During pregnancy, your skin needs special care and specifically designed treatments.
Pregnancy often bestows a unique allure on women.
As early as the first trimester, the rush of large quantities of hormones has huge benefits for the skin, which appears plump and glowing. During pregnancy, it is not unusual for dry skin to become more hydrated, oily skin to find a balance, and for acne to improve.
However, this is a time of huge alterations for the body, and it can cause some problems which can be prevented and managed by using specifically designed treatments.
The growing foetus and weight gain put significant pressure on the skin, particularly in a few critical points such as the abdomen, breasts, hips and buttocks. This pressure can sometimes be accompanied by an irritating itch in the areas affected.
During pregnancy, therefore, the skin needs hydrating and protective treatments and, above all, preventive treatments to avoid dryness and the appearance of stretch marks.
It is also possible for brown patches known as melasma to appear on the face.
During the last trimester in particular, it is common to experience the sensation of heavy legs, another ailment related to the significant weight gain, which can be relieved in a number of ways and through the use of a specific cosmetic treatment.
Still focusing on the third trimester, if the mother wishes to breastfeed her child, it is advisable to pay special attention to the nipples.
To learn more about preparing for problem-free breastfeeding, read our dedicated article: Breast skin during pregnancy