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Why pregnant women get these skin conditions and how to treat them

The pregnancy glow. The so called glow in your skin and around you that is said to happen when you’re pregnant and your hormones are working with you as opposed to against you.

The said pregnancy glow is extremely rare! If you have had it, you’re lucky as most women suffer from many skin conditions when pregnant and after pregnancy.

Rosacea and Melasma are just two of the skin conditions that can occur for pregnant women and busy mums.

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Have you experienced skin damage when pregnant?

Especially after pregnancy, you can get major redness. We can develop Hyper-pigmentation of the skin which is caused by hormonal changes: the overproduction of melanin. It appears as brown patches on the cheek, upper lip and forehead and can remain on our skin long long after birth.

Here is what these skin conditions are and how you can treat them.

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What is Rosacea?

Acne and Rosacea can flare up due to changes in hormones. Rosacea is a common inflammatory skin issue and can appear on the face as a red rash showing the blood vessels under the skin.

What is Melasma?

We can develop Hyper-pigmentation of the skin which is caused by hormonal changes: the overproduction of melanin. It appears as brown patches on the cheek, upper lip and forehead and can remain on our skin long long after birth.

Treatment

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The Healthy Mummy’s new beauty range, SKIN can help! The Australian Clay Mask improves skin issues related to post-pregnancy including, Rosacea, Redness and changes to skin pigmentation.

These are some of the ingredients in the Mask that can be used as treatment:

Rumex Occidentalis – Brightening. Reduces pigmentation and skin redness. Has a higher activity than arbutin, turmeric and hydroquinone. Anti-inflammatory

Australian Quandong – The ingredient quandong has depigmentation and potent anti-inflammatory/antioxidant properties. It heals damaged skin, reduces redness and dark spots.

Australian Botanicals –  can help with skin pigmentation & redness.

Order your MASK here!

Adopting a healthy diet can also be a treatment to Rosacea and Melasma, check out our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge to get started!

Our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge includes:

  • 28 days of at home exercise routines (no gym needed) – with video instruction
  • Customisable and breastfeeding friendly meal plans (including a 7 day cleanse)
  • Time-efficient exercises for busy mums – under 30 mins
  • Challenge combines Pilates exercises with interval and circuit training (HIIT)
  • Suitable for basic to advanced fitness levels
  • Home to thousands of EASY-TO-MAKE recipes!

To learn more about our 28 DAY WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE CLICK HERE 

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written by:

Katie Fowler

Katie is a yoga loving writer from Sydney's northern beaches. With a flair for healthy baking you can find her scouring Instagram for the latest take on raw brownies and trolling Pinterest for interior design inspiration!