Pregnancy | Pregnancy and childbirth change your skin appearance. Our tips for pimples, stretch marks & Co.

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The skin during and after pregnancy

When the skin around the birth does not come to rest

Radiantly beautiful skin? Many pregnant women know this. But what if your skin during pregnancy brings back long-forgotten memories of your teenage years? Or if the skin is blemished, pale and oily after birth?

Women's skin is continuously changing. This is not only due to personal lifestyle, but also significantly due to various hormones. Especially during and after pregnancy, the hormone balance is in constant flux - sometimes to the chagrin of the skin. The hormones estrogen and progesterone as well as the so-called ""pregnancy hormone"" hCG have a particular influence. In the following, you will learn what role these hormones have on your skin appearance and which care products are the right ones around the birth.


During pregnancy: pimples, blemished skin and pregnancy acne

Pregnant women are surrounded by a very special glow. For some, this also applies to their skin: it is smooth and rosy and seems to glow from within. This is because the hormone hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) stimulates the production of two other hormones - viz. Estrogen and Progesterone – triggers. The result: the skin retains more water, small wrinkles are smoothed. Due to increased microcirculation, the complexion looks fresh and even.

Other pregnant women, however, complain of blemished skin that tends to acne. Also the so-called "Pregnancy acne“ can be traced back to the hormones: They activate not only the microcirculation, but also the sebaceous glands. This can lead to impurities. To counteract pimples, blackheads and oily skin during pregnancy, a thorough face cleansing is the key:

We recommend cleansing products specifically designed for oily, blemish-prone skin. Thereby, the daily facial cleansing should consist of two steps:

  1. DERMASENCE Mousse Cleansing foam: It cleanses deep into the pores and at the same time supports the acid mantle of the skin.
  2. DERMASENCE Tonic refreshing facial toner: The tonic has a skin clarifying effect and restores the natural pH of the skin.

In addition, a coordinated special care is recommended, which soothes your skin, mattifies and has an anti-inflammatory effect. Our recommendation: The DERMASENCE Seborra Series. The medical skin care for blemished, acne-prone skin counteracts impurities and thus ensures a balanced, even complexion.

Product recommendations: Special care

Prevent stretch marks

When the baby bump grows, many women develop stretch marks (striae gravidarum) - not only on the belly, but sometimes also on Upper arms, Bottom or thighs. Scientists suspect that this is mainly due to a genetic predisposition.

Meanwhile, an ever-growing movement is making the case that stretch marks should not be seen as a blemish, but as a evidence of the physical feat of pregnancy. We at DERMASENCE wholeheartedly support this view!

If you still want to avoid stretch marks, you should start early with the right skin care. Preferably already when the baby bump is still invisible. Regular application of a moisturizing cream maintains the skin's natural moisture content and can reduce the risk of the typical streaks.

After birth: Oily, blemished and tired skin

After birth, the skin of many new mothers is first just as overwhelmed by hormones as the mothers themselves. Sleep deprivation and less movement than usual also affect the skin condition. Of course, after childbirth there are initially more important things than spending time in front of the mirror, but the appearance of the skin also plays an important role in well-being.

When the skin is greasy and shows pimples and blackheads tends, then - similar to during pregnancy – anti-inflammatory and sebum-reducing care products provide relief.

Whose skin pale and tired appears, which can Products with fruit acid help revitalize the skin and give it a fresh glow. Also, do not be afraid to anti-ageing products because the smoothing care moisturizes and has a regenerating effect.