Skin and body care during and after pregnancy

The most common problems in pregnant women are spotting on the skin (see hyperpigmentation), prominent capillaries, cracks that can be parallel to weight gain in the body, skin sagging, varicose veins or circulation problems.

During pregnancy, the body has to make some changes in itself for the baby and the mother. Meanwhile, blood circulation accelerates, and even in the first 3 months, 1-1.5 liters of blood volume increases. This manifests itself as dizziness and sometimes palpitations in pregnant women. Acceleration of circulation can sometimes trigger flushing attacks on the skin, which we call flushing, but it is temporary. 8-9. There may be an increase in acne-like pimples in direct relation with the increasing hormones towards weeks, mostly this is temporary.

In people who are genetically predisposed due to changing hormones during pregnancy, edema may occur due to salt retention in the body, which causes a cellulite appearance. For the treatment of cellulite, after the first 3 months, some peeling products and fiber massage can be done in the shower, it will be good to increase the rate of drinking water and walk.

During this period, inevitably, weight is gained. However, pregnancy is not a disease, it is appropriate to gain weight in a controlled manner. If there are any problems during pregnancy and rest is suggested, we can gain as much weight as we do not want desperately. In this case, cracks and sagging may occur due to excessive stretching on the skin.

The most important role in the formation of cracks is in our genetic structure. Because there are women who have stretch marks even though they do not gain much weight. However, among the measures we can take, massage applied to the skin is of great importance. Because in this way, the synthesis of collagen fibers can be triggered by stimulating the cells. Almond oils can be used during baths, after the first 3 months, we can start anti-crack creams.

In summary, the precautions that can be taken during pregnancy;

Always apply a sunscreen cream in the morning (in terms of melasma)

drinking plenty of fluids

getting enough sleep

regular walking

Applying washcloths to legs during showers

Applying moisturizing cream to the abdomen and hip area every day

Resting the feet in the evening, taking measures that can be good for circulation