Dry Skin During Pregnancy: Causes, Treatment & Prevention


You may have heard about the pregnancy glow. But did you know that pregnancy could also make the skin dry?

Every pregnancy is different, and the symptoms women experience differ based on their body’s reaction to the hormonal changes. So just as some women have this pregnancy glow, some may have to deal with dry skin. And it is not necessarily a concern to worry about. If you’re wondering why you have dry skin and not the glow like the others, read on.

In this MomJunction post, we tell you the causes of dry skin during pregnancy, its complications, if any, and how to treat and prevent it.

Is It Normal To Have Dry Skin During Pregnancy?

About 90% of the women experience changes in their skin when they are pregnant. Some may have pre-existing skin issues, while others may develop new ones, mostly due to hormonal changes at the time (1). One such issue could be dry skin during pregnancy.

Whether you are pregnant for the first time or experiencing dryness of the skin for the first time during pregnancy, note that it could be normal and possibly a short-term condition that may go away after the delivery.


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