Dry skin during pregnancy

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Particularly toward the end of a pregnancy, the skin often becomes very dry.

Dry skin affects us all. For some, this is an issue just in the winter, when warm heating air dehydrates the skin. Others suffer from chapped, cracked skin due to a genetic predisposition, illness or simply the constantly running air conditioning system at work. Toward the end of a pregnancy, the skin also often becomes very dry.

However, the unpleasant feeling and unhealthy look of dry skin are more than just cosmetic issues. The skin is the largest organ in the human body. It accounts for around 20 percent of our weight. Healthy skin protects against germs and mechanical impact and also regulates body temperature through sweating and the contraction of peripheral blood vessels.

Dry skin means that this organ produces too little sebum or its moisture regulation is impaired. As a result, the skin no longer functions properly and we are more susceptible to external stress factors, such as the sun’s UV rays.

Providing and maintaining moisture

Skin care with creams, lotions and bath supplements can help with the regeneration of dry skin. Remederm is our product range specially created for extremely dry skin. It is also suitable for persons suffering from disorders such as neurodermatitis or diabetes who require a high percentage of moisturising ingredients. Urea, vitamins A and E as well as panthenol moisturise dry skin over long periods and reduce itching as well as reddening and chaps.