Before allowing a family member to enjoy time in a hot tub or spa, take a
few moments to review hot tub and spa safety precautions, maintenance
and testing to ensure the safety of all family members.
Is your daily beauty regime safe for your baby during pregnancy? While
your pregnancy glow is the most beautiful makeup of all to wear during
these months, you may not want to quit your skin and hair care routine
National Institutes of Health recommends that pregnant women
limit sauna use for the duration of their pregnancy. Increasing
body temperature above 100 degrees can increase the risk of fetal
complications or birth defects.
According to the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy,
clinical trials are not available to determine safety in pregnancy so
aromatherapy is not considered safe for pregnant women.
Surface piercings may have a higher rate of rejection and/or infection
than ear piercing or other body piercings. A pregnant woman’s immune
system is suppressed during pregnancy, which leaves surface piercing on
the borderline of unsafe.
Pregnant women are often surprised to find out that ear piercing guns
are not as safe as they think. Ideally, having your ears pierced during
pregnancy would involve a licensed professional body piercer and an
Cellulite forms when fat cells collect under the skin causing a dimpling
effect. The dimpling effect can leave the surface of the skin looking
bumpy or lumpy, not an effect many women are comfortable with.
Hitting the salon for a wash, cut and style during pregnancy is the
perfect way to feel more beautiful, but not all beauty treatments are
safe for pregnant women.
Once you become self-conscious about your mustache or dark arm hair,
bleaching will seem like the only way you can go out in public without
being embarrassed. Luckily, studies show that bleach is probably
No matter how much makeup you put on or how many family members tell you you’re “glowing,” you might feel less than you’re best. For that reason, many women who become pregnant wonder about Botox and collagen treatments during their pregnancy.
Pregnancy is a time of ample changes in the body and your hair is no
exception. The influx of pregnancy hormones often results in drastic
changes to your hair color and texture. Curly hair can become straight
and oily can become dry or vice versa.
When you are pregnant, the hormones in your body are having a field day.
Your usual hormones disappeared and were replaced by new hormones that
will only stick around for the duration of your gestation.
New research is emerging from the growing field of nutricosmetics which
shows that one way you can stay looking your best while pregnant is by
Skin bleaching products are commonly used to lighten hair and skin, but be careful when using them during pregnancy.
One of the biggest money making markets is skin care. Skin care products are formulated to reduce the signs of aging, protect skin from UV damage, and heal dry, irritated skin.
During pregnancy, liposuction is not considered safe. The first concern comes from the use of general anesthesia. Other concerns regard the fact that liposuction involves getting rid of fatty deposits which are needed during and after pregnancy.
Perming requires longer processing time and thus a greater risk of chemical absorption through the scalp and into the bloodstream and thus come in contact with the fetus. Pregnancy hormones also make perming while pregnant a bad idea.
While laser skin treatments are not thought to effect the fetus, skin-numbing solutions used to reduce pain associated with the procedure can leech into the bloodstream and negatively effect the growing. Such solutions are thus are not to be used during pregnancy.
Makeup tattoos are no different from traditional tattoos and pose the same risks of infection. Pregnant women should steer clear of the tattooing process during pregnancy in order to eliminate the risk of HIV or Hepatitis B infection.
Pedicures are a safe and healthy way for a woman to feel beautiful during her pregnancy. Tools used during the pedicure should be sterilized prior to use in order to prevent infection.The room should also be well vetiliated to reduce odors and fumes.
Manicures are considered safe during pregnancy as long as the manicurist
uses tools that have been sterilized between clients and the room is well ventilated. At home manicures are a healthy alternative to salon-based
services. Acrylic nails are not typically advised during pregnancy.
Thermage and Mesotherapy are two distinct beauty treatments that work to reduce the look of fine lines, wrinkles and body fat. Thermage involves simultaneous heating and cooling of the skin while Mesotherapy uses injected chemicals and / or herbs to melt away layers of fat. Neither procedure is approved for use during pregnancy.
With so many concerns about manicures, pedicures, waxing, facials and
massages, it seems more appropriate to consider home spa treatments in
place of salon treatments which can be more sanity and convenient and tend to cost less.
Discoloration of skin, acne and breakouts, are common during pregnancy due to pregnancy hormones. Skin that is discolored or affected by acne can be smoothed with the use of a chemical facial peel which works by removing the outermost layers of skin.
Cellulite is the collection of fat under the skin. Cellulite creams may
seem like an effective and safe way to reduce the look of cellulite,
but the main ingredients – Methylxanthines – are not considered safe to
use during pregnancy.
Botox can be used to reverse the signs of aging by relaxing muscles at the site of injection. Typically, cosmetic surgeons use Botox on the face to remove wrinkles and fine lines. During pregnancy, using Botox is not approve.
Skin during pregnancy is more sensitive. Expecting women may find that shaving causes razor bumps on their legs, underarms and personal areas.
Droopy and torn earlobes can leave a woman feeling less beautiful every time she looks in the mirror. Unfortunately surgery is the only option for fixing droopy or torn earlobes and surgery can be very dangerous for pregnant women and their baby.
Having dark stained teeth is common in a world of smoking, drinking red
wine and drinking coffee. Teeth whitening takes only 30 minutes a day and can work wonders but home teeth whitening kits have not be
thoroughly tested for use during pregnancy.
Crow's feet are small wrinkles that appear around the eyes. During pregnancy, medical treatments for crow’s feet are out of the question, but that does not mean natural methods of anti-aging cannot be used.