There are so many changes going on inside your body, that it’s hardly surprising if changes show on the outside, too. Apart from your bump, that is! Skin is the first way that reflects bodily changes! You may suffer from skin pigmentation, dark neck, spots, acne etc.

Changes in the levels of hormones in your body, and changes to your immune system, are thought to be responsible. You may try these home remedies to get rid of those pregnancy-skin issues:


Generally the change in pigmentation which is seen in pregnant woman is melasma and chloasma. It is commonly called as the “mask of pregnancy”. Mostly the dark spots are seen on the face of a pregnant woman over her forehead or cheeks. Some women do take a series of anti-pigmentation facials and beauty treatments, but, however if you do not have time and are not willing to spend much on the treatment, you can always try some effective home remedies given below-

Remedy 1: Potato can do wonders to your pigmented skin if applied over pigmented skin on a daily basis. You may cut the potato in two pieces and gently rub it on skin or just grate it and squeeze the juice on pigmented skin. You will surely observe the difference

Remedy 2: Lemon can be used directly on pigmented skin but only if your skin is okay with it.

Remedy 3: Add some quantity of sandalwood powder, turmeric powder and milk to make a paste. Spread it gently on affected area. Wash after some time.

Remedy 4: You may directly apply papaya pulp on the skin, it gives good results


Dark spots can appear during pregnancy on face and you may blame the same reason that causes skin pigmentation. Try the following remedies to prevent and treat such stubborn spots-

Remedy 1: Collect some orange peel and crush them to make a powder. Add some amount of raw milk. Apply this paste on the skin and wash after 15-20 minutes.

Remedy 2: Make a paste of mint leaves using some water. Apply it over the dark spots and rinse off after 15 minutes. Repeat twice or thrice in a week for better results

Remedy 3: Mashed avocados or its juice if applied on dark spots on a regular basis, gives noticeable results.


Acne is common during pregnancy. In fact, more than one out of every two pregnant women can expect to develop acne. In some cases, the acne may be severe. Managing acne when you’re pregnant can be tricky. That’s because many prescription and over-the-counter treatments come with a high risk of birth defects. You could use the following remedies without any fear though:

Remedy 1: Make a natural spot treatment by mixing 1 tablespoon of baking soda with 1 tablespoon of water. Apply to individual pimples. Allow it to dry before washing off.

Remedy 2: Soak a cotton ball with raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar and apply to your skin to absorb oil. Mix one-part vinegar to three-parts distilled water. This will create a natural toner that is rich in naturally occurring enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids.

Remedy 3: Honey has antibacterial and antiseptic properties. It’s also soothing to the skin. To apply, first rinse your face with warm water. Apply honey directly to the affected area. Leave it on your skin for 20 to 30 minutes. Rinse with warm water.


There are many causes of stretch marks after pregnancy like as hormonal changes, fat loss in the abdomen after delivery, less elastic skin and so on. Lots of cosmetic products like as creams, lotions are available. There are also surgical treatments.  But these are expensive and may not give the desired results Opt for Natural Home Remedies to remove your stretch marks problem.

Remedy 1: Mix Vitamin E oil with any of your favourite moisturizer and apply it on the stretch marks on a regular basis.

Remedy 2: Apply castor oil on the affected area. Cover the area with a plastic bag. Now place a hot water bottle on it.  Keep it for 30-40 minutes and then wash it off.

Remedy 3: Try applying egg whites on the stretch marks on a regular basis and see how the marks fade away.


Many people suffer from dark skin around the neck. The condition is known as acanthosis nigricans. Usually the only symptom will be dark, thick and velvety patches of skin in the neck. In rare cases mild itching is seen in the affected areas. Here are some popular home remedies available to reduce the discoloration of skin around the neck and to get back to the normal coloured skin.

Remedy 1: Cucumber cleanses the skin and help to soothe the skin and bring back the glow of the skin. Scrubbing the neck with grated cucumber removes the dead skin cells.

Remedy 2: Apply lemon juice to the dark skin of the neck using cotton ball. Leave it there for 10-20 minutes and wash it off with water. Do not expose the skin to sunlight after applying lemon juice.

These are the top remedies for the most common skin problems seen during pregnancy. Treat it naturally and don’t let these problems spoil your pregnancy happiness. Happy birthing to you.