Pregnancy, while it’s an amazing, exciting time, can wreak havoc on our skin. Along with the obvious signs of pregnancy such as an expanding belly, the hormonal fluctuations involved can lead to anything from a gorgeous pregnancy ‘glow’ and lustrous locks to breakouts, skin sensitivity, discoloration and excess hair in places we didn’t have it before!
While the ups and downs of oestrogen and progestogen are to be expected in pregnancy and there’s very little that we can do about it, there are steps we can take to minimise the effects that pregnancy has on our skin. It’s nothing to be concerned about – 90% of women experience a new skin condition or changes to an existing skin condition while pregnant.
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