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Is It Safe to Get a Facial While Pregnant? December 2023

Updated: August 11, 2022

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One question that often comes up for pregnant women is whether or not it is safe to get a facial. The answer is: it depends. There are some facial treatments that are safe for pregnant women, and there are others that are not. In this post, we will discuss the safety of getting a facial while pregnant, as well as the different types of facials that you can get during pregnancy.

1. What is a facial and what are the benefits of getting one done regularly?

A facial is a beauty treatment for the face that cleans, exfoliates, and nourishes the skin. Facials can help to improve the complexion and texture of the skin, and they can also help to reduce wrinkles and fine lines. Regular facials can also help to prevent breakouts by keeping the pores clear.

There are many benefits to getting a facial, but some of the most common benefits include:

– Clearer, more youthful looking skin

– Reduced wrinkles and fine lines

– Reduced breakouts

– Improved complexion

– Better circulation

2. How can you tell if a spas reputable and safe to get a facial from?

When you are pregnant, it is important to be extra careful about the products that you use on your skin, as well as the treatments that you receive. This means that you should only get a facial from a spa that is reputable and safe.

There are a few things that you can look for when choosing a spa:

– Make sure that the spa is highly rated and uses sterile equipment.

– Ask to see a list of the products that they use.

– Make sure that the spa and its providers have a license to operate.

– Ask around for recommendations from other pregnant women or your OBGYN.

If you are unsure about a particular spa, it is always better to err on the side of caution and choose another spa.

3. What should you do to prepare for a facial when pregnant?

When it comes to facials, there are a few things to keep in mind. Avoid any treatments that use strong chemicals or exfoliants, as these can be too harsh for your skin during pregnancy. Also avoid any treatment that may require use of topical numbing creams to perform.

Always disclose that you are pregnant prior to receiving any treatment so that your provider can adjust the products used during the treatment to ensure a safe and effective treatment.

The key is to know what skincare ingredients to avoid during pregnancy. Many common ingredients found in skincare products can be harmful to you and your baby, so it is important that you discuss with your provider which ingredients are safe for you.

4. What are some tips for taking care of your skin during pregnancy?

There are a few things that you can do to take care of your skin during pregnancy:

– Use gentle, fragrance-free cleansers.

– Moisturize regularly.

– Avoid sun exposure.

– Drink plenty of water.

– Eat a healthy diet.

By following these tips, you can help to keep your skin healthy and glowing during pregnancy.

5. Is there anything else you should know about facials and pregnancy?

If you are considering getting a facial while pregnant, be sure to consult with your OBGYN first. Additionally, only visit reputable spas that use sterile equipment and safe products.

Pregnancy is an exciting time, but it is also a time when you need to be extra careful about the products and treatments that you use on your skin. With a little bit of research, you can find safe and reputable places to get facials during pregnancy!

Have any questions or concerns? Reach out to our skincare experts and we would be happy to help!

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Lauren Siso, Esthetician

Lauren has been medical aesthetician and laser practitioner for over 10 years and is passionate about helping her clients achieve their best skin possible. Lauren truly believes that everyone deserves to feel confident in their own skin and is dedicated to helping her clients achieve that goal!

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Lauren Siso, Medical Aesthetician at ELLEMES Medical Spa