Body treatment has been an important ritual for women over decades. There are various benefits of body treatment. Hair spa and cream bath will maintain your hair strength and moisture. Natural ingredients used for cream bath nourish your scalp and hair, leaving refreshed, relaxed scalp and hair. It also removes dandruff and itchiness. Facial treatment prevents your skin from dullness and aging, while treating acne’s and sebum. Spa and scrubbing rejuvenate your old skin and eliminate skin dead cells, leaving glowing and smooth back and legs. Manicure and pedicure is also important as it keeps your hand and feet nails crisps and clean. However, it becomes a question about how safe those treatments are to be done during pregnancy. Moms-to-be mostly concern about possible chemical substances that are used during those treatments. Are those cream, serum, shampoo, conditioners, scrub, and polish harming your unborn baby? Those treatments might contain alcohol and other unadvised substances for pregnancy. Nail polish is one of the most-questioned, and hence, many soon-to-be moms are concern about the safety of having manicure and pedicure during pregnancy.
How important is manicure and pedicure to your health?
Clipping your nails is really important for your health. Unclipped, dull nails might firstly, look unattractive and secondly, put your health in a risk. Your nails make contact with almost everything you put inside your body. Hence, keeping them clean is a must, in order to avoid contact with bacteria. Dull and dirty nails may contain parasite eggs and can possibly pass it through your body. Those bacteria can cause various digestion diseases, such as diarrhea and vomiting.
How safe is manicure and pedicure during pregnancy?
Even when you are pregnant, giving up your body treatment is not a good choice. You might be concerned with the chemical contained by treatments cream and serum, yet stopping your body treatment due to your pregnancy might not be wise either. Your basic body treatment such as hair spa or cream bath and body massage are in fact, beneficial for your body during pregnancy. When you are pregnant, your hormones change, which can cause excessive sweat and dandruff. Doing those basic body treatments may leave you in comfort and freshness. As for manicure and pedicure, this treatment is also important to do during your pregnancy. Clean, crisps nails during pregnancy may prevent you from bacterial infection as the result of parasite eggs living under your dirty nails. Whether you are doing it at home or at the beauty salon, there are several things to pay attention to when doing your manicure and pedicure:
- Do it regularly. During pregnancy, your nails grow faster than usual. Do your manicure and pedicure regularly to prevent them from catching dirt and parasite. You don’t have to do it at the beauty salon. Do it at home whenever you can.
- Should you do your manicure and pedicure at the salon, bring your own manicure set along, because you don’t want to take the risks from using unsterilized manicure set from the salon.
- Even though you get your regular manicure and pedicure, do not apply nail polish frequently during your pregnancy. Nail polish may contain formaldehyde which can cause respiration problems when inhaled. Besides, acetone that you are using to remove the polish also contains chemical substances that can be harmful for you and your pregnancy. During pregnancy, medical practitioners might check your oxygen level by the help of your lips and nail colors. It will be hard when your nails are covered in polish.
- Clean, crisps nails are not only resulted from manicure and pedicure in a beauty salon. You can instead use more natural ingredients to get healthy nails. You can cut some garlic into slices and rub in back and forth to your nails. You will get strong, shiny nails as the result. For removing dead cuticles, you can soak a cotton bud into a small amount of baby oil. Use it to rub and remove your dead cuticles to get healthy fingernails.
When pregnant, you indeed have to be careful when doing things. You have to consider every possible positive and negative effect they might cause. Be wise, and your pregnancy will stay amazing.