But there are some treatments they have to forgo while pregnant.
One treatment you've either fallen in love with or have always wanted to try is laser hair removal. This uses special light lasers that specifically target the darker pigment of your hair and destroys your hair follicle. Eventually, after a series of treatments, your hair won't grow back.
However, this treatment is a big no-no if you're pregnant or trying to conceive.
When you're pregnant, your hormones may seem like they're taking your body on a roller coaster ride, specifically your face. Your facial skin is the most affected by hormonal changes during pregnancy. Your skin may darken, become overly dry or oily and be prone to breakouts.
You may think the first thing you should do is get a facial or a chemical peel to help your skin combat these changes. However, some of the chemicals used within the peels can be passed through your breast milk and are unsafe for your baby.
What chemicals should be avoided and what other beauty treatments should you stay away from during pregnancy?
Deanna Stellato, the lead esthetician at The Geldner Center, joins Dr. Pam Peeke and Michelle King Robson to discuss which beauty treatments are safe and which ones you should avoid during your pregnancy.
Some beauty treatments you should avoid:
- Chemical Peels or facials that contain salicylic and lactic acid
- Laser hair removal
- Topical prescription creams
- Any exfoliating acid face washes or moisturizers
- Botox injections
- Latisse (eyelash lengthening product)