How to Overcome Dark Patches on Your Skin During Pregnancy

Are you seeing patchy changes to your skin? You’re not alone. Over 50% of pregnant women experience dark patches on their skin. These dark patches, known as Melasma, show up on the cheeks, nose and forehead.

Here are a few simple things you can do to help reduce the pigmentation of skin caused by pregnancy hormones:

Pregnancy Hormones Create Dark Patches on the Skin from Basq NYC on Vimeo.

It is not recommended to use any skin lightening products during pregnancy, so leave those on the shelf. Instead, start by applying plenty of sunblock and wearing a cover-up. Patchy skin is very sensitive to sunburn, which will only accentuate the discoloring. Additionally, find yourself a good exfoliating cleanser. Exfoliation gently smooths dead skin cells, which evens out skin tone.

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