Face during pregnancy

Why the face changes during pregnancy

As a rule, the skin of the face becomes fatter during pregnancy. This is due to the fact that the hormonal background of the woman is changing, as well as the activation of the sebaceous and sweat glands. True, there is a category of expectant mothers who note that their skin, with the onset of pregnancy, has become drier.

For some women, pigmentation of the skin on the face is observed for 9 months. For example, the appearance of chloasma (spots in the forehead, nose and cheeks) is possible. As a rule, in pregnant women with fair skin these spots are dark in color, and in dark-skinned, on the contrary, light. After giving birth, everything will return to normal. In the meantime, try to be fewer in the open sun, because under the influence of ultraviolet rays, the color of these spots can become more intense. In girls who have freckles, during pregnancy, the face will become more bright and "red." The pigmentation of the owner of pale skin is least susceptible to pigmentation. But in brunettes and brown-haired women, the risk of getting a "mask of pregnant women", the so-called pigmentation of the face, is quite high. The reason for this phenomenon - also in the increased impact on the body of sex hormones - estrogen and progesterone. When the baby appears in the light and the hormonal background is leveled, everything will return to its previous state.

Many women with a healthy pregnancy on their cheeks appear blush. The reason for this phenomenon in the increased volume of blood, which actively flows through numerous blood vessels located under the skin.

During pregnancy, a woman may have pimples on her face. Do not try to drink any medicine for acne, they can damage the baby.

It is better to look after the face with the help of harmless hypoallergenic cosmetics and natural products, often used in home cosmetology. Also, on the background of hormonal changes, acne can appear. In this case, the woman needs help from a dermatocosmetologist to prevent the appearance of scars.

Some pregnant women note that they have hair on their face. Do not worry, because most of these hair also disappear after giving birth. The appearance of excessive hairiness is explained by the accelerated blood flow and the increase in the amount of nutrients in the mother's body, which causes an improved nutrition of the skin cells.

Often during pregnancy, swelling of the face can occur. The mechanism of edema is associated with a change in water-salt metabolism, as well as a violation of the outflow of blood and lymph through the veins of the legs and changes in the blood and vascular wall. If a woman swells around her face, they talk about the third stage of swelling. On the first there are edemas in the region of the feet and shins, on the second - of the lower extremities, the lower part of the abdomen and the lumbosacral region, on the third, edema on the hands, there is a pasty person "puffiness". The fourth stage is general edema.

The swelling of the face is noticeable visually: it becomes more round. In addition, you can independently determine whether there is puffiness: push your finger on the skin, if there is a hole, it is most likely a swelling. With such symptoms it is necessary to immediately see a doctor. He will determine the exact cause of the onset of edema and will prescribe adequate treatment. Inaction in this case can lead to serious problems. Most likely, with edemas the doctor will prescribe a pregnant milk and vegetable diet, ask to restrict the intake of table salt, if necessary, prescribe medication.

And, finally, I would like to note something else. Unfortunately, in everyday life, various signs regarding pregnancy are still relevant. One of them reads: pregnant woman can not touch the face, because the child will have many birthmarks. Such nonsense is unclear for what reasons invented many years ago. And although there is no relationship, some try to touch the face as little as possible. But is it possible for 9 months not to wash, scratch your nose, in general, never touch your face? And what is the connection between tactile contact to the mother's face and the baby's birthmarks? Therefore, be more reasonable and do not go on the issue of unfounded prejudices.

Be healthy! Happy and beautiful pregnancy!

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