The joy of being pregnant is often accompanied by a change in one’s skin and it’s crucial to know how skin care Products during pregnancy can affect you. These changes are often related to hormonal fluctuations and may be experienced on the face and body. Common concerns noted during pregnancy are hyperpigmentation, acne and dry/itchy skin. DermaFix Cosmeceutical Skin Care have a variety of products that safely assist to prevent the occurrence and help to improve existing concerns during pregnancy. Make sure you know what skin care products during pregnancy can be used.
Dermafix skin care Products during pregnancy – what can you use?
Pregnant women may experience the ‘mask of pregnancy’, also known as Melasma or Chloasma. This is often identified as hyperpigmentation occurring on areas such as the forehead, eyes and cheekbones, and is often described as a darker area resembling the shape of a butterfly. These areas become darker due to the hormonal changes one experiences when pregnant.
All hyperpigmentation concerns are the result of the over-production of melanin(pigment) within the skin. DermaFix MelanoDerm contains a unique skin lightening complex that is clinically proven to prevent the abnormal production of melanin(pigment) and with regular use, dark marks are reduced leaving the skin with a more even skin tone.
For prevention against environmentally induced hyperpigmentation, DermaFix Cosmeceutical Skin Care has formulated an active anti-oxidant boosting formulation with triple the amount of anti-oxidant protection. DermaFix Ferulic + C + E provides protection against free radical attack, whilst improving a variety of skin care concerns including hyperpigmentation and environmentally damaged skin. DermaFix Ferulic + C + E makes use of a key ingredient ascorbic acid, well-known for its skin brightening capabilities due to its ability to act as an inhibitor of tyrosinase activity, thereby impeding melanin synthesis and assisting to improve hormonal pigmentation.
UV exposure can increase your risk of hyperpigmentation. In order to minimize the darkening of skin avoid sun exposure as much as possible, always wear a hat and make sure to use adequate sun protection. DermaFix DermaShield SPF40 can be used daily, providing both high UVA/UVB protection. A non-oily formulation making use of Zinc Oxide, DermaFix DermaShield SPF40 contains fewer chemical sunscreen ingredients making it ideal for all skin types including sensitive skin.
Acne, Oil and Breakout Prone
As mentioned above, during pregnancy one experiences an increase in certain hormones. This hormonal fluctuation can directly lead to your sebaceous(oil) glands, producing more sebum(oil). Hormonal breakouts are often noticed more frequently in clients who have previously struggled with a breakout prone skin however, hormonal breakouts are not limited to this, as someone who has never experienced problematic skin may notice an increase in breakout activity during pregnancy.
As tempting as it may be to strip the skin of the excess sebum using harsh ‘drying’ products, rather opt to incorporate home-care products that work to balance and hydrate the skin. DermaFix Gentle Cleansing Gel is formulated with natural botanical extracts that thoroughly cleanse the skin without stripping the skin of essential moisturise. The inclusion of Aloe Vera and Hops extract in DermaFix Gentle Cleansing Gel are noted for their healing and calming properties.
Exfoliation is a vital step to help remove redundant skin cell build up, resulting in a more radiant and even complexion. DermaFix DermaPolish is an enzymatic exfoliator that can be incorporated into your daily skin care routine. This unique formulation is composed of the key ingredient papain used for its exfoliation action, alongside colloidal oatmeal working to balance the pH of the skin whilst helping to repair the skins barrier.
As a moisturiser for a problematic skin type, DermaFix Vitamin B Cream is recommended. This lightweight cream utilises a combination of ingredients that help to moisturise and balance the skin, helping to regulate the sebaceous gland secretion, reducing the possibility of clogged pores, inflammation and breakouts. In addition, DermaFix Vitamin B Cream stimulates the skins healing response, thereby minimising the risk of scarring.
DermaFix Ferulic + C + E can be incorporated into this routine for its anti-bacterial and anti-oxidant benefits, helping to supress breakouts and provide the skin with added protection and moisturisation.
Dry / Itchy Skin
Dry and Itching skin on the body is often noticed during pregnancy, and is associated with the stretching of the skin around the abdomen. As the skin stretches and tightens, itching may be experienced which in turn may lead to the occurrence of stretch marks.
DermaFix Skin ResQ is the next generation of a weightless nourishing emollient blend with Murumuru Seed Butter and CoQ10. This superior formulation offers anti-oxidant protection keeping the skin moisturised, hydrated and supple for the prevention of stretch mark formation on the body. Formulated for universal use, DermaFix Skin ResQ rapidly penetrates into the skin for all day protection, without the sensation of a heavy greasy film.
Argan Oil, found in DermaFix Argan Oil, is an organic nourishing elixir obtained from the kernels of the Argan tree (Argania spinosa) endemic to Morocco. This highly valuable skin care ingredient has regenerating and protecting properties helping to maintain the skin’s youthful qualities. DermaFix Argan Oil is a 100% Pure EcoCert and Natrue Organic Certified Oil and is easily absorbed into the skin, helping to reduce inflammation whilst combating trans-epidermal water loss for barrier restoration.
For further information on DermaFix Cosmeceutical skin care Products during pregnancy please contact us directly on 0861 28 23 23 or visit our website www.dermafix.co.za.