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What can I do to get ride of the dark area between my eyes and nose, and under my eyes
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replied August 16th, 2004
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Cholasma (sp?)
err sorry hon but all you can do is use a cover up base and avoid the sun, it should dissappear after the baby is born.
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replied September 7th, 2004
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Cholasma sp? What's that?
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replied September 8th, 2004
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Is it normal to have spots of darker skin all over your face and body when you're pregnant?

Totally. In fact, according to the american academy of dermatology, 70 percent of pregnant women end up with these irregular, blotchy areas of darkened skin. Women with darker complexions are more prone than others. The splotches can show up around your upper lip, nose, upper cheeks, and forehead, sometimes in the shape of a mask (think lone ranger). Commonly called the "mask of pregnancy" (but officially known as chloasma or melasma), these splotches may also show up on your forearms and other parts of your body that are exposed to the sun, and they may be more pronounced with each pregnancy.

What's more, you may find that your nipples, areolas, freckles, scars, underarms, and even your inner thighs and vulva become darker or "hyperpigmented" during pregnancy. All these changes are due to the temporary (and harmless) increase in your body's production of melanin, the natural substance that gives color to hair, skin, and irises, says sandra marchese johnson, a dermatologist at the university of arkansas for medical sciences in little rock. The splotches will most likely fade and your skin should return its normal shade within a few months after delivery, though some women never clear up completely.
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replied September 8th, 2004
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Interesting! Do you think it's normal to get veins on your face and neck? I know it's normal on your tummy and boobs, but i'm getting them on my face and neck and it makes me look like dracula! Rolling Eyes
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replied September 8th, 2004
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I believe the answer is yes, after all your blood supply is increased (can be upto an extra 4pounds of blood - no wonder we are likely to suffer high blood pressure)
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replied January 23rd, 2005
Re: Dark Circles Under the Eyes
donray wrote:
what can I do to get ride of the dark area between my eyes and under my eyes
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replied January 23rd, 2005
Re: Dark Circles Under the Eyes
[quote="anonymous"][quote="donray"]what can I do to get ride of the dark area between my eyes and under my eyes
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replied May 30th, 2005
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Eyes/dark Circles
Increase ur iron intake, if not taking any start! Much love... 00d
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replied April 13th, 2006
Re: Dark Circles Under the Eyes
donray wrote:
what can I do to get ride of the dark area between my eyes and nose, and under my eyes
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