Prevent hyperpigmentation during pregnancy
Reviewed by Dr. Hun Kim Thao
Finding a skin care regimen for healthy and glowing skin during pregnancy has always been a challenge for soon-to-be moms. Dermatologist Hun Kim Thao, CK1, from Grace Skincare Clinic has shared some secrets to help keep the skin healthy, rosy, and youthful-looking as well as to prevent acne, hyperpigmentation, and freckles throughout your pregnancy:
Dealing with pregnancy acne
The main cause for acne and hyperpigmentation during pregnancy is the abnormal increase of hormones, which accelerates the activities of oil glands under the skin. This creates a more favorable environment for acne bacteria to grow and become actual acne. However, pregnant women are warned against taking prescribed medicines to treat acne for fear of affecting the unborn child. Hence you can only avoid acne with a skincare regimen that includes natural and pregnancy-friendly beauty products:
Stick with a mild and non-abrasive face wash that does not contain oils and alcohol. You can also wash your face with warm water and apply moisturizing treatments afterward.
Visiting your dermatologist each trimester
During every trimester, your skin will go through changes. There will be periods of excessive oil, extra sensitivity, and hyperpigmentation such as melasma, freckles… These problems can disappear after pregnancy. Also, 90% of pregnant women also experience stretch marks, including on the face. To help take care of your skin and limit the use of chemical products during pregnancy, dermatologists at Grace Skincare Clinic have designed a special 7 step treatment dedicated to soon-to-be moms.
We recommend visiting your dermatologist every trimester to best protect your skin. To keep your skin really glowing and to prevent skin problems after giving birth, you are best to consider scheduling a treatment once or twice every month.
Hyperpigmentation during pregnancy
Among the many skin problems during pregnancy are melasma, freckles, or skin discoloration. Hyperpigmentation is partially caused by the sun and the abnormal rise of hormones during pregnancy. It is crucial to apply sunscreen to protect your skin against damage during this time. Our dermatologists at Grace Skincare Clinic encourage you to reach out to us for help with the proper way to use sunscreen as the skin is more irritable during pregnancy, as well as for suggestions regarding the most suitable and effective treatments to reclaim your flawless skin after delivery.
The appearance of stretch marks depends greatly on your genetic tendency and skin elasticity. Causes of stretch marks can be excessive stress of the dermis, or the middle layer of the skin, genetic tendency, skin elasticity, or the level of cortisol hormone produced by the adrenal gland that can weaken elastin protein structures in the skin. Most spot treatments cannot prevent stretch marks. Thus, it is recommended that you get help from obstetricians (doctors who specialize in the care of women’s reproductive health) and dermatologists with your diet and avoid gaining weight too rapidly during pregnancy.
If you are interested in professional advice regarding pregnancy skincare, please feel free to “Book Now” at Grace Skincare Clinic. Our professional staff is always available for you.
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0-09-2019 "I would love to thank Dr. Hun Kim Thao and her amazing staffs for helping me through a skin improving journey over an almost year while I was staying in HCM. I received acne facial and peel every other week and the service was superb! Each procedure was well explained and Dr.Thao was very attentive. I loved her holistic way of approach to improve patient's skin. Not only she prescribed very effective acne gel but also shared great tips such as reducing the amount of simple carb intake, cutting down sugar, and most importantly highlighting the importance of getting enough sleep. She even recommended a well known doctor in town who could help me with my sleeping problem. In addition, the price was very reasonable and I was very happy with all the service I got from Grace Skin Clinic. Oh Dr. Thao even asked her staff to make me a cup of tea one day as she she thought I looked overly exhausted. I was very moved. How warm hearted she is! I will definitely recommend this place to anyone who wants to check up their skin and improve their skin. Amazing place!"
This place is amazing; they help me improve my terrible skin condition which had affected my identity, and my confidence for many years. I have been visiting Grace Clinic during summer time for the past two years, and every time I am here, they create a different program in order to fit my skin condition and my limited time. Furthermore, people from Grace Clinic always greet me with warm hearts. They once invited me to have boba tea with them which made me no longer feel like a customer but a friend which it has created a friendship overtime. I cannot stress how highly I would recommend this place. Again, they are amazing and very professional. There is one thing, you can do walk-in just fine but it would be better if you schedule the appointment so they can prepare and create the best service for you.
I absolutely love the ladies of Grace Skincare. I was staying in Saigon for 6 months and came here with acne and a congested skin from my travels. So happy I found them! Their prices are reasonable compared to other “expat” clinic that I went to. I bought the 10 facial package for a really good price and am really happy with the result of my skin after following all of their consultations. Acne has cleared up and now we’re focusing on my other skin concerns such as dark spots and hyperpigmentation. I highly recommend this clinic. They truly want you to walk out with skin you feel confident in. I’m going to miss this place and the ladies I got to connect with during my time here. Amazing results · Expert facials · Great deals · Professional products ·Licensed skin care professional · Experienced skin care professionals
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I was so embarrassed with the scars and pigmentation marks on my face. These are from old sports injuries and harsh products on my legs from childhood accidents. I am fed up with using so much concealer makeup on my face and am never able to wear a skirt with confidence. I heard about the Grace Skincare Clinic pigmentation lightening treatment from a friend. I took 6 treatments & used skincare product as Dr. Thao instructed and now my skin is beautiful and permanently clear. It was worth every penny.
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