Oily, dry or normal… This is how your hormones affect your skin
How do your hormones affect your skin during and after pregnancy? You always want to ask your dermatologist this question when you go for a visit, since you notice changes in your skin, whatever its type, during and after pregnancy.
Here’s the secret of the relationship between your skin and your hormones
Having an oily skin means that it produces a lot of sebum, sometimes clogging its pores and causing blackheads to appear. This sebum reacts to some microbes, turning into an inflammation that causes pimples to appear.
- At the beginning of your pregnancy, your oily skin’s secretion of sebum increases, as it is affected by hormones, especially estrogen.
- If you want to take care of it, don’t use intense cleansers. Instead, go for care products made from gentle and light ingredients. Ask your specialist.
- Try to apply care methods regularly: Exfoliating once or twice a week, cleansing and moisturizing in the morning and evening.
- If you have pimples, don’t touch them. It’s best if you use a care product that sterilizes and soothes them.
- Be certain that your skin problems will fade after the first months of your pregnancy.
- Your hormones recover their balance. Within 3 months from your baby’s birth, shiny skin and pimple problems will end.
- If you have a dry skin and suffer from heat flushes during pregnancy, then you should be careful. They could increase your perspiration, and therefore cause your body to lose fluids.
- You only need to resort to suitable moisturizers.
- With the decline in your hormones after the birth of your baby, perspiration and sebum secretion decline as well.
- Your skin also loses a lot of moisture, and becomes dull in color.
- Choose moisturizing and nourishing products that revitalize it and restore its radiance. Remember that dry skin needs moisturizing in all cases.
- Your skin is described as “sensitive” when it is easily affected by external factors, experiencing symptoms like tightness, stinging and redness.
- Due to hormonal changes during pregnancy, these annoying symptoms increase. Therefore, it’s best if you replace some skin care methods with others. For example, use a cleansing makeup remover with a gentle soothing formula. But always ask specialists.
- Due to the decline in hormones, your sensitive skin becomes dry. So you should moisturize it during the day. Go for a gentle liquid cream. Sensitive skin doesn’t need products with complex formulas.