When someone is pregnant the body produces progerterone, which stimulates the oil producing sebaceous glands in the skin and as well the sweat producing glands. When we have sweat and oil one of 2 things can happen, and its important to remember that every pregnancy is mutually exclusive. If we have sweat and oil , this is extremely beneficial to dry skin because it lubricates and can give you that “pregnancy glow” that everyone is always talking about. However, the other instance is a build up of sweat and oil which can become a breeding ground for bacteria which will trigger an acne breakouts. Hormone fluctuations during pregnancy can help to clear up acne in women, where for others it can worsen their conditions. It is important to remember that we should be using products that are safe during pregnancy like these products which are made specifically for women who are pregnant or breast feeding. Stick to your home regimen, by cleansing, exfoliating , and moisturizing.. Feel free to use and organic moisturizing mask weekly for an extra glow.
Skin During Pregnancy:
As many of us know, or have seen, skin during pregnancy is often associated with a healthy glow. This glow however is not absolute and is balanced by a long list of not always comfortable and not always beautiful side effects. Hormones during pregnancy can be extremely erratic which tends to have a negative impact on the skin, and can even worsen pre-existing skin conditions like rosacea, acne, or dermatitis. Pregnancy can also make skin reactive to ingredients that never previously had an effect on the skin , or even improve pre-existing conditions.
Pregnancy may promote healthier skin, hair, and nails but is often accompanied by acne, unwanted hair growth, hair thinning, exacerbated existing skin conditions, pigmentation, spider veins, and stretch marks.