When you've got baby in your belly, pains in places you didn't know you had and pregnancy hormones making your skin freak out, your body needs a little extra loving. Ladies, it might be time for a spa day. But wondering what's safe? Here are the best sessions to treat yourself to and what you can expect from each of them.
It nixes stress and swelling, especially in your lower back where extra pounds equal major tension.
Some women book this solely for the table (at most places, there’s a hole so you can actually lie on your stomach!). Make sure that you’re signed up with a massage therapist who’s prenatally trained. They should be gentle with your feet and ankles and focus on your shoulders and back instead.
Back-ne & front-ne treatment
You think that pimples will only pop up around your face during pregnancy? Well, think again! Fight body breakouts with this exfoliating and pore- cleaning treatment.
Your skin is super-sensitive now, so warn your aesthetician. Skip harsh chemical exfoliations and go for physical exfoliations. Try a natural scrub to nix the worst pore-clogging offenders: dead and built-up skin cells.
It’ll treat the not-so-great skin problems (breakouts! redness! increased oil!) that come with pregnancy.
Go ahead and opt for a deep cleaning or blemish control version that includes gentle extraction and exfoliation (scrubbing only, no chemical peels) to combat breakouts. Bonus: Many facials also include a relaxing face, scalp and neck massage.
You’ll ward off stretch marks and treat the dry skin you can’t stop itching.
Exfoliation will remove dry, flaky (and dead) skin cells. And while the stretch-mark prevention cream has genetics to fight, it’s still a lotion that packs a big moisturizing punch — the perfect solution to that desert-like dryness problem.
Hey, it’s okay if it gives you a “I treated myself,” happy mood boost. You deserve it!
Just because you can’t touch your toes right now doesn’t mean they still can’t look pretty! Just be sure the salon is well ventilated, so you’re not breathing in a ton of fumes.
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