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Common Skin Problems That Happen During Pregnancy

Aug 23 , 2021

Changes in skin during pregnancy are common. Some conditions occur due to changes in hormone levels and are harmless. Though a rosy glow embraces women in pregnancy but she might also have to deal with bumps, masks, and rashes. The surge in hormones also affects your skin, but most of the skin issues will disappear after your pregnancy. Check out the list of common skin problems that happen during pregnancy.

•    Hyperpigmentation

Nearly all women experience some degree of hyperpigmentation during pregnancy. It is darkening of the skin and is caused due to an increase in melanin. Pregnancy causes excess melanin production which results in hyperpigmentation.

•    Acne

All the hormonal changes in your body cause oil glands to secrete more oil which causes breakouts. Acne during pregnancy is normal, just keep washing your face twice a day. This acne issue might get better when your baby is born.

•    Skin tags

Small, loose and harmless growth of skin can happen anywhere on your body during pregnancy but most commonly occur under the arms and breasts. They can be removed after pregnancy.

•    Stretch marks

Every pregnant woman gets stretch marks, they are reddish streaks that occur on your breasts or belly due to increased weight gain. You can prevent stretch marks by keeping your skin moisturized. 

•    PUPPP

These itchy rashes are common during pregnancy. It is called pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy. These itchy, red patches come out around stretch marks and usually occurs toward the end of pregnancy when your belly is stretched the most. It can spread to the arms, legs, and buttocks.

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