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Healthy pregnancy by Lynn Huggins-Cooper, Infinite Ideas

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9. Love the skin you’re in

Coping with those hilarious skin changes. Can you avoid stretch marks?

Glowing skin or spotty as a teenager? The hormonal changes you experience during pregnancy can make some odd things to happen to your skin, but there are simple remedies.

Facial spots

You may find that your skin breaks out more in pregnancy, despite all that healthy eating and clean living! This is because oil (sebum) production increases during pregnancy. Your skin produces sebum in order to keep it soft and supple. The sudden increase can make spots appear, particularly in the last trimester – a little like they do before a period. You may have noticed that the tiny oil glands (‘Montgomery’s tubercles’) around your nipples have become bigger. ...

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