Typical Skin Changes During Breastfeeding
Pregnancy, and postpartum significantly affect the skin noticeably. Due to the hormonal changes during this period, the skin may start experiencing spots or blemishes like stretch marks, melasma, or dilated blood vessels.
While dark spots or melasma are normally caused by pregnancy and also will likely disappear within the following month, conditions like postpartum acne and dryness are likely to be caused by hormonal changes that take place during breastfeeding. Reduced estrogen levels can cause this skin dryness during breastfeeding. You may also start noticing more sensitivity, warmth, or dry skin around your breast area. Of course, your breast may feel tender whenever it’s touched.
On the other hand, some persons may experience fungal or bacterial infections around their nipples due to cracked skin or poor latching. However, if you experience any fungal or bacterial symptoms, please don’t hesitate to contact a health professional Skincare Ingredients To Avoid During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Some skincare ingredients are not advisable for pregnant or breastfeeding women. Apart from the fact that it may pose harm to their baby but also, it can affect their skin.
Of course, women’s bodies pass through many changes due to hormones. Here’s the list of skincare ingredients to avoid:
High amounts of salicylic acid
However, we recommend checking your skincare products for these ingredients before using them on your skin. You can seek professional guidance from a registered Dermatologist.