If you experience skin discoloration, acne, red or itchy skin, or hyperpigmentation, you’re not alone. There are over 3,000 skin conditions known to dermatology, several of which are very common. And while images on social media portray your friends, influencers, and even celebrities as “picture perfect,” the truth is that skin conditions affect millions of people worldwide. Here are five of the most common and what you can do about them.
So why does no one really talk about it? My guess is it’s linked to embarrassment due to how much of the realities of pregnancy are still generally a taboo-talking topic. Pregnancy hyperpigmentation also usually occurs in very private places-- your underarms, inner thighs, areolas, and what women of times past called your “unmentionables.” Increased hyperpigmentation during pregnancy is normal.