Oh phase full of changes! Pregnancy is a time of total transformation in the woman’s body, hair, mood and skin. Some are privileged and during this period their skin is more showy than ever, while others end up rewarded with the dreaded pregnancy stains, if not with many stretch marks and in some cases many pimples.
Due to the large hormonal change that occurs in the woman’s bodyover the 9 months of pregnancy, including mainly the increase in estrogen, sensitivity to sunlight is also altered. This is the main factor responsible for pregnancy marks and spots also known by medicine as chloasmas or pregnancy melasmas. The increase in hormone levels stimulates melanogenesis, which is responsible for the formation of melanin in the body, and where dark spots appear in isolated parts of the body. The sun exposure factor is the main reason why the woman’s genetic predisposition together with hormonal variation are also reasons taken into account for the problem. For this reason it is impossible to predict the appearance of pregnancy stains and the best way is to take care of the skin a lot, redoubling the care during this period. Do you know those cares that are always alerted by dermatologists regarding skin care ?? So, put them into practice and redouble your care even more, as in relation to sun exposure.
Avoid sun exposure between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm , as this is when the sun’s rays are even stronger, being discarded as a healthy skin exposure. The use of caps and hats to walk under the sun, is also a medical guidance along with the use of specific sunscreen and indicated by a dermatologist. The use of sunscreen must be done even on cloudy days and must be reapplied every 2 hours so that protection is maintained. Pregnancy spots usually appear around 6 months of gestationand appear as dark brown spots. The main places to appear are face, belly, armpits, lap, arms and groin. The problem can usually disappear after the baby is born, but there are cases that they last for years after delivery if they don’t get the proper treatment. So if you are suffering from pregnancy stains, see a dermatologist as soon as possible and start the ideal treatment to avoid suffering from the situation for a long time.
Pregnancy Stains Have Arisen, And Now What Do I Do?
If you were not alerted to skin care to avoid the appearance of pregnancy stains and now you are already suffering from the problem, know that there is treatment for their disappearance , however most dermatologists prefer to start treatment only after delivery, or better, after weaning the baby. After all, treatment consists of a combination of products and methods that can be harmful to fetal development and during breastfeeding, to the baby. The treatments indicated for the removal of pregnancy stains are peels based on retinoic acid, licorice, arbutin, hydroquinone, folic and kojic, whitening creams and ointments and sessions for laser removal. Maintenance should be carried out at a later home, with the help of formulas developed for the whitening of skin spots together with a sunscreen that will prevent the spots from appearing again. It is worth remembering that once the skin is blemished, if not treated correctly, new blemishes may appear at any time, which is why the importance of treating it correctly. For women who already suffer from the problem of stains, it is recommended to use acidic soaps daily in addition to moisturizing with moisturizing creams with a higher sun factor,
If the case is getting worse and the spots are getting darker and darker, see your dermatologist. Some indicate as treatment some formulas or milder soapsand with components that do not pose a risk to pregnancy, but do not offer great efficacy, but a smoothness in the spots, which can help so that the problem does not worsen and accentuate even more. There is also a homemade recipe that some women refer to as miraculous, which is the combination of tomato and milk. The method is simple and should be used at least twice a week to obtain the expected result. Cut a tomato in half and put some milk in a container. Dip half the tomato in the milk and pass through the spots on the face and body for 10 minutes. Of course, the recipe is homemade and has no medical proof of the result, but it doesn’t hurt to try, right? Even more so during pregnancy, stronger methods cannot be used.
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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.