Changes That Appear on the Skin During Pregnancy!Pimples On Arms
Chloasma (Melasma or mask of pregnancy):
Have you noticed the appearance of yellow or brown spots or discoloration on your skin when you look in the mirror? These spots are chloasma or mask of pregnancy. Chloasma is the appearance of dark spots around the eyes, in the forehead, on the nose and the cheeks. It caused by the effects of pregnancy hormones (progesterone and estrogen) on the melanocytes in the skin. If you are prone to have melasma you can reduce that by avoiding exposure to the sun for long periods. You will also notice that the effects of pigmentation (spots) will start to fade after birth when the hormones of the body start to go back to their normal levels before pregnancy.
Pimples and Acne:
Many pregnant women may notice the appearance of pimples on their skin even more than before the pregnancy. If so, you have to try to maintain the cleanliness of your face using a gentle face cleanser. If it is required to visit a dermatologist remember to tell him you are pregnant. Face Cleansers and facial scrubs products that are made from oats are considered the best option to get rid of pimples. Try to avoid deep peeling products because the skin is more sensitive during pregnancy.
Darkening of some areas:
It is expected to notice some darkening of the nipple and the areola during pregnancy and shortly after birth. If you have some freckles on your face, expect also an increase in the darkening of your freckles and the appearance of new spots.
Studies have shown that more than 90 percent of pregnant women appear to have stretch marks during the sixth or seventh month of pregnancy resulting from dilation of the inner layers of the skin during pregnancy. Stretch marks show in a form of white or red lines on the abdomen, and sometimes on the breasts and hips. Fortunately, these marks fade with time and gradually becoming a silver white color, making them nearly invisible.
You may notice the appearance of a light brown line extends from the navel to the pelvic area. This is called (linea nigra) and shows also as a result of hormonal changes in pregnancy. This line disappears after several weeks of birth.
Skin tags or Warts are small harmless extensions of the skin; sometimes their color might be darker than skin color. Skin tags appear in many places of the body, especially the folds such as the neck, eyelids, under the armpits, pubic area, under the breasts, and in the genital area. Typically, these tags do not disappear after birth. It is possible to remove the skin tag during or after pregnancy by cauterization or cutting. This process is done by the dermatologist; it is very easy and takes only few minutes.
They are blood capillaries in form of a spider web, bright red or crimson. They Show on face, neck, chest, legs and arms. The reason for the emergence of these spider veins during pregnancy is the increase in the activity of the circulatory system and the hormonal changes. They disappear after birth and can be treated by taking doses of vitamin C and refraining from putting one leg over the other.
Varicose veins are swollen blood vessels that appear in the legs during pregnancy and disappear completely or partially after birth. You can avoid or reduce their appearance by doing some simple exercises, and an increased dose of vitamin C, and by refraining from putting one leg over the other, as well as by wearing medical socks before getting out of the bed in the morning.
Redness of hands and feet:
Due to the increase of the level of estrogen in the body of a pregnant woman, she tends to have red palms and soles; she also has the tendency to scratch them. These symptoms begin in the second month of pregnancy, but they disappear completely after birth.
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