that looks darker than your natural skin tone due to overproduction of the
brown pigment melanin.
pregnancy is the darkening of the neck area, nipples, genitals, inner thighs,
armpits, and the darkening of scars on the body. It can also come with dark
patches and discoloration around the arms or other areas.
pregnant women experience some sort of discoloration.
long. It starts during pregnancy and will usually fade gradually within a few
months after delivery.
of hyperpigmentation during pregnancy
- Hormones are the major causes of
pigmentation and a lot are produced during pregnancy.
- Hormones stimulating melanocytes- The
cells in the body produce pigments and cause darker skin, dark patches,
- Hereditary factor is an important one
too. If your mum or some of your siblings had skin hyperpigmentation during
their pregnancy you will more likely develop them too.
- Keep your skin under wraps and well
covered if you have to go out when it is sunny to avoid sunburns.
- Moisturize your skin regularly and
- Protect yourself from excessive sun
exposure. The uncovered areas if exposed to the sun regularly will quicken the
process. It is best to wear appropriate protective clothing.
- Use sunscreen on exposed areas.
- Get enough folic acid through your
- Exfoliate often with natural products.