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A Guide To Safe Beauty Treatments During Pregnancy

With pregnancy comes a number of concerns that make you feel more stressed than you already are. Among these concerns will definitely be one related to the correct beauty treatments for you to use as a pregnant woman. During pregnancy, it is important for you to know that there are very specific beauty products and treatments to go ahead with, as otherwise there will be the risk of your baby being affected.

Here is a guide to what to take care of to ensure you get the right beauty treatment during pregnancy.

1. Skincare

Caring for your skin during pregnancy can become quite a headache if the products you have decided to use are not appropriate for your skin in any way. Remember, the more powerful and descriptive a product is, the more the chances of it containing a harmful ingredient, which could harm your growing baby.

You can enjoy your usual facial, but do not forget that during pregnancy there comes a change in the working of hormones, making your skin more reactive or sensitive to allergies. So, make sure to inform your beauty therapist beforehand that you’re pregnant.

2. Hair removal/waxing 

During the period of your pregnancy, you might happen to face increased hair growth on your body, all thanks to hormonal changes, of course. This will calm down after the delivery of your child, but if it happens to bother you, you can go for waxing up to your due date.

A number of waxing creams, gels and mousse do not contain any harmful ingredient, but the removal of hair via laser treatment is a big no-no.

3. Hair treatments

Although it’s safe to color your hair during pregnancy, you must not get your hair permed, colored, or chemically straightened before the second trimester. Also, avoid any treatment that may involve keratin, as it contains formaldehyde, which is very harmful to your growing baby.

4. Pedicure

This comes under our ‘not-to-do’ list of beauty treatments during pregnancy. Since there are a number of reflexive points around the ankle, getting a pedicure can cause contractions and, in some cases, even preterm labor can occur.

5. Massages

Getting a massage as a beauty treatment can be considered good for your legs, shoulders, and back. Towards the last month of your pregnancy, massaging can help you relax, however, using the wrong technique might give you wrong outcomes, which can further cause your body a lot of unexpected pain and other problems.

Choosing or going for a number of beauty treatments during the time of your pregnancy needs a lot of care and attention and, hence, this guide will come in handy in recognizing the appropriate beauty treatments for yourself.

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