Can You Get a Brazilian Wax While Pregnant?
June 20, 2023Booking a wax schedule during pregnancy is not as uncommon as some might believe. After all, the body hair is actually prone to grow quicker during this period due to hormonal changes that the body experiences at that time.
While waxing your underarms or your back doesn't have to be too different, getting a Brazilian wax might require some extra thought if you're well into your pregnancy. Even under normal circumstances, any form of intimate waxing might take some adapting and mental preparation, so it's ok to have these reservations. The most important question is:
Is It Safe To Get a Brazilian Wax While Pregnant?Let's put an end to all the myths surrounding the topic: It's perfectly ok to get a Brazilian wax if you're going through a regular pregnancy, more specifically during the 8 months leading up to the due date. This also applies to bikini waxes, Hollywood waxes, and other types of intimate hair removal treatments.
Like many other activities during pregnancy, though, you still need to follow some important safety tips.
You need to be aware that the pain can be more intense. The increase in pregnancy hormones also leaves the skin more vulnerable to sensations, and the pubic area is already sensitive to begin with. More pain is not a sign of an emergency, but clients should still prepare properly, even if they're seasoned salon-goers. Numbing creams and/or an aspirin/ibuprofen hours after the session can help mitigate some of the discomfort.
As explained in an in an article by BabyCenter, there's a higher chance of post-wax irritation which is why it's so important to check the wax temperature thoroughly before applying it on the skin.
Another important factor is timing. It's common for clients to visit the salon when they are closer to the baby's due date. Who wants to worry about body hairs on their privates during the special date, right? Estheticians, however, are firmly against this approach: the pain of giving birth would only increase when the skin pores are still open. There's a reason why clients are told to avoid friction and physical activity during the healing period, and the skin down there will only get more sensitive the closer you get to the baby's birth.
Before doing anything else, your doctor must confirm that you don't have a high-risk pregnancy. In these cases, it's harder to predict the patient's due date, and future mothers are instructed to rest full-time for a portion of the child-bearing period. Clients taking medication should also run their plans by their doctor before trying any type of wax treatment.
What To Expect from a Brazilian Wax?As we mentioned in the previous section, there are steps to follow if you want to ensure a safe experience.
Here are some additional tips to help you prepare for the wax session:
- The safest way to go about it is by going with a place you've been to before. This will you know the esthetician's methods. In addition, a familiar setting will do a lot to help you control any pre-wax jitters.
- It's obviously important to keep an eye on a salon's sanitary conditions. If there's anything about your local salon's hygiene that rubs you the wrong way, your pregnancy is the ultimate chance to follow your gut and raise your standards.
- Be upfront with the esthetician about your pregnancy, even if you're not too far along. They can keep an extra eye on safety measures, ask follow-up questions about your doctor's instructions, and adapt their waxing technique to alleviate any pain.
- Hard waxes are the best choice to counter pain when the skin is particularly sensitive. You won't have to worry about the wax adhering to the skin, and its low melting point will make the consistency more pleasant to the touch.
- Soothing lotions and creams will also help a lot during the post-wax period. Look for natural ingredients and stop using a product if you get redness, rashes, irritation, etc.
- Each person is different, but it's safer to go into a pregnancy assuming that you'll have to deal with more unwanted hair than usual. You can discuss your options with your estheticians if you want to upgrade your waxing regime, but try not to stress too much about excess body hair. The hair around the pubic bone helps prevent infections, and any type of protection is a plus during a pregnancy.
- You likely won't be banned from trying at-home waxing if you want to go down that route, but you need to be very careful while heating and applying the wax. In these cases, it's still best to have someone you trust to assist you during the process. Make sure to use high-end wax kits with clear instructions on the package.
Professional Waxes Provide the Most Pleasant ExperienceImagine having to go through multiple post-wax side effects on top of all the aches of pregnancy. A professional service is the most effective way to avoid this. Your esthetician will provide the most nourishing formulas to accelerate the skin's healing process. Moreover, you can expect the same standards during the pre-wax and aftercare treatment.
Beauty Image not only has a wide variety of hair removal formulas to get rid of all the extra hair on a pregnant body. Products like our calming oils and lotions are infused with vitamins A, E & F to protect the skin from germs and bacteria while the follicles heal.
If you're pregnant, the last thing you need is more stress over the pain of a Brazilian wax, and this doesn't mean you need to quit your wax schedule altogether. A luxury salon service with Beauty Image's products and accessories will provide all the relaxation you need and the chance to keep smooth skin during the most exciting months of your life.
Don't hesitate to come to us if you have specific questions about the best course of action during pregnancy and other hormonal changes. Call TOLL FREE 888-513-8815 or fill out our website's contact form to learn more about our products. Our specialists will be happy to answer all your questions. Also, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to get the latest news and tips straight to your inbox.
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