By: Darria Long Gillespie, MD, MBA
Anyone who's been pregnant knows that it's one of the conundrums of pregnancy -- you have sudden changes to your skin (could be multiple, occasional, all at once) AND you're not able to use many of your old faithful skin remedies that have served you so well during your non-pregnant years! Ah, the injustice!
In med school and residency, our education focused on the physiologic changes of pregnancy -- changes to your lungs, weight and even hormones. Got it. But what about the [ahem, equally important!] beauty changes? The spider veins, stretch marks, leg swelling and acne? How did this get left off my medical school curriculum?!
Well, it's time to fill in those gaps in knowledge. I've consulted with top derms and rounded up advice for every skin woe:
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