why is my face so dry during pregnancy? i think youâ€™d prefer that over the problemsmany women have with pregnancy acne. i had a period of that. if you used moisturizer to treat the dry skin,you could end up with pregnancy acne. if you are using too many harsh soaps to preventthe acne, you could get dry skin. whatâ€™s the compromise? use standard soaps that do not have moisturizerin them and see if that is enough to prevent acne. if it is still too dry, use more moisturizers. iâ€™ve heard this could be due to a healthproblem, since oily skin is supposed to be
the norm. when youâ€™re pregnant, you get more oilsproduced by the skin and they tend to make the hair look thicker too. if youâ€™re dehydratedthough, your skin can become dry. dehydration is a problem for pregnant womenin any case, whether due to throwing up all the time or peeing for two. just make sure you drink enough for two, becauseyour kidneys will work twice as hard no matter how much you drink. what else could be causing this? hypothyroidism can cause dry skin.
hypo means too little. and if you have too little thyroid hormone,it could cause developmental problems during the pregnancy. if you have that condition,youâ€™ll need to take hormones or other medications. if i had hypothyroidism, my biggest problemwould be getting pregnant, and the second, not having a miscarriage. some women get dry skin along with a red rashwhen pregnant called pupp of pregnancy. and i thought acne was bad. it would go away after you had labor. but it is not resolved by drinking water orsome other skin moisturizer.
some women experience worsened allergic reactionswhen pregnant, and skin conditions change during pregnancy. iâ€™ve heard some get worse and others better.but if that was my problem, dry skin would seem like a relief. if your skin is dry, it may be due to spendingtoo much time with your skin exposed to cold dry air. iâ€™m pregnant. overheating is the greaterconcern. try bathing just once a day with standardsoaps then, and dressing for the weather. and be glad that your skin condition is theeasiest to treat.
and unlike acne, i can use almost any soapor skin conditioner to treat it without worrying about the baby. just try standard moisturizers, and if youwant to go radical, get hot and sweaty on a workout to treat it. it feels like i get a workout just going hikingto the bathroom and back so often.