How to Treat Skin When Pregnant

March 30, 2010 by CLUZ39  
Published in Skin

Being pregnant is the happiest time of your life, but your skin goes through a lot of changes when pregnant. Yes, we get a beautiful glow on our faces when we’re pregnant but sometimes our skin will go through many abnormalities when pregnant. Here is a simple guide to treat your skin when pregnant.


Pregnant and have DRY SKIN 

1. Cleanse: Wash skin with non irritant facial or body cleanser. Find one that best works for your skin. Go to CVS and get a couple to see which one is best for you. The ones that don’t work for you simply return to CVS.

2.  Exfoliate: Exfoliate your skin to get rid of your dead skin cells that are lying on the top layer of your skin. Exfoliate once every two weeks. * Check out my article on home remedy facial. I posted the link on the bottom of this page under Resources.

3.  Water: every day drink at least 6 to 8 cups of water this is VERY IMPORTANT for keeping skin HYDRATED. It will minimize dry skin and control your dry skin.

4. Moisturize: we all normally moisturize our skin, but when pregnant, moisturizing your skin is even more important. Find a good moisturizer at your local pharmacy for face and one for the rest of your skin. * Find a moisturizer with Vitamin A and Vitamin E – this help to soften and lubricates dry rough skin. Vitamin D is also good since it’s considered to have exceptional healing qualities for the skin. Make sure to moisturize your skin morning, afternoon and before you go to sleep. Do this every single day.

Pregnant and have OILY SKIN:

  1. Cleanse: Only wash skin 2 to 3 times a day. Too much washing can irritate the skin and will stimulate your skin to produce too much oil. Use a pure soap with no artificial additives. Try an antibacterial medicated soap and avoid cleanser or lotions that contain alcohol. Try to wash face with warmer water then usual. Take a wash cloth and soak it in hot water and then add your cleanser to the wash cloth and wash skin. After your skin is washed, pad dry with a clean face towel. It’s so refreshing!
  2. Exfoliate: Follow a home regimen and exfoliate skin at least once a week. Don’t exfoliate too much or else you can stimulate your skin to produce too much oil. * I have an article for a skin care home remedy…click on link on bottom of this page to read article…is listed under Resources.
  3. Foods high on fat: stay away from spicy foods and fried foods as much as possible. This stimulates your sebaceous glands to produce more oil.
  4. Water: every day drink 6 to 8 glasses of water…this helps to flush out any skin abnormalities and in return helps to regulate oily skin.
  5. Moisturize: you are probably saying why moisturize my oily skin? Your skin needs the hydration not lubrication. The cream will weigh your skin down too much. So, use a moisturizer which comes as a gel or lotion content rather then cream content. Moisturize 2 times a day…morning and night. Make sure you use a SPF of at least 30.

Pregnant and have BROWN PATCHES ON SKIN

Dermatologist: Many women get these brown patches on their skin, whether on their face, neck or stomach….don’t worry, usually this condition clears after your pregnancy. See a dermatologist to provide you with the correct skin care cream.

Pregnant and have RASH ON SKIN

Dermatologist: for rash on your skin while pregnant, see a dermatologist to provide you with the correct skin care cream which is needed for brown patches. Many women get these brown patches, whether on their face, neck or stomach….don’t worry, usually this condition clears after your pregnancy.

Pregnant and have NORMAL SKIN

  1. Cleanse; wash skin with your favorite skin cleanser. Use a cleanser for normal skin.
  2. Exfoliate; exfoliate skin once a week. (See my article on home remedy, for looking 10 to 15 years younger…there is a link on bottom of this article under Resources)
  3. Moisturize; always use a moisturize on your skin twice day, with a SPF  of at least 30
  4. Water; drink 6 to 8 cups of water each day for keeping your skin looking hydrated.

Enjoy your beautiful skin and congrats with your new bundle of joy!



If you are not sure the condition or abnormalities of your skin, please seek advice from your physician or dermatologist.




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