Being pregnant can be an incredibly special time, but it can also be daunting dealing with the changes and challenges that your body goes through, and this includes the challenges that can come with an influx of new skin concerns.
Most pregnant people will wonder which skincare products are suitable for use during pregnancy to help combat their specific skin concerns, and which ones aren’t. Thankfully, there are still many products that can help with these concerns, but before you incorporate them into your daily routine, it’s always important to check with your physician to discuss the products you are planning on using to ascertain their suitability.
Noticing changes in your skin since becoming pregnant? Here’s why!
Whether you’re perfectly 'glowing' or not, changes in hormones can be a rollercoaster ride for you and your skin. We're here to help smooth the way by taking you through some of the most common changes your skin may experience during pregnancy, which can include:
Changes during pregnancy can weaken your skin barrier. A compromised skin barrier allows external irritants and aggressors to penetrate your skin more easily, which, in turn, makes your skin more susceptible to sensitivity and irritation.
Dark Spots and hyperpigmentation
A rise in oestrogen levels contributes to the production of excessive pigmentation in the face and body, which can lead to the formation of unwanted dark spots and areas of discolouration.
Dryness and crepiness
Hormonal changes can also cause dry skin or itchy skin due to dehydration attributed to by changes in your skin’s microbiome.
Oiliness, breakouts and blackheads
With all those hormonal fluctuations, it's no wonder you may experience an increase in oily skin during pregnancy, more frequent breakouts or occasional pregnancy breakouts.