Pregnancy causes a number of changes to the body, with one of the most well-known being the addition of stretch marks around the stomach, hips and thighs. As well as this, however, there are also lesser talked-about changes to the skin, particularly with regards to sensitivity and the overall condition of the delicate facial area.
Skin can change in a number ways during pregnancy, most of which are attributed to the increased blood flow around the body, and to the dramatic changes in your hormone levels. A number of women experience increased issues with acne breakouts during their pregnancy as hormone levels change, altering the oil levels in the skin.
Some women also find that changing hormone levels make their skin more sensitive as well, leading to flare-ups of conditions such as psoriasis and eczema, and leaving them more prone to sunburn.
Women the world over have also noted changes to skin pigmentation, particularly on the face, which can be attributed to a condition called melasma, or the ‘mask of pregnancy’. Melasma often presents itself as darker, somewhat blotchy patches on the face, and is a form of hyperpigmentation brought on by changing oestrogen and progesterone levels.
How Au Natural can help during pregnancy
While it can often neutralise in the months following your baby’s birth, as your hormone levels return to normal, using natural skincare products could also aid this process. Au Natural Skinfood’s Night Cream contains naturally sourced bee venom, which has proven powers when it comes to skin lightening and pigment neutralising. Au Natural Skinfood’s Skin Brightening lotion, is calming on the skin has high levels of vitamin c which helps to manage pigmentation and clear blemishes. While it won’t change the condition of your skin overnight, regular use of Au Natural Skinfood’s four key products can improve the overall health of your skin, and help you to see long-term, lasting results.