Pregnancy skincare

Pregnancy Skincare

Whilst common pregnancy skin changes pose no health problems, you should always talk to your GP if your skin is inflamed, blistered, or you have a rash, irritation or itchiness that lasts more than a couple of days.

Because other conditions, unrelated to pregnancy, could bring about skin discolouration, you should always check with your doctor or midwife if you notice any changes, such as a change in the colour or size of a mole, or if pigmentation changes are accompanied by pain, tenderness or redness.

Your doctor will be able to diagnose the condition, and make sure that you are given the appropriate treatment, should it be necessary. Learn more about these skin changes by clicking on a topic below:

Pigmentation changes

With both chloasma and linea nigra, be sure to get enough folic acid by taking a folic acid supplement and eating foods rich in folates (the natural form of folic acid), such as whole grains and leafy green vegetables...

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Glowing Skin

The 'bloom' or 'glow' of pregnancy is not just a saying. Your skin retains more moisture during pregnancy, which plumps it up,...

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Spider Veins

These tiny clusters of broken capillaries (small blood vessels), or spider naevi as they are sometimes known, most often appear on the cheeks, and...

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Spots and Acne

Pregnancy can sometimes trigger acne, which many of us have not experienced since adolescence. Higher levels of hormones can encourage the production...

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The thin reddish or brownish (depending on your skin colour) lines of stretchmarks usually appear on the abdomen, breasts and thighs. They affect...

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As you put on weight, chafing can take place between your thighs or under your breasts, resulting in red, moist skin. Your skin may then become...

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Sensitive, irritated skin

Skin tends to become more sensitive during pregnancy, not only due to higher hormone levels, but because it has become more stretched and delicate....

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Rashes and itchiness

It is common for temporary rashes and itchiness to come and go during pregnancy, without any obvious cause. Increased hormone levels make you more...

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Recommended products

We recommend the following products:

  • JOHNSON'S® Baby Oil

  • JOHNSON'S® Baby Lotion

  • JOHNSON'S® Baby Powder

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