As many mother-to-be can attest, the moment you discover a baby is on its way, your decisions take on an entirely new meaning. Should you have that morning cup of coffee? Is it ok to dye your hair? What do you need to change in your skincare regime now that you are pregnant?
Despite many women getting that desirable ‘pregnancy glow’, it does not come naturally to all. The hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy can wreak havoc on your skin in the form of pigmentation, melasma, breakouts, acne and even abnormal hair growth. Many of the ingredients we typically use to treat these skin concerns are not safe during pregnancy or simply not researched enough.
Rest assured the medically trained team at The Clinic have you and your baby’s best interests at heart. Our team will work with you to devise a pregnancy skin routine that will keep your skin clear, radiant and bright, with your baby’s safety top of mind. Our most popular pregnancy skin treatments include the Blueberry Peel, Dermaplaning and a customised pregnancy safe HydraFacial.
At The Clinic, we specialise in skin. Employing only doctors and registered nurses, we have been treating skin concerns for over 20 years, so you know you are in safe hands. For more information on our pregnancy skin routines, book a consultation today.
PREGNANCY SKIN CARE DOS AND DON'TS
Don’t freak out if your skin changes during pregnancy or breastfeeding. During this time there are many hormonal changes happening in your body; breakouts, melasma or abnormal hair growth are your body’s natural reactions to these. Know that whatever your skin is doing, there are options.
Do ask experts for their opinions. At The Clinic we employ only doctors and registered nurses who have the most up to date information and access to resources. We will devise a skin care plan that is safe for both you and your baby.
Do book in for regular peels. Whilst stronger treatments such as IPL, Fraxel or Thermage are not safe during pregnancy, regular peels 4-6 weeks apart are ideal for correcting superficial concerns such as breakouts, dry, dull or flaky skin. Both our Blueberry Peel and Societe Oxygenation Peel are safe during pregnancy and breastfeeding, and will help to refresh and revive tired & dull skin.
Don’t use products containing Retin A, Accutane, Retinoids, Vitamin A or Salicyclic Acid. These are either not safe or simply don't have enough information around their safety in pregnancy or breastfeeding. Always check the label with your obstetrician.
Do incorporate Lactic Acid into your regime. Lactic Acid is naturally occurring in the body and safe to use during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Lactic Acid is particularly good for reducing congestion and keeping the skin clear and soft. Along with Blueberry Antioxidants, Lactic Acid is the main ingredient in our Blueberry Peel.
Don’t avoid products altogether. Look for products with active ingredients that work more effectively within the skin to produce real results.
Don’t undergo cosmetic injectable treatments during pregnancy or breastfeeding. These are either not safe or not adequately tested for safety.
Do keep your skin hydrated. An alternate method of combating fine lines and wrinkles is hydration!
Do change your skin care plan once your baby is born. IPL Rejuvenation Treatments are safe during breastfeeding and a highly effective treatment to combat stubborn pigment.