During pregnancy, increased blood volume and increased production of the hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) work together to create a pregnancy glow. Greater blood volume brings more blood to vessels, resulting in skin that looks slightly flushed and plump. The hormones HCG and progesterone, which cause the skin glands on the face to secrete more oil, also help make skin look smoother and slightly shinier.
The factors that contribute to pregnancy glow can have a downside, however. If you commonly experienced acne breakouts during your menstrual period before you were pregnant, extra facial oil might make you more prone to acne.Read the whole article
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Pasta may get a bad rap when it comes to weight loss, but that’s because it’s so misunderstood. Studies show that this Mediterranean staple can help you lose weight…and much more. Here are five reasons that pasta is a perfectly healthy addition to your plate: Pasta is nutrient-rich. Pasta is an excellent source of complex...Read More