During pregnancy the life of every woman go through various transformations which may affect the skin either positively or negatively. Much as pregnancy is in most cases received with great joy, ladies are getting concern everyday about the negative effects that comes with the pregnancy. The several vertical lines appearing down the middle of your belly is one such complication called a linea nigra. It can be up to 1cm wide, and sometimes crosses your navel. It tends to appear around the second trimester. The linea nigra is caused by pigmentation, due to hormone changes where your abdominal muscles stretch and slightly separate to give your baby more room.
Even though this line will disappear moments after you’ve given birth, its appearance is not welcomed by many women who are very much concern about their beauty. This line among other effects of the skin deformities resulting from pregnancies is what this article is going to address. Doctor Akoury who is a re-known skin care expert founded a health facility called AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center where she is offering her exclusive natural skincare treatment not just to the common people but even to other physicians and health care professionals through training, clinical apprenticeships, webinars and seminars. You can also become part of this successful skincare solution by scheduling for an appointment with doctor Akoury today and you will begin the journey of recovery in the hands of real skincare professionals. Because we understand what you’re going through, we know that there are several questions going on in your mind and we are going to help you get solutions to some of them even as we unlock the riddle behind the skin transformation during and after pregnancy.
The bloom or glowing of your skin in pregnancy is not just a saying but has a scientific backing. While in this condition of pregnancy, your skin preserves more moisture which plumps it up, smoothing out any fine lines and wrinkles. As a matter of fact the rosy glow that makes your skin look ecstatic and healthy is triggered by increased levels of the hormone progesterone, and by the extra blood circulating round your body. This may also make you feel slightly warmer and sometimes flushed.
The downside of this effect is that you may look puffy from water retention. Remember that during this process, any red patches that you already have on your face may become more noticeable. The good news is that they will not last long and will gradually disappear after delivery. Nonetheless as a matter of precaution you may want to hide them by using a moisturizing foundation. As you do this, remember that drinking plenty of water will benefit the health of your skin greatly as it will keep you well hydrated.
Tiny blood vessels (capillaries) that break are known as spider veins or naevi. They are common in pregnancy, particularly if you’re already prone to them.
The extra blood circulating in your body exalts pressure on your capillaries which are also more sensitive during pregnancy. Therefore you may opt for to protecting your skin from the dangers of the bad weather like very cold or hot weather conditions. Meanwhile, the appearance of the veins will disappear once your hormone levels have settled down after delivery.
You may develop acne in your first trimester. Higher levels of hormones encourage the production of sebum, the oil that keeps your skin supple. Too much sebum causes pores to become blocked, resulting in greasy skin and spots. Cleanse regularly with a mild soap and lukewarm water or a gentle cleanser. If your skin is dry, use an oil-free moisturizer and ensure that you wash off any make-up used before you go to bed. Never use acne creams or treatments unless advised by the professionals. Some of them shouldn’t be used during pregnancy. The good news is that a few weeks after your baby is born, your skin should return to its pre-pregnancy condition.
Stretch marks are a common occurrence in women more so during pregnancy. They will be seen in the abdomen, on the legs and the upper arms. This is so because pregnancy causes your skin to stretch more and faster than usual. Higher levels of hormones also disrupt your skin’s protein balance, making it thinner. Remember that the skin transformation during and after pregnancy also includes the formation of stretch marks as indicated. Nonetheless this will gradually fade off and turn silvery white within the first six months after delivery. Now the bad news is that stretch marks are inevitable and will appear anyway. You can only minimize them by adapting to the following:
- Circumventing putting on too much weight too quickly though this may not be easy when you’re pregnant.
- Massaging oil or cream over your bump to encourage new tissue growth.
- Eating a healthy diet rich in nutrients. Vitamins E and C, and zinc and silica to help to keep your skin healthy.
Higher hormone levels, and the fact that your skin has become more stretched and delicate, can cause your skin to feel sensitive.
Soaps and detergents may suddenly cause irritation. Skin conditions that you had before you became pregnant, such as eczema, may worsen. However, sometimes the opposite is true. Women who have psoriasis often find it improves during pregnancy. You may find that your skin burns more easily or that it feels prickly after you’ve been out in the sun. In this case use a sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or higher, and don’t stay out in the sun too long.
Finally irrespective of how your skin will respond to pregnancy, it is very important that you get ready for what is likely to happen when they happen. This you can do by visiting AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under the able leadership of doctor Dalal Akoury for a one on one consultation with the expert. You can schedule for that appointment with doctor Akoury today.