Nigerian Doctor Reveals One Tip New Moms Can Regain Their Complexion
A Nigerian doctor has shared a health tip on how new moms can regain their complexion.
This health news platform understands that some women’s skin darkens after pregnancy.
A professor of Fetomaternal Medicine, Babagana Bako has said that exercise helps women regain their skin complexion after birth.
Bako who is also an Obstetrician & Gynaecologist stated that women’s skin darkens due to hormones.
The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist urged women to avoid using bleaching products to regain their skin glow.
Instead, he advised them to hasten the process by exercising.
The reproductive doctor noted that bleaching agents are not good for the body.
The expert said the condition of darkening of the skin during pregnancy is called melasma. It is also referred to as the ‘mask of pregnancy.
According to Bako, discolouration is often noticed on the face, the forehead, nose and cheekbones.
In an article published by Mom Loves Best, online maternal care, the unknown condition was also explained.
According to the article titled: ‘Skin Darkening and Discoloration During Pregnancy ‘, hormones cause the darkening of the skin.
“Some experts believe that melasma is caused by increased progesterone during pregnancy because it is fairly common in menopausal women who take progesterone supplements, others think it is the increased oestrogen levels that increase the production of melanin.”
The article explained further that melasma cannot be prevented because the hormones responsible for melasma are needed to help the baby develop.
“Because these hormones are essential for your baby’s development, there is nothing we can do to entirely prevent skin darkening during pregnancy.”
How New Moms Can avoid melasma?
The article said that melasma cannot be avoided but can be managed. It, however, suggested that women can manage it by
- Taking their vitamins.
- Use sunscreen protection.
- Avoiding skin wax.
- Using chemical-free and fragrance-free soaps and skincare products.
Bako explained further about the condition.
“What happens is that when a woman is pregnant, the skin gets stretched out so the stretching out of the skin along with some hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy encourages the skin to be a bit darker than normal.
“Now immediately after delivery, it cannot retract back to its previous size immediately. So, what the woman needs to get back to her normal pre-pregnancy colour is to exercise those parts so that gradually she’d regain the skin tone, once the skin tone is regained, the skin will revert to its normal pre-pregnancy state.”
He explained that due to variations in different human bodies, the recovery time for women differs.
Source: Punch HealthWise