Being pregnant for the first time is exciting for the expectant mother and the whole family. According to a general belief, the ‘pregnancy glow’ would cause sheer radiance to the skin, but in reality, most pregnant women are likely to experience skin dryness. If your skin becomes dry and scaly like a reptilian, it is probably one of the symptoms of pregnancy and nothing to worry.
Causes of Skin Dryness
There are many reasons which cause skin dryness in pregnant women such as hormonal changes, dehydration and loss of bodily fluid as more fluid is required for the increasing blood supply and nourishment of the baby. Sometimes, hormones make the skin produce more oil, leading to acne; by washing the face more often to fight off the acne may also cause dryness. Hormones are also capable of producing less oil and hence the dry and scaly skin.
Simple Remedies for Skin Dryness
Inform your gynecologist if your skin dryness becomes severe as there are other prescribed treatments available.