Pregnancy skin issues and why they occur

Other than stretch marks, the one change that happens when a woman is expecting a baby is pregnancy skin issues. Dark spots, melisma, hyper-pigmentation, linea nigra, acne, spider veins, varicose veins…the list goes on and on. Luckily, these skin conditions are all normal and all happen due to hormonal changes. Let’s take a look at some of the most common conditions.   Common pregnancy skin issues Hyper-pigmentation Also known as the “mask of pregnancy”, hyper-pigmentation is the presence of brown patches on the skin. It can occur on the forehead, nose, and cheeks, in which case it’s referred to as melisma.   PUPPP Pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy (PUPPP) are one of the lessor know pregnancy skin issues that cause red bumps to appear on the skin that causes itching, burning or stinging. The bumps can cluster together in a small area or cover a wider area and form a plaque. These bumps appear on the breasts, abdomen, legs, arms and buttoc…
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