Skin Care During the pregnancy: Rough skin during pregnancy
Rough skin during pregnancy
When you become pregnant, your skin becomes more prone to roughness due to changes in your constitution and hormonal balance. We will introduce the causes and proper skin care.
Why does my skin get rough when I’m pregnant?
First of all, why does pregnancy cause skin problems? We will explain from the perspective of hormone secretion and lifestyle habits.
Rough skin due to changes in hormonal balance
There are two main types of female hormones: follicular hormones and progesterone hormones, and these hormones are secreted alternately at the time of ovulation and menstruation. However, if pregnancy occurs after ovulation, menstruation does not occur and the rhythm of hormone secretion changes. People who tend to get rough skin before their period are also more likely to get rough skin during pregnancy. In addition, melanin pigment increases due to the influence of hormones, so it is also recommended to take measures against UV rays and UV care.
Rough skin due to poor eating habits
Another cause of rough skin is that your eating habits tend to be unbalanced due to severe morning sickness or a change in food preferences. You want to keep a nutritionally balanced diet, but if you can’t eat enough, you may want to consider taking supplements. To prevent rough skin, it is important to take vitamin C and vitamin E.
Skin irritation due to other causes
Changes in lifestyle, such as constipation caused by pregnancy and not being able to sleep well because you are not feeling well, can also cause rough skin. If you worry too much about these complaints and skin problems, they can also cause maternity blues. Therefore, it may be a good idea to take countermeasures or, conversely, to dismiss it as something that only happens now, so don’t worry about it.
It tends to subside in the second trimester
These rapid changes in your constitution appear in the early stages of pregnancy, and often subside naturally once you enter a stable period, so it is important to give your skin a rest and not take any special care for a while. Your skin is more delicate during pregnancy, so instead of trying out new cosmetics, take better care of it.
Measures against rough skin during pregnancy
It is rare for severe skin irritation during pregnancy to continue long after delivery. However, if you really want to get rid of your rough skin, you can take the following measures:
Wash and moisturize your face thoroughly
If sebum secretion is active, it will need to be removed, but it is important to leave in the moisture your skin needs. Use a mild facial cleanser to keep your skin clean. Also, make sure to moisturize your baby more carefully than when you are not pregnant.
If you are really concerned, please consult a dermatologist.
Changing skin care products and cosmetics one after another just because your rough skin doesn’t improve can put an unnecessary burden on your skin. During pregnancy, your skin may become hypersensitive to ingredients that would not normally cause problems, so there is a risk of making the problems worse. If your skin is really rough and you’re concerned about it, one option is to see a dermatologist. In that case, be sure to let them know that you are pregnant.