• The 7 Most Common Skin Problems of Pregnant Women

    Your body undergoes many changes while pregnant, and they commonly manifest themselves through your skin. Here’s how to manage them effectively.
    by Christine Rojas-Lavina .
  • 2. Pruritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy (PUPPP) –PUPPP is an itchy, bumpy rash that usually develops on the abdomen near the umbilical area and spreads to the thighs and extremities. Sometimes itching can become very severe and spread to the rest of the body, but never on the face.

    According to David Leffel, MD, professor of dermatology at Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn. and author of Total Skin, anti-itching topical medication can help the itchy feeling of PUPPP / rashes.

    Products that may help:

    Indigo Baby

    The Indigo Baby Jar of Hope First Aid Gel does not just soothe rashes but it can also be used to treat dermatitis and psoriasis, plus it can also help you relax and have a well-rested sleep. Indigo Baby Jar of Hope First Aid Gel, P425.00, indigomanila.multiply.com

    Jason Aloe vera gel

    Aloe vera is a great natural treatment for hyperpigmentation and PUPPP. It can help lighten dark spots and relieve itchiness caused by the rashes and the stretching of the belly. Jason Soothing Aloe Vera 98% Gel, P225.00, Healthy Options Trinoma

    aloe vera plant

    Aloe vera in gel form is a more common choice but you may also use the real deal – a fresh leaf. It’s a lot cheaper as well. Aloe Vera Plant, P100.00, Graceliana, Manila Seedling Bank, Quezon Ave., Quezon City

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