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Skin care pigmentation in pregnancy. what is it?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Melanin: It is an increase in the production of the pigment melanin during pregnancy that darkens the abdominal midline and deposits in any previous scars.
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What beauty products for skin care can be used during pregnancy?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 48 years experience
Avoid retin a (tretinoin): Most cleansers, moisturizers, and sunscreens are appropriate as well as over th counter acne medicines. Hair dye is controversial whether it should be used in pregnancy. Prescription creams such as retin a (tretinoin) differin and epiduo and tazorac should not be used during pregnancy.
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