Pregnant women have a long list of things they can’t do anymore, particularly when it comes to salon services. They aren’t allowed to dye the roots of their hair, whiten their teeth, or lay in the tanning bed. Most women are still very concerned with keeping themselves groomed during their pregnancy and that includes removing unwanted body hair. In an attempt to choose the healthiest option for their body and their baby, women start by looking at body sugaring. Could this be a safe service to receive during your pregnancy?
There’s good news for women who want to stay bare while they bear their child. Body sugaring is a completely safe process for mom and for baby! Let’s take a closer look at why body sugaring is still a safe service for those who are interested in hair removal.
Why is body sugaring safe?
The reason body sugaring is safe during pregnancy has a lot to do with the paste we use. Body sugaring doesn’t require any harsh chemicals that can seep into the skin and cause harm to the baby. Instead, our formula consists of sugar, lemon juice, and water. You could even eat it if you really wanted to, but we don’t really recommend that. Body sugaring is a completely natural and safe way to remove the hair from your skin.
This could be a great thing because many women experience a lot of hair growth during their pregnancy. The hormone shift can cause your hair to grow longer, thicker, and darker. If you prefer the look and feel of bare skin, your new appearance could cause you some anxiety. Rest assured that you still have a safe option to get rid of your hair, but you have to know how to prepare.
Do I need to take any precautions?
It’s completely safe for you to have a sugaring session while carrying your baby, right up until the time you give birth. However, you should be prepared for the fact that you will have far more sensitivity when the hair is removed. Pregnant women have more blood pumping around their body which can also mean better circulation to the skin. This means that you will have a much more intense feeling when the hair and sugar are finally removed.
The increased sensitivity might also lead to an increased risk of skin irritation. Sugaring is one of the best choices for reducing your risk of skin irritation. The paste only sticks to the hair that needs to be removed instead of the skin around it. If you experience a lot of irritation, you might need to apply some high-quality lotion shortly after a session.
Keep in mind that body sugaring is generally safe for pregnant women, but you may want to consult with your doctor if you are experiencing other health conditions. For example, high blood pressure and gestational diabetes are common conditions during pregnancy. Your doctor should be able to give you the best advice on whether you will be able to remain bare under these conditions.
If you’re ready to take the plunge to have a bare pregnant body, be sure to contact Bare Body Sugaring to set up your services today!