Saturday, August 30, 2008

Mask Of Pregnancy

The sun and pregnancy are not always a mix! Be vigilant, hyperpigmentation can be seen on the face during your pregnancy. This is the famous mask of pregnancy, which occurs during sun exposure.

The mask of pregnancy, or chloasma, affects 70% of pregnant women, from the fourth month of pregnancy. It reaches more willingly to brown and takes the form of plates pigment brown, often symmetrical, more or less consistent and clearly limited. They are divided, generally on the forehead, temples and cheeks. 

Why this mask is it? 

The pregnancy causes an extraordinary increase in the rate of female hormones, leading at the same time increasing the synthesis of melanin. In this period, if the skin is exposed to the sun, there is hyper-pigmentation, and emerging tasks, especially in the face, which disappear after delivery. The chloasma may also occur in young women taking contraceptive pills containing estrogen and progestin. In this case, it tends to be located around the mouth. 

get rid of pregnancy mask

To prevent the appearance of the mask of pregnancy, only one rule: do not expose your skin to the sun! Apply a sunscreen total during the sunny periods to avoid its appearance. 

When the chloasma occurs during pregnancy, it disappears after six months after childbirth. Your dermatologist will prescribe the best cream suited to your skin. Applied spots on each evening for a few months, complementing a sunscreen during the day, it will ultimately mask the most tenacious. Creams that are usually used are based on hydroquinone associated with a corticosteroid, vitamin A acid (tretinoin) or alpha-hydroxyacides. 

After your childbirth avoid taking a contraceptive pill based estrogen and you must choose another method of contraception or a pill that contains only progestin

At a subsequent pregnancy, the risk of recidivism is important. During sunny periods, a high sun protection, or even total, is strongly recommended.


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