With all the mood swings, bodily changes, and food cravings you're dealing with during pregnancy, the last thing you want to worry about is your skin. Unfortunately, the hormonal changes that cause those issues also affect your skin, causing it to misbehave. Oily one month, dry and scaly the next -- it's impossible to predict what it will do next.
The first thing you should know is that pregnancy skin problems are perfectly normal. Pregnancy does all kinds of things to the body, notes Janee Steinberg, MD, a Florida dermatologist. One minute your skin's an oil slick, the next it's a desert. Here's how to deal with both: