The hormonal revolution that occurs during pregnancy has a series of consequences that may be more or less obvious. This is the case of chloasma , the melasma of pregnancy or the spots on the face that may appear during the gestation period. Although chloasma does not pose a risk to the health of th
The hormonal revolution that occurs during pregnancy has a series of consequences that may be more or less obvious. This is the case of chloasma, the melasma of pregnancy or the spots on the face that may appear during the gestation period.
Although chloasma does not pose a risk to the health of the pregnant woman, it is a aesthetic problem difficult to disguise, since the spots appear all over the face. This can cause some complex or complicate emotional health, so it is best to know the causes and treatment of this chloasma or blemishes on the face during pregnancy.
What is chloasma in pregnant women and what are their causes
Chloasma or melasma is the appearance of spots on the face during pregnancy. They appear mostly on the forehead, on the cheekbones and on the upper lip and their color is more or less dark brown. It affects more las women with darker skin and its appearance can be more or less intense. In many cases it disappears after pregnancy, but sometimes it requires treatment. The main cause of chloasma is the hormonal fluctuation that occurs during pregnancy, so in some cases remits when hormone levels return to normal. This reason is also what causes these spots on the face to appear without being pregnant as a result of the
contraceptive pill con or with hormone replacement therapy in the menopause . But in addition to hormones, the appearance of chloasma is closely related to sun exposure. It is very important to protect the skin of the face during pregnancy to prevent the appearance of these spots or, at least, to prevent them from persisting after pregnancy. Using a cream with a high de sunscreenrate and avoiding as much as possible the direct sunlight from the sun's rays are actions that will reduce the consequences of chloasma.
How chloasma is treated in pregnancy Because it occurs during the pregnancy stage, you can not access all available treatments
for chloasma. Some creams for skin pigmentation or facial peels contain chemicals that are not recommended during pregnancy and during breastfeeding. And you also have to wait if you opt for a laser treatment to eliminate stains.
That is why the best treatment for spots during pregnancy is preventive treatment , with high sun protection creams and using caps or visors to avoid the sun's rays. It is also advisable to adopt a non-alarmist attitude and wait until after pregnancy because once the hormones are regulated, it is most likely that the chloasma disappears.
If the chloasma is causing emotional problems you can opt for some home remedyof uncertain but non-invasive efficacy such as the crushed banana that is placed on the spots for 15 minutes a couple of times a week. In any case, it is always advisable to consult a dermatologist to analyze the type of chloasma and the possibilities of treatment during and after pregnancy.