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Today Guagua Gua recommends the content of “gestational plaque”.

In the second trimester of pregnancy, although the weight of the fetus is still rising as usual, the uncomfortable early pregnancy reaction has finally disappeared, and everything is developing in a good direction. You might as well relax and enjoy the quiet time!

It is worth noting that this week you may encounter a troublesome opponent, and that is the butterfly spot. Don’t be fooled by its name, it has nothing to do with the beautiful little butterfly. It also has a name called gestational plaque, which is the result of melanin. It is often shown as patches of light brown, butterfly like plaque, distributed on the face, bridge of nose, forehead, eyes and other places, making you crazy.

Many businesses have grasped your psychology and launched some products that are said to whiten and dilute gestational plaque to attract your attention, but in fact, they only treat the symptoms rather than the root cause.

What you really need to do is eat well, sleep well, let the skin oil secretion sufficient, maintain the balance of pH, promote the smooth progress of metabolism. Vitamin C can help reduce melanin, so it’s good to eat some fresh vegetables and fruits. In addition, take good care of your skin. For example, the use of mild cleansing products, go out if you must make-up, quack suggested that the choice of skin mild light makeup. Also, we must remember to do a good job of sun protection. Because the sun directly on the skin, will deepen the color of plaque, so want to beautiful, can’t lazy Oh!

Of course, the gestational plaque is not a monster, but just a normal physiological change during pregnancy, which is not harmful to you and the fetus. Generally, it will reduce or even disappear naturally within 3-6 months after birth, so there is no need for treatment. But if you later find that your plaque does not fade, quack suggests that you seek professional advice from a dermatologist.

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After pregnancy, many expectant mothers find that they have spots on their faces. These spots are symmetrically distributed on both sides of their cheekbones, like the wings of a butterfly. This is what we often call butterfly spots and chloasma. So how to prevent long spot? Long spot and how to do?

The following is the answer of Dr. Wu Liangcai, deputy director of Dermatology Department of the Sixth Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat sen University, about the problems related to gestational plaque. I hope it is beneficial to you. For the details of the expert interview, please check the topic: skin care trilogy, no “spot” expectant mother (click the front text to jump to the topic page)

Q: how to prevent plaques?

Dr. Wu Liangcai’s answer:

First of all, you will not be given special treatment by ultraviolet rays just because you are pregnant. Because of the special physical nature of pregnancy, there is no good way to treat endogenous color spots. Therefore, to prevent and control the generation and aggravation of color spots during pregnancy, sunscreen is the most important nursing method. Applying sunscreen and wearing a hat and umbrella can effectively reduce UV damage.

Secondly, skin care steps during pregnancy should be Cleanser – toner lotion. At this time, maternal behavior is closely related to fetal development. Therefore, skin care products should try to choose products without too many additives and components as mild as possible, and moisturize the foundation. Try not to use functional products, such as skin care products containing tight and whitening ingredients. Moisturizing and sunscreen is the top priority of skin care during pregnancy.

Q: what about long spots during pregnancy?

Dr. Wu Liangcai’s answer:

Pregnant women in pregnancy long spot is usually not recommended for treatment, and there is no good cure. It needs to be emphasized that pregnant women should pay attention to sun protection and moisturizing in their daily care, which can largely avoid the aggravation of the disease, such as routine application of sunscreen. After the end of pregnancy can be through laser and oral medicine to comprehensive conditioning.


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