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chloasma of pregnancy

By Anonymous May 12, 2011 - 4:42pm
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i am 33 weeks pregnant now.i have developed what is called chloasma of pregnancy or in simple language freckles......what should i do or use for it?please help me.....

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As you may or may not know chloasma during pregnancy is caused by hormones. Most of the skin discoloration that you are noticing will fade within a few months of giving birth.
These are some suggestions offered on the website, What To Expect:
Chloasma During Pregnancy — What You Can Do About It

* Eat foods that contain folic acid (you'll also get plenty in your prenatal supplement), since studies have shown that a folate deficiency can be related to hyperpigmentation. Good choices include green leafy vegetables, oranges, whole-wheat bread, and whole-grain cereal.
* Stay out of the sun as much as possible and wear a sunscreen of at least SPF 15 (sunlight can also intensify hyperpigmentation). A hat and long sleeves are a good idea if you're fair-skinned, headed to the beach, or have a historically sensitive complexion.
* If you like, use a good concealer to cover particularly pesky spots, but skip bleaches or other chemically based lightening treatments until after you give birth. No peels or lasers, either.
Wishing you a healthy pregnancy and safe delivery.

May 12, 2011 - 6:06pm
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