Pregnancy is a life-changing experience for every woman. But with all the major changes – and so many things to avoid doing and eating – it comes as a relief to know that pregnancy need not interfere with your beauty routine. You must certainly avoid some products and chemical-ridden substances, but by and large you can continue with your usual hair removal technique and even get pedicures and head massages. With a little care, you can continue to remove your body hair to feel smooth and hair-free during your pregnancy.
Pregnancy and Hair Growth
Your body goes through many physical changes during pregnancy, so that it can give your baby a snug home. Many pregnant women report the appearance of darker, thicker hair on the body during pregnancy – and hair sprouts up in unexpected places, too. You might be alarmed at this discovery, but it is quite normal. Hormonal changes trigger this hair growth, apart from increased blood-flow and higher metabolism. But you can certainly use a safe hair removal option that helps you look and feel well-groomed during the time. The best news is that these changes are often temporary, and they diminish within the first six months after your child is born.
You can experience the sprouting of hair on the upper lip, thicker brows, and even new hair around the nipples. These stand-alone hairs can be nipped quite easily – and literally – with a pair of tweezers. They offer precise control and quick removal. Plus, you don’t need any other products and chemicals that may harm or irritate your skin, particularly in sensitive areas like the nipples.
You must maintain good health during your pregnancy, and staying hydrated is an important step in this direction. You cannot get overheated, especially in the hot summer months. You can feel cooler by removing some of the fuzz on your body, and shaving is a quick way to do this. But be warned that your hair might grow back much quicker and rougher when you are pregnant, which means that you may have to shave twice as often. Do take extra care when shaving in the shower, because you might be a little ungainly during this time!
A longer term solution is waxing, because the hair stays away longer. This gives you more time to prep for baby clothes shopping and the baby shower! Waxing works well for the arms, legs, underarms and bikini line, and you can easily do it by yourself in your own home – plus there is no regrowth for up to four weeks. However, some pregnant women report bruising after waxing, while they are pregnant, though the product may be safe to use.You may even feel that your skin is extra sensitive during this time – just opt for a wax that is designed for sensitive skin. Veet’s sensitive skin wax range is formulated with nourishing ingredients like Almond oil and Vitamin E, which removes any subsequent irritation.
Depilatory creams are some of the best options for removing hair on the legs, underarms, and bikini-lines. Plus, there is no pain or discomfort, such as in waxing, and the hair stays away longer as compared to shaving.If you are concerned about skin irritation and sensitivity during this time, you can use a cream formulated for sensitive skin. If you have trouble bending down or feel too heavy to move around much, just use Veet’s Spray on Hair Removal Foam to quickly remove hair in the shower. Just wash away the foam and find smooth skin beneath!
Laser Hair Removal
There have been many advancements in permanent hair removal in recent times. But many doctors do not recommend these methods for pregnant women. There is still a lack of sufficient data about these methods and their effect on the foetus and the pregnant mother. Do steer clear of these while you are still pregnant. You might not want to live with body hair, but it is best to wait till your baby is born and your doctor gives you the all clear.
When it comes to beauty, there is never a one-size-fits-all approach that works equally well for eveyr woman. But these happy months can be made happier with safe hair removal options that help you look your best.