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During the nine months of pregnancy, it is recommended to avoid certain cosmetic procedures. These may involve chemicals, which can prove harmful to both you and the baby in your tummy. Find out with Barza which cosmetic procedures to avoid during pregnancy!
Invasive body skin treatments
Do not use aggressive, exfoliating or astringent lotions and gels, nor invasive treatments at the salon (abrasion, peeling, etc.).
Avoid anti-cellulite lotions that increase local blood circulation. Also avoid creams containing topical retinoids, parabens (preservatives) or salicylic acid.
Facial rejuvenation treatments
Facial rejuvenation procedures that involve the use of harsh chemicals, such as chemical peels or chemical peels, can be harmful during pregnancy. These substances can be absorbed into the skin and get into the baby. Talk to your doctor about safe alternatives for skin care during pregnancy.
Slimming or body contouring treatments
Slimming or body contouring procedures involving the use of chemicals or heat therapies may be unsafe during pregnancy. Talk to your doctor before following such treatments.
You can also opt for safe and natural methods during pregnancy if you want to maintain an optimal body weight.
Manicure and pedicure at the salon
It is advisable to avoid getting a manicure or pedicure at beauty salons, as they use chemicals. These can prove toxic to your pregnancy. Instead, you can opt for safe and natural options, such as nail varnishes without harmful substances.
Be careful about the utensils used in the salon too! They need to be sterilised right before your eyes. This ensures that there is no risk of infection.
Don’t lend your personal care items to others to avoid the risk of infection!
If you prefer waxing, keep in mind that your skin tends to be more sensitive during pregnancy. Therefore, the procedure could become more painful. It’s also best to avoid depilatory creams as they contain chemicals whose impact on pregnancy is unknown.
Certain laser treatments, such as laser hair removal or treatments to reduce scarring or pigmentation spots, can have a negative impact on the fetus.
Although there are not enough studies to determine the safety of these procedures during pregnancy, it is recommended to avoid them during pregnancy.
Dyeing hair with harsh chemicals
Some chemicals used in hair dye can be absorbed into the skin and cause you discomfort during pregnancy.
Although there is not enough evidence to show that these substances are dangerous during pregnancy, it is recommended that you avoid colouring your hair in the first trimester and talk to your doctor before doing so in subsequent trimesters.
If, however, you plan to straighten or curl your hair permanently, it’s best to postpone such a change. The chemicals used during these procedures are very strong and could have an undesirable impact on the health of your pregnancy.
When you are pregnant, before undergoing any cosmetic procedure, it is advisable to discuss the risks associated with any technique with your doctor. There are both cosmetic procedures to avoid in pregnancy and safe options to opt for! To find out more on the subject, we invite you to read our guide on permissible pregnancy care rituals.