Pregnancy Safe Facial
Since every woman wants to look her best during her pregnancy, she should take special care of her skin and hygiene. But the reality may be quite different, hormonal changes can cause your skin to break out in spots, become dry or oily. Some women experience pigmentation, dark circles under the eyes, heat rashes, flaky skin etc., the health and well-being of the tiny life that’s growing within remains topmost in every expectant mother’s mind. We offer a range of facials that are 100% safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women that cater for all skin concerns that may arise during pregnancy.
If you are a Mama who is coping with dryness or dullness, our exfoliating facial in pregnancy is perfect for you. While treatments like microdermabrasion/hydrafacial are not recommended for pregnant women, a perfect and safe alternative is our exfoliating facial. It will begin with a mild facial scrub, a pregnancy-safe AHA like glycolic acid or lactic acid for exfoliation, a hydrating, soothing mask and a relaxing facial massage and moisturiser to finish.
LED phototherapy works by using the properties of a certain wavelength of light to induce changes in the skin to treat a particular condition. There is no heat energy or tissue damage induced by LED phototherapy.
Blue Light: treats one of the causes of acne, the bacteria Propionibacterium acnes. It targets the metabolic product of this bacteria, porphyrins, and produces an oxygen free radical from these porphyrins that destroys the bacteria.
Red light: (620nm) LED phototherapy induces a mild inflammation of the target cells and sets up an immune response that helps to regenerate these cells. This helps to rejuvenate skin and to help with skin healing. It can be used for skin rejuvenation, or post laser/chemical peel treatments to speed the healing process. Red and blue light LED phototherapy can be used synergistically to treat active acne, the blue light helping to reduce bacteria counts and the red lights helping to heal the skin.
Skin appearance is rejuvenated by the use of a dermabrasion exfoliating cream. The cream acts to eliminate dead cells and stimulate the production of young cells.
Skin cell regeneration is accelerated by the application of a unique regenerating anti-ageing serum. The serum contains 56 biologically active ingredients plus the addition of vitamin C as we all know it has a brightening effect.
Active ingredients used:
During the facial, precious active anti-ageing ingredients act directly on signs of skin ageing. Pure vitamin C works to stimulate the synthesis of collagen. In addition, it provides antioxidant action for exceptional radiance. Hyaluronic Acid filler spheres smooth away wrinkles. Pro-Collagen stimulates the synthesis of collagen and fights against cutaneous slackening.
The Hydraclean facial is working on deep cleansing the skin. This facial uses a heated wand to relax and open the pores to perform extractions of impurities (excess sebum and toxins). Followed by a relaxing facial massage that activates drainages and boost microcirculation. This is a good facial for mums who may have had a regular facial routine before getting pregnant and wants to continue regular maintenance. It would also be ideal for mothers to be that have grown uncomfortable laying down for long periods of time.
Q and A for expectant or breastfeeding mama’s
Generally, it isn’t safe for you to raise your core temperature in the first trimester. Don’t raise your core body temperature above 102.2 degrees Fahrenheit. Research has determined this is the maximum temperature you should reach in order to keep both you and your baby healthy. However, steaming the face or hot towel-wrapping your face is okay, since neither of them won’t raise your overall core temperature.
Sadly, no. Microdermabrasion while pregnant isn’t safe because this treatment is likely to scar your extra-sensitive pregnant skin. Besides scarring, microdermabrasion while pregnant may cause breakouts and uneven results. Same as HydraFacial, the solution has Salicylic acid which is harmful to the baby as it crosses the placenta.
You’ll have to reschedule your melasma treatment after you’ve safely delivered your baby or until your dermatologist clears you.
It depends. There are plenty of chemicals that you should avoid when you’re pregnant, and some of them, like salicylic acid, beta hydroxy acid (BHA), alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), and retinoids are commonly found in beauty products like face mask sheets. Don’t use any harsh chemicals directly on your skin. If it touches your skin, it can be absorbed into your bloodstream, and your baby depends on that blood. Your best bet? Research the ingredients first or ask your doctor before using any face product you have doubts about.
Experts see no problem when it comes to a spa for pregnant women. According to Donald Lindblad, an OB/GYN, pregnant women may even benefit from pregnancy massages and pregnancy spa treatments as long as they are not rigorous.
The skin is super sensitive and easily irritated during pregnancy, so it is best if you stay away from abrasive facials and chemical peels when pregnant.
While there are no formal contraindications for pregnant women when it comes to laser hair removal in general, there are almost no studies attesting its safety in pregnant women and their unborn children. There are safer alternatives for facial hair removal (like threading, for instance) that you can try in lieu of potentially harmful laser facial hair removal treatments.
So NO, it’s not a good idea to try laser facial hair removal while you’re pregnant.
Tips on facial while pregnant:
- Tell your aesthetician you’re pregnant and walk through the treatment menu with her. She should be able to answer any concerns you have and can create a custom facial pregnancy treatment for you.
- If you’re suffering from morning sickness, take it easy on aromatherapy treatments, which may exasperate any smell sensitivities you have.
- Avoid harsh chemical facials, microdermabrasion, and peels.
- Call ahead to make sure the treatment features pregnancy safe skin care. The ingredients should be toxin-free, and safe for you & baby!