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Skin changes during pregnancy

Skin changes during pregnancy

Chloasma (Pregnancy Mask)Chloasma is the skin changes on the face. These changes are usually seen in the form of irregular brown spots on the cheeks, forehead, upper lip, nose and chin. The main factor is the sun. These spots are called 'pregnancy mask'.
Exp. Dr. Ayfer Aydın “This increase in pigment, which is seen in 70-90% of women, often disappears after birth. In rare cases, the increase in pigment is in the deep layers of the skin as if it were a tattoo. Treatment of such conditions is carried out by an experienced Cildiye specialist. ”
When you go out in the sun, apply at least 15 factors of sunscreen. Thus, less staining is seen. Don't be fooled by the cloudy weather in summer, apply your sun cream and go out. There is no harm in closing the spots with make-up.
Linea NigraLinea Nigra is the black line seen on the abdomen. Linea nigra is a thin line formed by the darkening of the anatomical structure called linea alba (white line), usually located between the navel and the pubis junction in the middle of the groin. It usually disappears after the end of pregnancy.
Did you know that if the Linea Nigra line is in cm, you are in that week of your pregnancy?
Cracks (Strie Gravidarum) Most women in pregnancy have cracks. These cracks occur in the abdomen, buttocks and breasts. It occurs due to excessive stretching of the skin, and often itchy areas cracking. During pregnancy, the cracks are red and after birth they take the color silver and are permanent. The cracks are caused by the sudden development of the tissues under the skin and the insufficiency of the skin. That is, the growth of the underlying tissue is above the stretching capacity of the skin and the skin is separated in those areas. The body fills these separated skins with repair tissue.
Exp. Dr. Ayfer Aydın yağ The oils used in the treatment method called “aromatherapy olan which has been in fashion recently should be avoided during pregnancy. Although these oils are of vegetable origin, it should be remembered that most of the medicines are of vegetable origin. ”
Skin dryness and itchingEstablishment of the skin may occur in the first months of pregnancy. This dryness can also cause exfoliation or itching of the skin. The reason is the high levels of progesterone hormone. In some pregnancies itching may increase from the 5th and 6th month. Moisturizing creams can be used to dry skin. If itching is increased, you can use itch-removing creams recommended by your doctor.
Varicose veinsVaricose veins are seen especially in the legs in the form of spider web. The cause of varicose veins is the pressure of the growing uterus and a general dilation of the vessels. The main cause of varicose veins is familial. So if your mother has an heir, you probably have an heir. To avoid varicose veins, be careful not to stand for long periods, take straight walks, avoid overweight. Varicose veins may increase especially with pregnancy and thin varices may persist after pregnancy. The treatment method is laser treatment.
EdemaHalf of the pregnant women face swelling called edema due to the accumulation of water in the face, eyelids, hands and feet. These edema is very pronounced in the morning, but disappear during the day. For example, if you are standing very much during pregnancy, edema may occur on your feet. In order to avoid edema during pregnancy, salt consumption should be taken into consideration. Edema disappears in a short time after birth.Compiled by: Contact Ege directly
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