Pregnant women have to through a lot of trial and changes in their body. One of the positive changes that woman goes through is that her hair grows thicker and longer. Now this might be a good news, however many times the hair grows, but all in the wrong places. Your feet are swollen, belly is wider than ever before, you can’t see your own two feet but you know that the hair on your body is growing as fast as it can. Hail removal procedures can be quick and safe otherwise, but when you are pregnant, with a poor balance, you need to be a little careful of not only the danger or falling and blades but also chemicals that may be harmful for your child. Here are some safe and unsafe ways you can practice and take caution of during this crucial time.
Shaving might be the most convenient and cheapest method for hair removal; however it certainly wouldn’t be the easiest. Given that your balance is not so good at the time, it is best that you take the help of your partner to complete the task. Make sure to use a good moisturizer (especially those which contain plentiful vitamin E) daily before shaving. Of course use the special razor meant for women.
- Depilating Creams
If they should use depilating cream during pregnancy as it contains ingredients that would be considered harmful. Active ingredients like barium sulfide powder and calcium thioglycolate are in many of such creams. However rest easy as there is no evidence as to these being harmful, but they haven’t proved to be 100% safe either.
The problem may arise if you are allergic to such creams. To be on the safer side, try applying the cream to a small patch of skin, maybe the back of your knee and see if your skin reacts to it differently. Many times due to hormonal changes your skin may react to a substance which would normally be okay. So be sure to test it out even if you have tried it before.
Your skin experiences changes during pregnancy, therefore it is likely that it may react differently during waxing. As the skin becomes more sensitive, the waxing may cause skin irritation and redness. You can use antiseptic lotions and soothing creams that contain cucumber to cool down the burning or the stinging. These creams may even help prevent an infection and cause less redness. It is advised to consult an expert before doing waxing, if not its best to stay with other forms of hair removal.
- Laser Hair removal and photo-epilation
Laser hair removal targets the dark pigment in hair which causes damage to the hair follicle. No studies have been conducted to prove if laser hair removal and photo epilation are safe or unsafe during pregnancy. Therefore, it is best to stay away from both procedures until the time being.