For some lucky women, pregnancy provides a beauty treatment for skin that trumps anything you can buy in a jar. That added blood volume coursing through your body brings a flush to your cheeks, and rising hormone levels cause the skin glands to produce more oil, making your skin supple and shiny. The total effect is a lovely pregnancy "glow."
Unfortunately, many women skip that glow and battle skin problems instead. Hormone changes can cause skin to misbehave, so it's slick one minute and scaly the next. Here are some strategies for coping:
Originally published in You & Your Baby: Pregnancy.
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