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Chrissy Teigen Claims to Have Lost Her “Pregnancy Glow” in Latest Snapchat

posted: 04/28/16
by: Mara Betsch

Even before she was pregnant, Chrissy Teigen was known for keeping it real. From discussing stretch marks to talking about infertility, she was refreshingly open with her personal life. So it should come as no surprise that the supermodel, who welcomed her daughter Luna Simone just two weeks ago, is giving us all the details on motherhood.

Though she was an absolutely stunning on the red carpet (see her at the Grammys) throughout her pregnancy, according to the new mom, that radiance is gone. In its place is a more, um, distressed complexion. She captioned this Snapchat photo "Goodbye pregnancy glow. Hi itchy red spots."

Though we think she looks absolutely lovely makeup-free, the new mom calls out an issue that often plagues new moms. You see, when women are pregnant, they're experiencing new hormones (like human chorionic gonadotropin, or HCG) as well as varying levels of estrogen and progesterone. All of these hormones can affect your skin, changing the pigment (yep, making your cheeks rosier) and also potentially increasing oil production on your skin. So someone who normally has dry skin may notice a more oily complexion and acne, even if you've barely had a pimple before.

And, as Teigen bravely shows us, as these hormones begin to go back to normal, the pregnancy "glow" may disappear and you may experience changes in the color of your skin as well as the texture.

Tell us: Did you experience the pregnancy glow? How did your skin change during pregnancy?