The skin during and after pregnancy
When the skin around the time of the birth cannot find 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 what if the skin is blemished, dull and oily after the birth?
A woman's skin is constantly changing. This is not only due to personal lifestyle, but also largely due to various hormones. Especially during and after pregnancy, the hormone balance is in constant flux - sometimes to the detriment of the skin. The hormones oestrogen and progesterone as well as the so-called "pregnancy hormone" hCG have a special influence. In the following, you will learn what role these hormones play in your skin's appearance and which care products are the right ones to use around the time of the birth.
During pregnancy: Pimples and blemished skin
Remedy for pregnancy acne and oily skin
Pregnant women radiate a very special glow. For some, this is also true of 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 - namely oestrogen and progesterone. The result: The skin stores more water, small wrinkles are smoothed. Due to increased microcirculation, the complexion looks fresh and even.
Other pregnant women, on the other hand, complain of blemished, acne-prone skin. Also the so-called “pregnancy acne” can also be traced back to hormones: They not only activate the microcirculation, but also the sebaceous glands. That can lead to blemishes. Thorough facial cleansing is essential to counteract pimples, blackheads and oily skin during pregnancy. Facial cleansing Is essential in the morning and in the evening:
DERMASENCE Mousse Cleansing foam was especially developed for oily, blemish-prone skin and cleanses deep into the pores. The toning toner DERMASENCE Tonic completes the cleansing process and has a clarifying effect on the skin. Once or twice a week, a facial peeling such as DERMASENCE Hyalusome Cream peeling can remove dead skin cells and smooth the skin.
In addition, it is advisable to use a special care product that soothes, mattifies and has an anti-inflammatory effect on your skin. The sebum-reducing gel cream DERMASENCE Seborra Soothing gel cream is ideal for day care. For night we recommend the DERMASENCE Seborra Skin clarifying serum. The skin-clearing effect unclogs pores and reduces inflammation. In order to prevent pimples from forming in the first place, use DERMASENCE Seborra Pimple relief roll-on.
Product recommendations: Cleansing
Product recommendations: Special care
Many women develop stretch marks as the baby bump expands - not only in the abdominal area, but sometimes also on the upper arms and thighs. Scientists suspect that this is mainly due to a genetic predisposition. Nevertheless, the right skin care can help prevent stretch marks. A regular application of a moisturising cream, such as DERMASENCE Seborra Skin clarifying body lotion maintains the skin's natural moisture content and can reduce the risk of the typical stretch marks.
After the birth: Oily and tired skin
Get blemished and dull skin under control
After giving birth, the skin of many new mothers at first is just as overwhelmed by hormones as the mothers themselves. Lack of sleep and less exercise than usual can also have an effect on the condition of the skin. Of course, there are more important things to do after childbirth than spend time in front of the mirror, but the appearance of the skin also plays an important role in one's well-being. If the skin is oily and prone to pimples and blackheads, then – similar to during pregnancy – anti-inflammatory and sebum-reducing care products can help.
Anyone whose skin appears dull and tired can use products with fruit acid to help revitalise the skin and give it a fresh glow. Don't be afraid to use anti-ageing products because smoothing care moisturises and has a regenerating effect. DERMASENCE Seborra Skin clarrifying body lotion and the DERMASENCE Hyalusome Intensive activating cream have a stimulating effect and protect against free radicals. The correct eye care is often just the right thing for tired eyes: DERMASENCE Chrono retare Anti-ageing eye care reduces puffiness and counteracts dark circles under the eyes. It is therefore the ideal care after another long night!
In Germany, almost one in three pregnant women gives birth by Caesarean section. And although the scars left behind have become smaller and smaller over time thanks to modern technology, they are an unpleasant reminder for many mothers. With the right care, however, the healing of the Caesarean scar can be actively supported: DERMASENCE BarrioPro Wound and scar care emulsion counteracts itching and softens the scar structure. It also smoothes the skin texture.
Everyday baby care: 3 time-saving tips for your skin care routine
Everyday life with a baby is intense, and every minute mothers have to themselves can be precious. Enjoy this time thoroughly and do something good for yourself and your skin. The little time-outs are great for a peeling or taking a relaxing bath, for example.
If time for your own skin care routine is scarce again, the following tricks can help you to gain time:
Reduce products to a minimum
If you use a lot of care products, you will spend more time in the bathroom. The solution is simple: Focus on the most important products. We recommend a mild cleansing foam, facial toning lotion and a face cream with sun protection factor.
Coordinate cleansing step
Are you using a cleansing foam that cleanses the skin? Then why not use the absorption time to brush your teeth. Thanks to an efficient care routine, you gain valuable time.
Facial cleansing without water
Shorten your cleaning routine by not rinsing off the cleansing foam with water, but remove it directly with a cotton pad soaked in facial toner. This saves both time and water.
The ideal skin care for your baby
How to properly care for baby's sensitive skin
Your baby's skin is much thinner than that of an adult. That's why the substances of skin care products play a crucial role. At DERMASENCE you find products especially designed for the sensitive skin of babies and children. As with all DERMASENCE products, high efficacy and the best tolerance are the measure of all things - for the skin health of your loved ones.
Product recommendation: DERMASENCE Vitop forte Junior
DERMASENCE Vitop forte Junior Care emulsion is an effective long-term care product for sensitive baby skin. Thanks to its unique active complex, it can be used in a variety of ways:
- For babies and children with neurodermatitis prone skin
- For the treatment of sore bottoms or nappy dermatitis
- For the gentle removal of cradle cap
Product recommendation: DERMASENCE Solvinea Baby SPF 50
DERMASENCE Solvinea Baby SPF 50 is a sun cream that offers high protection for sun-sensitive children's skin. It protects the skin of your little ones not only from UV-A and UV-B rays, but also protects the sensitive skin cells from infrared (IRA) radiation. Thanks to its light texture, it spreads easily and does not leave a white film. SPF 50 offers a high level of protection even for fair skin types. For carefree sunny days.
Please note that the use of sunscreen is no substitute for responsible sun exposure. Babies in particular should stay in the shade whenever possible and should also be protected accordingly by clothing.