It's a phrase every pregnant woman hears at some point, whether it's from loved ones or strangers: "You're glowing!" 😊😊But what does it actually mean? Do women naturally get a nice, warm flush when they're expecting, or is it just a myth?
Debbie Palmer, D.O., a board-certified dermatologist and founder of Replere Skincare explains , "A few factors that contribute to this include increased hormones, which cause facial oil glands to produce more oil, making the facial skin more shiny, and an increase in blood flow to the skin, making facial skin brighter or blushed." As a result, pregnant women wind up looking a little extra radiant, hence the GLOW.
The pregnancy hormones can be can be kind to the skin in some women more than others. The FLIP SIDE is these increased facial oils can make her prone to breakouts. ⚠ To reduce this frustrating side effect, we recommend switching to an oil-free cleanser.