Pregnancy & Baby | How pregnancy and birth change your skin appearance and how to keep your baby's skin healthy

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

Pore-deep cleansing foam
DERMASENCE Mousse Cleansing Foam

Mousse Cleansing foam

A pore-deep cleansing foam with modern active ingredient generation. Recommended for blemished skin and skin in need of activation. By optimising the pH value, it contributes to the regeneration of the acid mantle and refines the complexion. Does not contain propellant.

Refreshing facial toner
DERMASENCE Tonic, 200 ml


The moisturising tonic refreshes and soothes the skin after cleansing. It regulates the pH value and is particularly well tolerated with a low alcohol content. Also suitable as a mild aftershave.

Nourishing mechanical exfoliant
formerly Face Peeling
DERMASENCE Hyalusome Creme Peeling, 50 ml

Hyalusome Cream peeling

Contains rounded biodegradable beads which remove flakes of dead skin especially gently. Blackheads (comedones) are gently loosened and the skin looks fresher. Panthenol, avocado oil and vitamin E provide additional care.

Product recommendations: Special care

Sebum reducing facial care with niacinamide
formerly PhytoClare
DERMASENCE Seborra Beruhigende Gelcreme, 50 ml

Seborra Soothing gel cream

This pore-refining gel cream is ideal for oily, acne-prone skin. An extract complex has an anti-inflammatory effect. The gel cream has an immediate skin-soothing and mattifying effect. In the long term, the pores appear finer and the skin clearer. Sebum production is regulated and impurities are prevented. Niacinamide counteracts the formation of pimple marks. The light gel formulation is quickly absorbed and is ideal as a make-up base.

Skin-clarifying night-care serum
DERMASENCE Seborra Hautklärendes Serum, 30 ml

Seborra Skin clarifying serum

The cooling, skin-clarifying serum is ideal for oily, impure and acne-prone skin. Reduces inflammation and unclogs pores with a mild fruit acid complex. Has an anti-inflammatory effect with woad and reduces redness. The excessive production of sebum is regulated and the formation of pimple marks is prevented. For healthy and clear skin.

Pimple stop – pinpoint accuracy and fast acting
DERMASENCE Seborra SOS Roll-on

Seborra Pimple relief roll-on

The easy-to-apply gel is ideal for the first signs of pimples. Boswellia extract works on redness and swelling. Pressure and irritation are quickly reduced. Gluconolactone, a mild natural fruit acid, effectively counteracts the formation of new comedones and refines the appearance of the skin. The roller pin with stainless steel ball guarantees hygienic application. Apply the gel at the first signs of redness, swelling or feeling of pressure, one to four times a day.

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!

Product recommendations

Facial cream with glycolic acid and vitamin C
Button: Formerly AHA Effects plus C
DERMASENCE Hyalusome Intensiv aktivierende Creme, 30 ml

Hyalusome Intensive activating cream

Fruit acid cream with 8% glycolic acid and vitamin C to refine the skin's appearance. When used over a prolonged period of time, the cream stimulates the formation of collagen and, with the help of phytosterols, has a smoothing effect on the skin. The skin is hydrated and protected from premature loss of elasticity.

Eye care from 45
DERMASENCE Chrono retare Anti-Ageing Eye Care

Chrono retare Anti-ageing eye care

This fragrance-free eye care product counteracts dark circles and swelling and preserves the beauty of your eye area. The complex, which contains caffeine and an anti-ageing peptide, has an anti-swelling effect and ensures tauter skin around the eyes. Regenerative active substances maintain the eyelids' elasticity long term. Hyaluronan provides intensive, lasting moisture, smoothing wrinkles caused by dryness. The special texture offers a velvety skin feeling and is an ideal base for eye make-up.

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:

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.

DERMASENCE Solvinea Baby LSF 50, 75 ml

Solvinea Baby SPF 50

High protection for sun-sensitive children’s skin with UV broadband and IRA cell…