Pregnancy skin help
January 27, 2009
Thanks to pregnancy hormones, many women find their skin looking like a pubescent teen. Luckily, most women do find their skin clears up once they reach their second trimester — or, worst case, after baby is born. In the meantime, wash your face with an oil-free cleanser, switch to oil-free make-up and use an oatmeal-based mask on a weekly basis. Pregnant women should avoid all products that contain Retin-A. Pictured is pregnancy – safe Basq Rebalancing Facial Cleanser.
Skin discoloration, or chloasma, is another common pregnancy skin condition. Pregnancy hormones cause an increase in melanin which can result in dark patches on your upper lip, cheeks and forehead. Minimize or prevent this “mask of pregnancy” by wearing sunscreen every day and wearing a large hat when you will be laying out in the sun. Have a professional at a make-up counter find a concealer that is the right shade for you to help hide the discoloration.
How to conceal pregnancy skin discoloration