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Skin and Complexion Changes during Pregnancy

Skin and complexion changes are experienced by all pregnant women as it is caused due to hormonal changes taking place in the body. Read more.


I am developing blue lines under my skin, especially on the breasts and abdomen?

This is part and parcel of pregnancy. These blue lines are a network of veins that have expanded to carry the increased blood supply through your body. For some women, these lines become more noticeable later in pregnancy. It normally goes away after your delivery. It is harmless and nothing to worry about. In rare cases where the veins are severe and cause immense discomfort medical assistance may be sought.

A whole lot of skin changes happen during pregnancy. Some women have a glowing complexion while there may be others who have all sorts of skin problems during pregnancy. Pregnancy can affect the way your skin looks and feels as well.


Are the purplish red lines on my thighs varicose veins?

No. Hormonal changes during pregnancy result in telangiectases or spider nevi. They usually fade after delivery.

Varicose veins are swollen veins which tend to bulge near the surface of the skin. Normally blue or purple in colour these veins show up in the legs. At times you may get it in other parts of the body like the vulva also. It is quite common in pregnant women and does not cause any pain or physical discomfort.


What is happening to my complexion?

Is it a breakout or a glow? Either ways, it is caused by an increased secretion of oils brought about by hormonal changes. 

Complexion change is one of the most annoying things about being pregnant. Two of the most common complexion changes which happen in pregnant women include:

  • Skin break out in spots because of hormonal changes happening in the body.
  • Darkening of moles or liver spots due to increased skin pigmentation

Complexion changes are normal and a symptom of pregnancy. For majority of pregnant women these changes improve after the initial few weeks of pregnancy. In case your skin becomes extra sensitive or spotty, you can consult your doctor who will be able to prescribe suitable medication.


How do I take care of my skin?

Remember, a good diet not only provides nutrition for your baby, but will also help your skin. Drink the most efficient pore purifier: water. Avoid make-up and creams and wash your face 2 or 3 times a day with water and a gentle cleanser. If your skin feels dry and itchy, use a moisturiser. Ask your doctor to prescribe a vitamin B supplement.

Hormones bring about changes in almost all parts of a pregnant woman’s body. This includes hair and skin also. Hence, expectant moms must make suitable changes in their skin and hair care routine to look and feel good. To take care of the skin you must:

Daily Beauty Care Regimen - Ascertain whether your normal beauty products will work for you during pregnancy also. This is because certain products may not be suitable for pregnant skin. It is best to consult a skin specialist in case you notice any significant change in your complexion. It is advisable to avoid and stay away cosmetics that contain retinol or salicylic acid during pregnancy.

Moisturising - To maintain healthy glow pregnant women can make use of bath products which contain extra moisturising properties and are pH balanced.

Soaps - Pregnant women must make use of soaps sparingly. Often soaps contain harmful chemicals and its excessive use robs the skin of essential natural oil required to keep the skin healthy.

Normally glycerine based soaps are gentler and recommended for use by pregnant women. During pregnancy your feet can get swollen and tired. To pep up and relieve tiredness in the feet making use of foot gels is useful.

Soaking in Bath - Do not soak for a very long time in the bath tub. This will dehydrate the skin. It may be worthwhile to make use of Aromatherapy bath oils to relax the body and moisturise it.

Sunscreen - Do not forget to use sunscreen just because you are pregnant. Sunscreens are perfectly safe for use during pregnancy. It will protect your skin from harmful effects of harsh sun and keep it moisturised at the same time.

Consult your doctor to make sure that the beauty products which you are safe during pregnancy. 

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