My skin is horrible during pregnancy! I thought I was supposed to end up with this beautiful glow, but I want to hide in the dark. If your skin is turning dark during pregnancy, it’ll return to normal after you have the baby. If it is developing dark lines, that will depend on where they are. My stomach. A dark line below the navel is probably a pigmentation issue that will resolve itself. A series of stretch marks around the stomach and even the breasts are probably permanent. I see enough ads for skin cream for stretch marks that something ought to work.
You might or might not reduce their appearance for a while, but stretch marks are scars. They last a lifetime. Or until they are removed by laser treatment. Not while you’re pregnant, they aren’t. What I hate the most is the acne. Wait until you see what strikes the newborn on exposure to air after you bring him home. But the rash and raised bumps you have is typically treated by corticosteroid creams. I need relief now. Pity I can’t take acne medications, since so many of those cause birth defects.
You can use warm baths and wet cloth to treat it. I hate a lot of the rashes and rough skin. If you had psoriasis before pregnancy, it will get worse with pregnancy, because the pregnancy suppresses your immune system. Oh, great, another thing to blame on the baby. If you have really dark skin patches on your face, you can use superSPF skin cream. Or makeup with a high SPF rating. Then I cover it up and minimize it. Melasma is so frequent it is sometimes called the mask of pregnancy.