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When you become pregnant, your body undergoes major changes. Some of them appear on the skin and not small will be surprised to notice a black streak on your abdomen, which will extend from the navel to the top of the pubic bone. This is the linea nigra. Very rarely, it can extend to the head of the chest, thus exceeding the area of the navel.
Why does the linea nigra appear?
Hormonal storms during pregnancy overwhelm the body. When melanin - the pigment that gives color to the skin - is produced in excess (due to the high amount of estrogen), hyperpigmentation of the skin, ie the appearance of dark spots in certain areas of the body. One of them is the black line, but you can also see a color closure of the nipples (and hairs) and even the clitoris.
It has been observed that in women who have naturally darker skin, the linea nigra is more pronounced, whereas in those with open skin, it is barely visible. In any case, it is important not to worry about it, because it will disappear in a few months after birth.
When it occurs?
It is important to know that not all pregnant women have lineage nigra, and those who do have it, acquire it sometime in the second trimester of pregnancy, after the 12th week.
Can I avoid her appearance or improve her coloring?
It seems that there has been research that linked skin coloration during pregnancy and the lack of folic acid in the body. Scientific evidence does not exist in this regard!
You can also avoid accentuating the black line by avoiding sun exposure, experts say. Bronze, whether natural or artificial, accentuates even more such spots of pregnancy and makes them even more unsightly
However, if you have planned a vacation at the seaside or an outing on the beach, be sure to take a sunscreen (at least 15) with you and do not spend much time in the sun.
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