Dark spots, discoloration, and dullness? These skin changes are pretty common during pregnancy. Keep reading to find out why this happens and how to make your face look brighter during pregnancy!
Pregnancy is a magnificent journey but it also comes with its fair share of challenges, including the not-so-welcome guests – dullness and dark spots on our skin. And sometimes, looking at yourself in the mirror does dampen your confidence, right?
Now, if you’re thinking that this is all “normal” and there’s nothing that can be done, that’s where you’re wrong. Before we dive into how to get rid of dullness, discolorations, and dull spots on the skin, let’s first figure out why they occur.
1. Hormonal Changes
According to a study, pregnancy is a time when hormonal changes occur, including immunological (immune), physiological (physical system), metabolic, and vascular (circulatory system).
In the case of skin darkening in pregnant women, the changing factors include physiological factors. This occurs because there is a modification of pigmentation in skin tissue and blood vessels.
In fact, 9 out of 10 pregnant women experience something similar, Mama. As such, don’t panic if this happens. If you experience quite drastic skin changes, it is best to consult a doctor immediately.
Melasma, Chloasma, or Pregnancy Mask are symptoms of similar skin color disorders commonly experienced in pregnant women. The skin can darken by around 15% of its original color, this is caused by pigmentation disorders which usually appear during pregnancy between six and eight months of age.
Melasma can also be caused by stimulation of pigment-producing cells by sex hormones, resulting in more dark pigment production. Consuming oral contraceptives or birth control pills can usually be the trigger.
Melasma is usually characterized by the appearance of black spots or spots on the facial area. To prevent it from worsening, it’s recommended to avoid intense exposure to sunlight. Protect your skin by avoiding clothes that expose the skin too much. In addition, it’s best to skip clothes that are too thin as they don’t protect from the sun.
3. Feeling lazy to take care of your skin
Let’s get real, with all the changes happening in our bodies, sometimes taking care of our skin can feel like a chore. It may also be caused by the olfactory sensitivity some mamas experience, making them averse to using skincare products that may have a strong fragrance.
But it’s important to remember that self-care is not a luxury; it’s a necessity. And you deserve to feel good in your skin, especially during this incredible journey of motherhood.
What are the best pregnancy skincare products?
To prevent dullness, you need to diligently care for your skin. But remember, Mama’s skin needs extra TLC because some skincare ingredients commonly found in regular products are not safe during pregnancy.
For pregnancy, it’s important to choose products that have no alcohol, artificial fragrances, paraben and other irritants.
How to make your face look brighter with Mama’s Choice
Now, let’s introduce you to a mighty serum that can help you battle dullness and dark spots: Mama’s Choice Advanced Brightening Serum!
Packed with safe, natural, and effective ingredients, this serum is clinically tested to help reduce the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation, brighten and moisturize the skin, and help achieve even skin tone.
This serum is enriched with natural ingredients such as Peony Extract, Vitamin C, Ceramide NP, Niacinamide, and Hyaluronan 11 Multi-Complex that improves the skin and boosts the skin’s hydration.
Its dermatologically tested and hypoallergenic formula is safe for pregnancy, which is a huge relief for mamas-to-be.
Apply it daily after cleansing your face, and you’ll be on your way to a brighter and more radiant complexion.
If you need more reasons to try Mama’s Choice Advanced Brightening Serum, know that:
93% say it helped brighten the skin and reduce dark spots
80% say it evened out their skin tone
90% say it moisturized their skin
To get maximum results, follow it up with Mama’s Choice Daily Protection Face Moisturizer!
A 2-in-1 product, Mama’s Choice Daily Protection Face Moisturizer is suitable for making Mama’s dream of a glowing pregnancy come true!
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