6 Safe Beauty Treatments During Pregnancy (and 5 to avoid!)

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While you probably have more freedom to do beauty treatments than you might have heard, there are still other treatments you should avoid. These include:

  1. Tanning. Tanning is one of those things that could raise your core temperature to dangerous levels. The UV rays in tanning beds also break down folic acid, which is important for your unborn baby.
  2. Body wraps. Also can cause you to overheat.
  3. Hot tubs and saunas. While relaxing, hot tubs and saunas are often just too much heat for your body during pregnancy, even for only a few minutes. According to How Stuff Works, you should avoid soaking in any water that makes you sweat or your skin pink.
  4. Piercings. Being pregnant is tough on your immune system, so getting a piercing could come with an increased risk of infection.
  5. Chemical hair removal. Waxes and electrolysis are fine, but avoid bleaches and depilatories, which the skin absorbs.

{ MORE: Should Pregnant Women Get Acupuncture? }

If you have any questions about what is and isn't safe for you and your baby, you can always ask your doctor. You can trust a medical professional over nearly anyone else to know how to stay healthy, but if your gut tells you to avoid something, it’s better to be safe than sorry!

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