skin changes - Pregnancy

skin changes


Chloasma, also known as melasma, is an unavoidable pregnancy symptom that affects approximately 70% of all pregnant women. Chloasma is associated with hyperpigmentation, which is caused by your increased estrogen and progesterone levels, which in turn increase your body’s melanin production. Basically what happens is that the excess melanin in your body causes you to […]

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Hyperpigmentation, like many of your other pregnancy symptoms, is the result of your pregnancy hormones, namely your increased progesterone and estrogen levels. The extra progesterone and estrogen in your body causes your body to produce more melanin, the substance responsible for the darkening of your skin. Hyperpigmentation is most notable in the parts of your […]

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Heat rash

Heat rash is best described as that pregnancy symptom which causes you to break out in itchy, red patches all over your body. These red patches are usually accompanied by small, raised bumps which gives heat rash its other popular name: prickly rash. Heat rash is caused by heat and sweat and the rubbing of […]

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Dry itchy skin

Dry, itchy skin is a common pregnancy symptom that usually occurs during your second and third trimesters as the result of your stretching skin and the hormonal changes your body is undergoing. You will most likely notice dry and itchy skin around your stomach and breasts where the skin is stretching most, but it is […]

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Skin changes during pregnancy

During pregnancy your body undergoes a lot of changes and your skin is not immune to these changes. Skin changes are a common symptom of pregnancy and unfortunately some of them cannot be avoided. However, that doesn’t mean all hope is lost and there are some that you can keep at bay using a few […]

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