What kind of skin changes should I expect, now that I'm pregnant?
For some women, their skin never looked this good before, but for others there are many unappealing, though temporary skin changes. You might experience pigmentation, pimples, rashes, spots and stretch marks. Some general treatment that you can go for is cleaning your face with a chemical-free face wash. Don't try harmful skin treatments like bleach.
What is Chloasma?
Chloasma is also called 'the mask of pregnancy'. This skin problem creates brown patches on the nose, cheeks and neck. The patches are dark on light skin and light on dark toned skin. However, this is temporary and disappears after a few months post delivery. A deficiency of folic acid is the culprit. Sun exposure worsens things as you are more prone to tanning during pregnancy, and the patches only intensify under sun rays. Use a sunscreen after discussing it with your physician. Eat food rich in folic acid like spinach, oranges, strawberries, etc.