Everyone expects the pregnancy glow. Many women actually experience a variety of skin changes during pregnancy. Anything between rashes, redness, acne, and discolouration. This can happen as early as the first trimester while others don’t realise changes until their second or third. This is largely due to your hormones causing the over processing of oil making you vulnerable to heat rash. Skin tags or small raised growth on our skin is also another common during pregnancy. What can I do during pregnancy when this happens? There are a few things you can do given that pregnancy can restrict your options.
- Stick to an appropriate diet
- Drink lots of water
- If pimples are an issue, wash you face with a very gentle cleanser two to three times a day
- Use ‘noncomedogenic’ or ‘unscented’ makeup or skin-care products
- Stick to short showers. Bathing too much could be stripping the moisture from your skin