Are you seeing patchy changes to your skin? You’re not alone. Many women experience pregnancy acne and/or dark patches on their skin during pregnancy. 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:
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.