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July 12th, 2012, 05:14 PM
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So I was reading that 50-75% of women experience chloasma, the "mask of pregnancy." Its dark brown splotchy patches on the face and is most common in dark skinned women and asians.

I don't feel like I've ever really noticed this on a pregnant woman, but maybe everyone just uses make up?





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July 12th, 2012, 05:24 PM
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Something is definitely different with my face skin. My freckles usually come out in the summer and this summer they are all blotchy on my forehead. I figure it's because of being pregnant.
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July 12th, 2012, 05:45 PM
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My cousin had that horribly.
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July 12th, 2012, 05:47 PM
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It's melasma, correct? I've had it on the back of my thighs since I was a teen...but no where else since pregnant. Luckily, mine is very light/dull.
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July 12th, 2012, 05:51 PM
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It's melasma, correct? I've had it on the back of my thighs since I was a teen...but no where else since pregnant. Luckily, mine is very light/dull.
Yeah I kept seeing it being called those two things... I'm not really sure what the difference is except maybe chloasma or whatever is just what its called when its on the face?

I don't have it.
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July 12th, 2012, 05:53 PM
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Nope, nothing like this. I have heard about it but I'm very light skinned and sunburn easy so I take it I'm less prone to it.
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July 12th, 2012, 06:38 PM
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I haven't experienced it with any of my pregnancies, but a friend of mine had it really badly.
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July 12th, 2012, 06:50 PM
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I'm curious as well, I didn't realize the experience rate was so high and I've never noticed it IRL.
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July 12th, 2012, 07:21 PM
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I have some discolorations on my face. Some small spots are a little darker than the rest of my skin. They don't look anything like these pics and are quite small. I doubt anyone else would even notice it on me. I just notice because it's my face.
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July 12th, 2012, 08:09 PM
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No I don't have that. I don't recall ever having seen it on anyone I know who's been pregnant either.
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July 13th, 2012, 08:11 AM
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I didn't have it the last two times, but just noticed a few spots on my face, but are still able to be covered by make up.
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July 13th, 2012, 09:57 AM
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This is my fourth baby and the first time I've experienced it. I have a dark patch around my chin and mouth that looks like I have food on my face. Now that it's summer and my skin has some color to it, it's not that noticeable.
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July 13th, 2012, 10:31 AM
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I am african American and with all my pregnancies to include this one, I experienc/ed this. I notice it more on my neck which looks like it has gotten 2 shades darker than the rest of my body. It goes away after birth for me (within a month).
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July 13th, 2012, 10:34 AM
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never experienced it. I have very pale skin and nothing's changed really (apart from possibly a few more zits).
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July 13th, 2012, 02:52 PM
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My cheeks have been red this pg but I'm not sure if it's truly chloasma.
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July 13th, 2012, 03:42 PM
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I have four small spots on my face. I also had this issue when I was pregnant with Jessica.
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July 14th, 2012, 03:56 AM
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Yep noticed it a few weeks ago. On my forehead, cheeks, and upper lip. Just another symptom to make me feel hot during pregnancy. ; ).
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July 14th, 2012, 05:45 AM
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No, instead my feet are turning orange.
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July 14th, 2012, 03:19 PM
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I'm fair with light freckles and my freckles have definitely gotten a lot darker.
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