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    Default Mask of pregnancy - any point in treating it whilst still pregnant?

    I have some darker pigmentation spots on my face, which I got when preg with DS, they went about 12 months pp and came back straight away this preg. This time one spot on my cheek is quite a bit bigger than last time and is starting to bother me.

    I try to keep sunscreen on, but was looking at getting some clinique dark spot corrector. Is there any point in spending the $$ on this while I'm still pregnant (28 weeks) or will my hormones be working against me?

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    Default Mask of pregnancy - any point in treating it whilst still pregnant?

    I think your hormones are working against you coz I'm having the same problem too. I asked my specialist about it and she had recommended that I save some money because it is perfectly normal to have darker pigmentation of skin whilst pregnant. Hope they fade after your birth ☺

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    Default Mask of pregnancy - any point in treating it whilst still pregnant?

    If you feel uncomfortable then why not try a bit of concealer to even out your skin tone.

    However I think your hormones will continue to do what they are doing and hopefully after your pregnancy they will fade.

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    Default Mask of pregnancy - any point in treating it whilst still pregnant?

    Wear sunscreen all day every day, mineral makeup will probably give you best coverage.

    All the lotions & potions do very little, 2 most useful things-selsun gold ( anti dandruff shampoo ) has instructions on the back for pigmentation use & bio oil. Together will cost you $25 max.

    Peels ( green tea peel ) & derma roller treatment have been the most effective treatments for me but they are expensive & can be uncomfortable

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    Thanks for the replies. I might save my monies for the moment then, and hope it goes away like it did after DS. I don't wear make-up often, but for a special occasion mineral make-up does a pretty good job at covering it. Unfortunately I'm in the sun a fair bit, which I know doesn't help.

    ourbradybunch - I will try your suggestions after bub is born, much cheaper than the clinique cream!!

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    Default Mask of pregnancy - any point in treating it whilst still pregnant?

    I have very dark pigmentation this pregnancy over the majority of my face.
    I use the Clinique tinted moisturiser as it contains sunscreen and a splash of mineral powder over the top. It's a great light coverage I can easily wear all day.

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    Default Mask of pregnancy - any point in treating it whilst still pregnant?

    Sub. Although I don't have actual patches my freckles stand out a lot more!

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    I have started treating mine now. I started seeing some extra pigmentation appear at about week 8 so I started using Aspect Doctor anti-pigmentation serum from the dermatologist and it's already faded.

    Do you normally use over the counter products like Clinique? If you've never been to a dermatologist I would really recommend it, the products they sell are actually proven to be effective and they're cheaper than luxury brands like Clinique and Lauder.

    I went to see the derm about 4 years ago, paid $250 for the consult, got most of it back on medicare, and have since saved a fortune on skincare products and my skin is better than ever! You have to go to a derm who does cosmetic treatments and injectables though, not just the kind of derm that your GP would refer you to.


 

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