The Do's and Do Nots of Caring for Pregnant Skin
Posted on July 30 2020
What to expect when you're expecting
While the process of carrying, then breastfeeding your own baby is second to none, it's common for some skin concerns to arise due to the hormonal and systemic changes in the female body when pregnant.
Common skin concerns that arise during the gestational period and while breastfeeding are as follows;
- Pigmentation (melasma)
- Irritation and redness
- Broken capillaries
- Acne and congestion
- Varicose veins
When treating preexisting or new skin concerns during this time, there are certain treatments and ingredients that are harmful for pregnant women.
Products and procedures to avoid while pregnant or breastfeeding are;⠀
- Retinoids/Vitamin A⠀
- Salicylic Acid⠀
- Cosmetic injectable treatments such as Botox and dermal filler⠀
- Some forms of laser
If you're pregnant, or looking to be, get in touch so we can plan you a comprehensive skincare and treatment plan that are both effective and safe.⠀
We're here to help.⠀
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