You are certainly aware that your breasts will swell during your pregnancy, but there are other changes you may experience.Your nipple may become larger, more sensitive, or even a few drops of milk may appear before birth. This can be especially surprising if the nipple is fundamentally pink. However, there is no cause for concern, this is completely normal.
What about darkening?You may not be surprised, but pregnancy hormones are responsible for the skin color of such a change. These hormones stimulate a transient increase in the amount of melanin produced by the body. Melanin is a naturally occurring substance that gives color to the hair, eyes and skin. If your body promotes more melanin, your skin may become darker - especially in areas where you already have more pigment than your nipple or your sputum. Other areas may also be darker or certain parts of your skin that are often subject to fraying, such as the armpit or inner thighs. Some women, especially those with darker skin, may experience discoloration of the upper lip, nose, cheekbones and forehead.
And will it stay that way?The majority of color changes during pregnancy fade a few months after birth, but naturally there are those who remain a little darker than they used to be. Of course, the nipple and nipple, but this is quite normal.
How can this be minimized?Unfortunately, we have very little influence on how much melanin the body produces during pregnancy, but staying out of the sun for a while can help keep your skin darker, less direct sun exposure to your skin. The use of weaker, softer skin care products that minimize irritation can also help prevent skin from becoming inflamed. The most important thing, of course, is to make yourself aware that the phenomenon is completely normal.
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