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pregnancy and skin

There are some changes in the skin during pregnancy. If we know these and take some precautions, we can spend this period healthier and more beautiful.

Hair: During pregnancy, due to the high estrogen hormone, it grows fast, becomes thicker, gains a lively and shiny appearance. However, if Fe (Iron) deficiency anemia, which is common during pregnancy, develops, there will be hair loss, pale skin appearance and nail breakage. If these complaints are present, the Fe (iron) level should be checked.

Acne: It is not possible to predict the problem of acne during pregnancy. Existing acne can be corrected, as well as new acne formations can be seen.

Moles: Moles and freckles on the skin become darker during pregnancy. The nipple color becomes darker. It can return to its original form after a while. The problem called melasma pregnancy mask occurs due to hormonal changes during pregnancy. It is usually seen on the cheeks, forehead and upper lip. This problem is largely prevented by paying attention to sun protection during pregnancy. In some dark-skinned patients, it may cause problems for a long time and sometimes it may not go away on its own.

Skin Tags: They are benign skin formations. It is seen under the arm, neck and breast area, it is not dangerous. It can regress after birth, and those that do not regress are easily treated.

Dryness, Itching and Cracks in the Abdomen: As the pregnancy progresses, the abdomen is stretched, dryness and itching may be felt. If the weight gain is high, this problem is more intense. Use plenty of moisturizer and try not to scratch. Skin cracks may occur as a result of intense stretching of the skin during pregnancy. It usually has a genetic basis. It starts out as a pink-red color and then turns white. Unfortunately, there is no definitive preventive treatment. It’s important to stay hydrated and watch out for weight gain.

Capillary Enlargement and Varicose Veins: Changes in hormones and circulation can cause capillary veins and varicose veins. Some recover after birth.

Apart from these, pregnancy-specific skin rashes may be experienced. In this case, you should consult your doctor.