Cool Mama - Canadian Living July 2005
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Cool Mama – Pregnant in the hot months?

Check out our beat-the-heat beauty and health tips. 

Protect Your Skin: Caveats from dermatologist Dr. Lisa Kellett

  • Wear sun block with SPF 30 and a hat, even if it looks cloudy. Due to an increase in estrogen in pregnant women, there is a risk of hyperpigmentation (melasma), which is worsened by sun exposure.
  • Keep your skin routine simple and avoid trying new products during pregnancy because your skin may have increased sensitivity.
  • Drink lots of water and eat well
  • Try to maintain a consistent weight gain throughout- a quick gain over a short time may increase stretch-mark risk.
  • Many women experience increased dryness during pregnancy. Apply moisturizer to damp skin to increase its absorption
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