The main changes in the skin occur due to an increase in the level of estrogens - female sex hormones that contribute to the proper development and growth of the fetus, and in the future - the birth of a healthy child.
The skin during pregnancy is prone to the appearance of rashes, the tendency to cellulite increases, more often than in other periods of life, irritation and dryness of the skin, allergic manifestations occur.
The main task during this period is to care for the skin using the most natural products that prevent skin dehydration and provide it with effective nutrition. The packaging of such drugs should indicate that they are approved for use during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Most often, during pregnancy, inflammation on the skin is treated with external agents containing active and harmless substances for the unborn baby. Of the additional cosmetic procedures, cleansing, masks, treatments are shown, the effects of devices and substances that can increase the tone of the uterus are contraindicated, thereby increasing the risk of miscarriage.
The process of their occurrence is associated with an increased production of estrogens and progesterones, and against this hormonal background, not only can nipples, age spots and moles darken somewhat, but also a large number of pigmentation appear on the skin of the face and body, most often on the skin of the cheekbones, décolleté. During this period, it is advisable to avoid open sunlight and ultraviolet radiation - use sunscreen with maximum protection against ultraviolet radiation, as well as a reliable headgear. It is contraindicated to carry out cosmetic procedures - peeling, whitening procedures during this period of time, because during pregnancy, the skin becomes very sensitive, and aggressive actions may not affect it in the best way.
Most often, it is during pregnancy that women are faced with the appearance of dilated vessels on the skin of the thighs, legs. Their appearance is associated with circulatory disorders due to changes in intra-abdominal pressure. The main advice is to strengthen the veins with special external creams and gels, wear comfortable shoes, refuse to carry weights, and monitor the work and rest schedule.
Stretch marks (striae)
The most common complaint of pregnant women. They occur in places of greatest stretch of the skin against the background of loss of its elasticity. They can be barely noticeable, but in some cases they reach a width of 3-4 mm, are highlighted in color. They fade over time, but still remain visible. The main task is to prevent their occurrence. Cosmetologists recommend using complex preparations based on natural ingredients, such as dexpanthenol, natural oils, extracts from medicinal plants, for example Bepantol Emulsion for stretch marks. It will prevent the appearance of stretch marks due to a balanced composition that maintains the firmness and elasticity of the skin of a pregnant woman. You can combine the use of care products with self-massage to enhance the effect. It is also important to choose the right underwear that will gently support the growing breasts and belly,preventing the skin from stretching too much.
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