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The details:Melasma (Mask of Pregnancy) Remedies
Take a closer look, Mama. That’s not dirt. If dark patches are suddenly appearing on your body, face -- and yes, even your genitals! -- blame those mischievous pregnancy hormones. When these dark splotches appear on your face, it’s called melasma (or chloasma).
Just like pregnancy acne, “the mask of pregnancy” usually disappears after baby is born. However, if you don’t want to have your face looking like a Rorschach test, try these mask of pregnancy remedies.
Firstly, stay out of the sun, which can exasperate hyperpigmentation and make it appear much worse. Always wear a hat or SPF 30+. Second, add lightening & brightening products to your skin regimen. If you’re pregnant or looking for breastfeeding care, choose toxin-free products with safe ingredients for you and your baby. Look for a melasma treatment cream with plant botanicals like kojic acid or licorice extract that safely brighten, and stay away from dangerous skin bleachers like hydroquinone.
While your mask of pregnancy treatment works from the skin in, feed your body with foods rich in folic acid also. Foods like green leafy vegetables, oranges and whole wheat bread are great choices, as studies have suggested a folate deficiency may lead to hyperpigmentation as well.