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Why is my skin more oily since giving birth?

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Dr. Amy Herold
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Hormones

Changes in hormone levels can cause changes in the texture and surface of your hair, skin, and nails.
Things usually return to normal within a few months.

In brief: Hormones

Changes in hormone levels can cause changes in the texture and surface of your hair, skin, and nails.
Things usually return to normal within a few months.
Dr. Amy Herold
Dr. Amy Herold
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology

In brief: Androgens

Many women - especially those with naturally oily or acne-prone skin - develop oilier skin during and/or after pregnancy because of all the hormone changes that occur during pregnancy.
The usual culprits are androgens - the same hormones that cause breakouts before a menstrual period. Try a good astringent and non-comedogenic cleanser; if that doesn't help, see your dermatologist.

In brief: Androgens

Many women - especially those with naturally oily or acne-prone skin - develop oilier skin during and/or after pregnancy because of all the hormone changes that occur during pregnancy.
The usual culprits are androgens - the same hormones that cause breakouts before a menstrual period. Try a good astringent and non-comedogenic cleanser; if that doesn't help, see your dermatologist.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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