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Hey ladies! Do u think or have any of u had experience while being preg that ur skin being more dry or broken out its a girl or boy? I always had clear skin with mild rashes here & there now since preggo my skin is flaky & dry...idk wat I'm having yet but just wandering
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4368956 tn?1357409671
My shin lioms horrible right now my eyes got bags amd its super dry and blotchy.
4105678 tn?1356548871
Do u know wat u having?
4368956 tn?1357409671
Not yet im 11 weeks. I always get it when im pregnant probably worse when im having a boy. I got 4 boys and 2 girls. To be honest I dont think its as bad when I havr girls.
4105678 tn?1356548871
O I'm 16wks+6 idk either
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Yes! My skin was always dry all over, my face was always broken out and blotchy and had bags under my eyes with my son, it's the same way this time around but don't know what I'm having yet..only 11weeks!
4105678 tn?1356548871
I just have dry & flaky skin I find out nxt weds
4444857 tn?1383329413
Omg yes! My skin is soo dry that no matter how much lotion I use it doesn't help :( and I'm 22+3 with a girl.
3763041 tn?1354909851
when your hormones have a big change like having your child or pregnancy or periods, your skin expels the sodium loryl solfate and other bad stuff like smoke and pollutants that are in the lotions and soaps you use and from the air around you, which is why you are breaking out, the hormone change also will cause your skin to dry out, try finding moisturizers that DONT have mineral oil (bad for your skin and dries it out really badly),  or sodium loryl solfate (this is the soap skum you scrub out of your tub and sinks found in many body and face washes to make them suds up) and wash and moisturize twice a day!!! my best suggestion would be checking out LBRI products if you are from the united states. all natural and the first ingredient is always aloe which is naturally healing. all the aloe in the products comes from large aloe barbadance plants in texas USA, and have all natural fragrances from fruit extracts and deep sea barnacles. the products are so natural that I use them not only on myself but on my 2 year old daughter and I recommend for new borns too! it is all natural making it healthier for yours and your baby's skin, even healthier and more recommended than JOHNSONS AND JOHNSONS baby lotion and soaps. hope it helps and if you need any more information on it inbox me!! I swear by this stuff lol hope this helps
4105678 tn?1356548871
I wan a boy hoping its a girl kinda
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I was abt to ask same Q, i do hv dry skin but nw in pregnancy itz horrible. My hands legs infct full body skin becme so dry itchy nd irritating.i hv to apply lotion fr so mny times in whole day bt no use. I m FTM nd 27+1weeks today. Dnt knw wat m hving but rly needs to get rd of ds itchy dry skin.
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My skin is awful...having a boy :)
4105678 tn?1356548871
@hina wow did u want it to be a surprise?  Try baby oil, palmers coco butter, cortaid...I jus have it on my face
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