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What care for beautiful black skin during pregnancy?

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Mask of pregnancy, unexpected return of a forgotten acne, itching, stretch marks ... Pregnant, you are lost in front of the received ideas on black skin. Is it more prone to certain skin problems? In reality, the majority of expectant mothers are concerned. But, in some cases, black women have more sensitive skin. Your beauty routine must absolutely adapt. IN’OYA takes stock of your cosmetic needs. We give you safe benchmarks for 9 months.

THE RIGHT GESTURES TO AVOID THE MASK OF PREGNANCY

Sun and hormones are the causes of these brown spots on the face. They are distributed over the forehead, the cheekbones and around the mouth or the maxillae. Sometimes these dark marks can even stand out on the body. They are symmetrical and take a more or less regular shape.

Mother, grandmother have warned you of this genetic risk. It is a factor implicated in chloasma, the scientific name for this condition. Your phototype will determine the risk of developing one during pregnancy. It is defined by your skin and hair color. Dark to dark skin tones are generally more affected.

It is therefore recommended to avoid exposures from the first weeks. Apply sun protection with a high UV index on the face. Repeat the operation regularly. Wear a wide-brimmed hat for your outdoor outings.

If despite these precautions spots appear, stay zen! This is benign. Unlike other types of melasma, the pregnancy mask disappears naturally. In general, it disappears completely a few months after childbirth.

After the baby arrives, contraception consisting of estrogens may help prolong the phenomenon. Talk to your gynecologist or midwife to consider an alternative solution. In parallel, you can use an anti-stain serum. Do not try to erase it with a depigmenting laser: be patient, it disappears spontaneously.

Note: hormones are also responsible for the famous brown line on the stomach. Like melasma, it leaves without treatment a few weeks after the birth of the child.

HOW TO EASILY TREAT ACNE 

You had no more pimples since high school. But since you are expecting a baby, it’s flowering. Hormones are, once again, responsible for these changes. It’s unfair: some of your pregnant friends have a beautiful complexion. And you desperate to get rid of these unsightly buttons. Do not panic ! A few simple gestures will allow you to accept this delicate passage for your skin.

Consult the doctor before using an acne remedy. Indeed, some products are contraindicated for pregnant women. They can be dangerous and cause birth defects in the fetus.

We recommend that you follow a safe routine for you and your baby. Clean your face morning and evening with a purifying treatment. Apply a suitable cream to remove blackheads and pimples.

At the same time, avoid foods with a high glycemic index. These activate the hormonal secretion that causes sebum overproduction. You can however enrich your plate with cereals, vegetables or fruits rich in zinc. This trace element is an ally to avoid oily skin problems. It is naturally present in nuts, cocoa or lentils. 

SKIN TORN : STOP DEHYDRATION

A lack of water is usually the cause of dry skin. A pregnant woman requires much greater needs. On average, 2 liters of water is recommended per day. Bringing enough water to your body is also essential to maintain its elasticity.

If you have difficulty drinking during the day, consider derivative drinks. Herbal teas, infusions, vegetable broths will allow you to maintain a satisfactory level of internal hydration.

In addition, apply a nourishing treatment, rich enough to soothe your skin. Specific body products for pregnancy exist. However, your usual milk may be fine. Shea butter, coconut or sesame oil are often recommended. Depending on your sensitivity, certain formulas will effectively relieve your itching.

But remain vigilant, ban products containing parabens. These preservative components are endocrine disruptors to be avoided.

APPEARANCE OF STRETCH MARKS: CAN WE PREVENT IT?

With weight gain, you fear having stretch marks on areas under stress. The breasts, belly, hips take on volume and your body adapts! Fragile and sensitive skin, dark or light, are ideal candidates. What is special about dark and mat skin? Over time, the marks are more visible. Once the red-purple appearance has faded, they will turn into pale, even white, welts.

The loss of skin suppleness is the cause of stretch marks. Hormones cause skin changes. They slow down the production of collagen and elastin fibers. Anti-stretch mark creams cannot promise to avoid them. But daily hydration of your epidermis will put the odds on your side.

Massage on the belly, breasts, hips to soften it deeply. It is a recommended practice from the first month. This massage of sensitive areas will stimulate the production of collagen and elastin in prevention. Weight changes during pregnancy require continuous hydration of the skin.

Caring for your pregnant skin allows you to feel beautiful despite the hazards. With all these upheavals, this is a special moment for you. Observing these changes every day is an opportunity to take time for yourself. These moments should be preserved even after childbirth. Your baby will take a lot of energy from you. You will then be happy to allow yourself this time to pamper yourself.

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