mask of pregnancy

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Noun1.mask of pregnancy - a tan discoloration of a woman's face that is associated with pregnancy or with the use of oral contraceptives
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
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Pregnancy has a tendency to cause a natural darkening of the skin known as chloasma or the natural mask of pregnancy.
One of the most common changes associated with pregnancy (in up to 90% of cases) is represented by an increase in pigmentation on the face and lids, a reversible condition commonly known as melisma, chloasma or the 'mask of pregnancy'.
Bergamot oil too should be avoided, as it will increase dark splotches on facial skin, causing unsightly melasma (mask of pregnancy).