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Is it normal to have dry skin after pregnancy?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: If prone to dry skin

The big change in hormones after a woman delivers may have some effect on the types and amounts of moisture and oils in the skin.
Other than that, the reasons for dry skin after pregnancy are the same as the reasons for dry skin before pregnancy, such as: low humidity, frequent washing, soaps, past history of eczema, etc... One can avoid long, hot showers, use a humidifier, and use lots of cream.

In brief: If prone to dry skin

The big change in hormones after a woman delivers may have some effect on the types and amounts of moisture and oils in the skin.
Other than that, the reasons for dry skin after pregnancy are the same as the reasons for dry skin before pregnancy, such as: low humidity, frequent washing, soaps, past history of eczema, etc... One can avoid long, hot showers, use a humidifier, and use lots of cream.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Jason James
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Yes

Dry skin is normal after pregnancy, often due to the changing hormones in your body.
Drink plenty of fluids, and use a skin moisturizer that is hypo-allergenic.

In brief: Yes

Dry skin is normal after pregnancy, often due to the changing hormones in your body.
Drink plenty of fluids, and use a skin moisturizer that is hypo-allergenic.
Dr. Jason James
Dr. Jason James
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