Pregnancy mask is also caused by increase in hormones during pregnancy. During this time it is very important to stay out of the sun and to use sun block – sun exposure can increase the appearance of pigmentation.
These dilated capillaries (tiny dilated blood vessels) are caused by an increase in blood circulation. They usually appear on the face, neck and chest during the last trimester. It is important to limit sun exposure in these regions during pregnancy. The effects usually disappear shortly after delivery; if not, your dermatologist can do laser treatments.
Stretch marks appear as pinkish streaks running down your abdomen and/or breast. A lotion with vitamin E may help, but keeping the area hydrated and lubricated can help with minimizing the appearance.
The skin is more sensitive during pregnancy so use simple products and always wear a good sunscreen. The skin is more sensitive to the sun and has a greater chance of getting dark spots on the face. Try to avoid sun exposure, and always wear a hat when in the sun.
Lancer recommends getting facials every three to four weeks and to use the following products during pregnancy. He also suggests that women avoid the following products during pregnancy:
- Hydroquinone a skin lightening product;
- Unfortunately, pregnancy often induces darkening
of the skin, but wait until after pregnancy before
considering any skin lightening treatments.
- Tretinoen/ Retin-A used for acne, pigmentation
- Topical creams that contain tretinoin should