There are certain things you need to avoid when you're pregnant, but a spa does not need to be one of them! It is important to take some time out for rest and relaxation and to spoil your skin to the next level.
Just because you’re pregnant doesn’t mean you want to let your normal beauty routine go out of the window.
If you're looking to round off your aesthetics experience with a beauty treatment, here's what you should be indulging in and avoiding..
First thing first, we make a list of details that you need to avoid when you’ve got a baby on the way
- Avoid retinoids
Retinoids are great to use as treatments for wrinkles, acne, and stretch marks — but not when you're pregnant.
- Limit use of salicylic acid
Salicylic acid (a beta-hydroxy acid) is one of the most common ingredients for treating acne, since it helps to exfoliate dead layers of skin that can clog pores. But if it's apply during pregnancy, you better have a discussion first with your doctor.
- Always think twice before you book Waxing on your fav Salon
Most spas recommend that you don't use waxing in the first twelve weeks of pregnancy, but hair removal is fine once you've passed this first trimester. But don't be surprised if your pain threshold and skin sensitivity are very different during pregnancy. You might want to opt for standard leg waxing rather than anything too daring. Some expectant mothers like to book in for a third trimester wax before the big day.
- Skip injectables like Botox or lip fillers when pregnant.
Pregnancy is a tiring process and can leave women feeling not quite themselves. However, it is best to wait until after pregnancy to resume BOTOX and dermal filler treatments. No cosmetic benefit is worth potentially putting your unborn child at risk, but we do not recommend using BOTOX or dermal fillers during pregnancy.
- Skip your Laser Hair Removal and all laser treatments
Pregnancy increases the blood supply throughout your body. It also stretches out the skin on your abdomen and breasts. Having laser hair removal treatments while your skin is in this tender state may be uncomfortable. If you have concerns, you can talk to your doctor about the risks.
These are safe treatments to stay gorgeous even during your pregnancy!
- LUMINA DEEP PURIFY FACIAL
It is the stars’ beloved treatment before big events, so why don’t you enjoy it too while waiting for the big moment?
Deep Purify Facial is a pleasant and refreshing cleaning procedure, totally painless with zero restoration time, also known as the Red Carpet Treatment since stars apply it literally a few hours before carpet events. Stars also love it for one more reason. The dermabrasion heads leave your skin absolutely clean and free from sebum and dead cells. It is the ideal choice for those who have neglected the proper treatment of their skin and thus intensively feel the need to decongest their skin from dirt, dead cells, and black spots or the hormonal roller-coaster has made them feel their skin more stressed and tired than usual. In pregnant women the high concentration with products rich in antioxidants which penetrate to the deep clean skin, ready to receive such beneficial agents. The treatment is completed by the use of hyaluronic acid serum and an eye serum for immediate moisturizing and fighting against dark circles. Your skin becomes clean, bright and deeply moisturized.
- Lumina Diamond Microdermabrasion
This classic exfoliation treatment is fantastic for all skin types—and because it does not involve any chemicals or intense heat, it’s safe during pregnancy in most cases. During this treatment, a very fine diamond tip is applied to slough away dull, dead skin cells and increase collagen production, helping skin become smoother and firmer. Microdermabrasion can also lessen dark spots or pigmentation problems that appear during pregnancy.
While microdermabrasion in the hands of an experienced provider is already one of the safest skin resurfacing options, some systems are gentler than others. The Diamond microdermabrasion system we use at the Lumina Aesthetics Clinic comfortably delivers a controlled cycle which are blown onto the skin and quickly vacuumed up, along with dead cells and debris.
- Consult with your dermatologist for daily skincare
Daily skincare can go a long way to keep brown spots and hyperpigmentation to a minimum, prevent sun damage, and help your skin feel great when more aggressive treatments are off-limits. In fact, omitting sunscreen from your routine could do more harm than good, as skin is more sensitive to sun during pregnancy.
However, many skincare products, especially those intended to treat acne, melasma, or other skin conditions, contain ingredients you should avoid while pregnant, such as Retinoids (Retin-A, Accutane, tretinoin, etc.), Beta Hydroxy Acids, Hydroquinone, Benzoyl Peroxide, and oxybenzone (which is also found in chemical sunscreens).
To find safe skin care, work with a dermatologist who is experienced in skin care for pregnant patients and knows what products and ingredients are safe to use while pregnant.
- It's safe to visit your dentist in pregnancy
Dental care is safe during pregnancy and important for the health of you and your baby. Our dentist can help you improve the health of your mouth during pregnancy. Our dentist can also find and treat problems with your teeth and gums.
There are 2 major reasons women can have dental problems during pregnancy:
Pregnancy gingivitis—During pregnancy, changes in hormone levels allow bacteria to grow in the mouth and gums more easily. This makes periodontal disease more common when you are pregnant.
Nausea and vomiting—Pregnant women may have nausea and vomiting or “morning sickness,” especially in the first trimester. The stomach acids from vomiting can also break down the enamel coating of the teeth.
If you like, we’ll even help you design a long-term plan to achieve your skincare goals while juggling the role of being a new mom. After you’ve had your baby, our staff will be happy to create a treatment plan to help you feel your best in no time. Contact us today to get started +6281228888837 or [email protected] .