I'm not sure if this is the right place to post, but the strangest/oddest thing is happening to my face.
Basically the skin has gone all flaky and really dry. it only started happening last night. my skin is normally combination and oily so this is really strange. i've put on loads of E45 cream and its improved a little bit but my forehead is still flaky.
Is this an odd pregnancy side-effect or a sign of something more serious??? has anyone else experienced this??
blossom2, my face has gone really dry and odd in places, mostly just on my cheekbones and a bit on my chin, flaky too..... I found that if I drank more water and put a bit of almond oil on the affected areas, it would help. Definitely upping the fluid intake helped.... good luck!
I had it too just on one side of my face and it got quite spotty too (well, more like bumpy iykwim). It's not cleared up fully either and ds3 is now 5.5 months old - I think it can take 8-10 months for the body to return to 'normal' though so I'm not panicking yet!
Me too, I am usually a bit oily/combination but I have also suffered from really dry skin. It was flaky in places for a while but improved and I have ended up having the best looking complexion that I can ever remember having. I haven't had any spots for months and months... some people say that dry skin is the sign that you are having a boy.... I'll let you know within the next few weeks!
Not on my face, but all the way through pregnancy the skin under my armpits, under my breasts and on my ribcage was unbelievably dry and flaky. So much so that I couldn't bear to use any deodorant, which probably wasn't too nice for the people around me! Everything was back to normal within a couple of weeks after the birth.
Me too, blossom - my skin is dry and flaky, and also I have bright red spots covering the whole of my cheeks, the bridge of my nose, and my forehead! I look like I have been badly burned! I am lathering on moisturiser day and night which is helping with the dry and flaky stuff, but nothing will shift the redness (I'm even considering wearing makeup, which I haven't worn for years!). Let me know if you get any good advice - I kept getting strange looks in town today...