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Pregnancy Skin Care at Walgreens

During pregnancy, your body goes through so many changes. While many women anticipate symptoms like back pain and nausea, pregnancy's effect on the skin can be more surprising. Fortunately, you can address many of the discomforts and concerns that develop throughout the trimesters with the right skin care products. Walgreens makes it easy to find formulas that are made specifically for expecting mothers. We have a diverse assortment of pregnancy skin care products featured in this selection for online shopping. You can also stop into your nearest Walgreens location to see what's currently available in stores.

Skin During Pregnancy

A number of skin changes can occur during pregnancy.

  • As your belly grows, you may develop pink or reddish stretch marks due to the rapid expansion of your skin.
  • Some women develop dark spots on their complexion known as melasma or the "mask of pregnancy.
  • Hormonal changes that prompt an increased production of oil can also increase the risk of breakouts.
  • Dryness may develop in the belly area as well.

Many of these skin care concerns normally subside after pregnancy, but you can use skin care products approved for expectant and nursing mothers in the meantime to alleviate discomfort and enhance your appearance.

Addressing Stretch Marks

Stretch marks are one of the most common skin care concerns of pregnancy, as the majority of women will develop them to some degree. Some women find it helpful to use a moisturizer. To care for your skin, you can purchase a moisturizer developed specifically for stretch mark care. These products typically contain plant oils and butters that hydrate your skin. Products with onion extract are sometimes recommended for fading existing stretch marks.

Easing Irritation

If irritation is interfering with your ability to feel comfortable during pregnancy or while you are nursing, there are skin care products available to help. Pregnancy moisturizers can reduce dryness, alleviating itching and redness of the body skin. For hemorrhoids related to pregnancy, consider a sitz bath soak. When you're nursing, you may develop redness, dryness and cracking on your nipples. Specially formulated nipple balms and creams can be applied to address these issues. These products for breastfeeding mothers typically replace lost moisture and create a protective barrier over the skin to assist with healing.

Important Tips for Moms-to-Be

During pregnancy, it is important to be extra careful about the products that you use to care for your skin. While the products in this selection are intended for pregnant and nursing women, it is still important to discuss your skin care concerns with your health care provider before using any new product. Following the directions for use provided by the manufacturer can help you get the best results from the products that your health care provider recommends.