They’re words that pregnant women have been hearing for centuries, “You’re positively glowing.” The sentiment isn’t far from the truth, but for much different reasons than people assume. The pregnancy glow is an effect that gives women rosy cheeks, a radiant appearance, and luminous-looking skin. It’s the result of physiologic changes that take place during pregnancy.
The amount of blood in a woman’s body increases by 50 percent during pregnancy. Oil production is also increased due to additional levels of hormone production such as progesterone. The increased blood flow often makes areas of the body where skin is thinner, such as the breasts and chest, take on a flushed appearance. It can also result in acne flare ups.
Pregnancy hormones will produce a variety of changes within the body, such as darker and more obvious veins. Unfortunately, some women also develop irregular patches of darker skin on the face that was often referred to as the “mask of pregnancy” in the past. The patches most often appear on the upper cheeks, nose and forehead. They’re more likely to affect women living in areas that get substantial sun exposure and they can last beyond the delivery.
In addition to the glow of pregnancy, there are other changes that will occur. Hair growth may increase and locks will appear shinier, though they may also become oilier. After the birth of the baby, many women experience hair loss but it’s just the extra hair that grew during pregnancy being shed.
Then there are the dreaded stretch marks. They can appear on the stomach, breasts and upper thighs. They’re not harmful and will shrink after delivery, eventually fading into white-colored scars. Stretch marks are the result of skin that rapidly expands or contracts, rupturing the elastin and collagen deposits under the skin.
There are a variety of beneficial spa treatments that can address skin concerns. The value of the pampering and relaxation of spa treatments shouldn’t be overlooked during pregnancy.
RN Laser & Med Spa provides a range of customized facial and skin care treatments that are personalized to every individual’s skin type, goals, and concerns. Our medical-grade skincare and facial treatments can dramatically improve the quality of your skin over time. Our clinical aestheticians custom-blend each facial treatment to help firm, hydrate, correct and clarify your skin to restore its optimum texture, look and feel. Luxurious and therapeutic skincare…This is the perfect prescription for beautiful skin.
To experience the benefits of a medical-grade facial for yourself, book your appointment at our Fort Pierce Office today…