The Baby Bump Blues: Navigating Skin Care During Pregnancy

The Baby Bump Blues: Navigating Skin Care During Pregnancy

As a soon-to-be mum, you want nothing more than to bask in the glow of your growing baby bump. But as your body transforms, so does your skin, and not always in the most desirable ways. From stubborn breakouts to hyperpigmentation, pregnancy can bring its own set of skincare challenges.

But as you start to research skincare products and treatments, you’ll quickly find that many of your go-to’s are now off-limits. Chemical peels, ‘botox’, and laser treatments are just a few of the things you’ll have to say goodbye to:

Chemical peels are a popular way to rejuvenate the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines, dark spots, and acne. They use a range of different acids, such as glycolic, mandelic, and lactic, to exfoliate the skin and clear your pores. But, when you’re pregnant, your skin becomes more sensitive and delicate, so it’s best to avoid these peels during this time.

If you’re looking for a way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and mimic lines, you might have considered wrinkle-relaxing injections like Botox which use a toxin called botulinum toxin A to temporarily paralyze certain facial muscles. However, the safety of these injections during pregnancy has not been established, so it’s best to wait until after your baby is born.

Laser treatments like laser hair removal or laser for facial thread veins use intense light to target hair follicles or broken vessels in the skin. While these treatments are generally considered safe, their effects during pregnancy have not been fully studied, so it’s always best to err on the side of caution and avoid laser treatments during pregnancy.

It’s also important not to forget that some of your favorite skincare products might not be safe for your delicate skin during pregnancy. Say goodbye to retinoids (that’s vitamin A derivatives like retinol, retinaldehyde, and retinol-palmitate) and salicylic acid (which is related to aspirin and a no-go during pregnancy). These ingredients might be super effective, but during this special time, it’s best to play it safe and steer clear.

And, as with any medical or cosmetic intervention, there are always potential risks (e.g. skin infections), which are usually straightforward to treat outside of pregnancy. However, many medications are contraindicated during pregnancy making matters more complicated when it comes to treating potential issues.

This may make for sombre reading. Can you do anything to keep your skin looking and feeling its best during pregnancy? Well, all is not lost. We have an answer for you: The pregnancy facial!

The Eudelo Pregnancy & New Mum Glow Facial is a bespoke treatment designed specifically for expecting mothers (and breast-feeding mums!). It caters to the unique needs of a pregnant woman’s skin, providing hydration, nourishment, and powerful pore clearing action all in one session. This gentle facial is tailored to your individual skin type and concerns, with a focus on soothing and nourishing your skin, while clearing your pores from unwanted debris that can lead to breakouts.

Starting with a consultation, your aesthetician will evaluate your skin and determine which ingredients and treatment steps are safe and best suited to your skin. From there, you’ll enjoy a relaxing, yet effective facial treatment, including cryostimulation of your skin.

So while pregnancy brings its own set of skincare challenges, you don’t have to sacrifice your skin’s health and beauty. Go ahead and treat yourself to a relaxing and rejuvenating Pregnancy & New Mum Glow Facial , and bask in the glow of your growing baby bump!

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