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How Pregnancy Affects The Skin

How Pregnancy Affects The Skin

It’s no big secret that the body changes during pregnancy in a variety of ways, but how pregnancy affects the skin sometimes takes women by surprise. Below, we’ll go through some of the ways pregnancy affects the skin as well as remedies you can give your patients for stubborn or lasting results of pregnancy on the skin.

Varicose Veins

This amplification of the veins typically occurs in the legs of pregnant women as the increased pressure makes it more difficult for blood to return to the rest of the body and increased progesterone in the body causes them to swell and become more pronounced. Thankfully for most patients, varicose veins improve a few months after birth.


With the fluctuation of hormones that occurs during pregnancy, women could experience problems with acne. The increased hormones cause the skin to produce more sebum, the chemical that can produce more acne. Acne should subside after pregnancy, but if a patient experiences scarring from acne, Rejuvaskin offers a silicone scar gel that can help reduce the appearance of acne scars.

Pigmentation Issues 

Pregnant women or new mothers often experience something called a “pregnancy mask.” During pregnancy, the increased hormones produce more pigmentation, which causes dark spots to appear on the face. Almost half of all pregnant women will experience some form of this, but the spots tend to disappear after pregnancy.

Stretch Marks 

It’s estimated that more than 90% of pregnant women experience stretch marks during pregnancy. While pregnancy stretch marks can occur anywhere, they are most prevalent on the abdomen and/or breasts. Stretch marks are light reddish-pink or purple lines caused by sudden stretching of the skin. While some stretch marks disappear on their own after pregnancy, other new mothers experience more permanent stretch marks.

Rejuvaskin’s Stretch Mark Cream provides a simple and non-invasive way to diminish the appearance of stretch marks. It uses a proprietary balance of ingredients combined to nourish the skin and reduce the appearance of unwanted stretch marks or help avoid stretch marks before they appear, making it one of the best stretch mark creams available. It makes a great non-invasive option for anyone experiencing stretch marks due to skin stretching, including new and expecting mothers.

C-Section Scarring

Patients who undergo C-sections may be wanting to hide the appearance of their resultant scar. Perhaps they have tried over-the-counter remedies like cocoa butter or Vitamin E to no avail and come to you looking for a stronger C-Section scar treatment. Luckily, Rejuvaskin offers an intensive line of products designed to reduce the sight of C-Section scarring. The Scar Heal C-Section kit is intended specifically for use on C-Section scars. It includes a Scar Fix Silicone Sheet, RejûvaSil Silicone Scar Gel, and roll of hypoallergenic medical tape, which is everything she’ll need and designed for combatting problem scarring. The kit is an easy-to-follow Scar Management System and it’s safe and effective for all skin types.

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