Skin care in pregnancy: What matters now

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Skin care in pregnancy: What matters now

Pregnancy is beautiful, but also quite exhausting – both for the mental well-being, as well as for the skin of the Pregnant woman. The tummy needs special care and also body and face care must often be changed because of the hormonal changes can have a big impact on the skin.

Dr. med. Bernd Kleine-Gunk, chief physician of the gynecology at the Euromed Clinic in Fürth and a specialist in aesthetic medicine answers, what matters in care now.

Dr. Kleine-Gunk, a pregnancy means for the skin to big changes. The risk of stretch marks is the majority of women are aware of the belly so it needs special care. What can you recommend? DR. KLEINE-GUNK: stretch marks the most common cosmetic Problem at this time. It only occurs late, when the belly is really round. That is why it is important to start as early as possible with a suitable skin care, making the skin on the stretch is being prepared. Skin care oils in a natural base with ingredients like Vitamin E have proven to be particularly.

What are the areas you should massage? All areas of skin that are affected by the increase in volume, should be maintained. So the belly and the chest, because it can also come here by the size increase to stretch marks.

Many women complain of during pregnancy and water retention. The consequence of swollen legs and eyelids. What you have in mind? Minimal water retention, are relatively common and harmless and can be kept by cold rinses, legs up camps or by the use of chilled creams. Greater water retention can especially if they occur in connection with high blood pressure, medical complications, point out, therefore, Pregnant women, the water-notice retention should consult, your doctor.

You have to change the facial care now? The facial skin is particularly sensitive. Mild products with skin-neutral, a slightly acidic pH-value of 5.5 irritate not and keep the skin in balance. It is important to now use a face cream, with the skin from UVA and UVB rays is protected. The hormonal changes make the skin very sensitive to sun, which can result in pigmentation disorders. They are frequently located on the zygomatic arches, upper lip and on the chin and go back to the pregnancy, most often spontaneously, disturbing but at the moment, but very.

You should not sunbathe during pregnancy? During pregnancy, the protection of the facial skin with a high SPF is an absolute Must. Visits to the Solarium are off-limits because of pigmentation disorders, for the most part by UVA radiation trigger. UVA radiation penetrates the window glass almost completely and is not also under a cloudy sky very much – that is why it is important to have a protective day cream to apply, even if the sun is shining. Sun baths should be avoided. For stays in the sun clothing is the best protection – a hat with a wide brim protects the skin of the face and does not burden the skin. Thanks for the interesting tips.