Pregnancy Acne

Pregnancy Acne

PREGNANCY ACNE

AND ALL THIS TIME WE THOUGHT THERE WOULD ONLY BE ONE BUMP

Other than the tummy bump, Mommy Wellness is not going to help you count ALL the other bumps that suddenly pop up, but we certainly can help when it comes to reducing them.

Some bumps are really cute, like the growing tummy bump that you keep checking on sideways in the mirror.

Then suddenly that same once-loved mirror tells you something else!  There are some ‘not so cute’ bumps suddenly appearing on your face, and in some instances, in other areas of the body where you have never had a pimple or rash in your life.

WHAT?
Shouldn’t skin be ‘glowing’ during pregnancy?  The answer to that question is ‘not always’.

It is quite common that one in two women suffer from pregnancy acne. That is almost 50%!

Massive changes start taking place in the preggie body, and an increase in hormones called androgens cause the skin glands to grow, producing more sebum, which is an oily, waxy-type substance.  The oil often clogs the pores, and this leads to inflammation, bacteria and inevitable breakouts.

IT IS NOT CHOOSY EITHER AND CAN HAPPEN AT ANYTIME
Although most likely to develop during your first trimester as the pregnancy hormones start doing a marathon, pregnancy acne can present itself at anytime during pregnancy.  Blemishes are often more like inflamed pimples than blackheads.

Not every pregnant Mom suffers this annoying condition during pregnancy, and some Moms may find that an existing acne condition may even clear up.

If previous bouts of acne have been experienced, especially when breakouts occur around the monthly cycle, it is quite probable that it will happen to you whilst pregnant.

Oh, and just a heads up.  Don’t be surprised at all if after getting all excited when you see the bumps diminishing a little, they re-appear in the third trimester, when hormone levels surge to the next level.

ITS NOT ALL DOOM AND GLOOM!
Although acne can persist even after baby arrives, it will typically disappear on its own.  Mommy Wellness has done lots of homework on the condition and provides support and relief to Moms, by offering some amazing facial treatments.

There is no need to have your pregnancy marred by acne, especially if it is severe, or starting to cause scarring.

IS IT SAFE?
Mommy Wellness offers a host of relaxing ‘pregnant-friendly’ facial pampers.

From gentle cleansing and exfoliation, to superficial peeling, skin repair and hydrating masks.

FIVE GOOD REASONS WHY FACIALS ARE GREAT
Every woman wants to look her best during this exciting and important phase.  Obviously, the health and well-being of baby is first and foremost in Moms’ minds, but special care should be taken of the skin and of course, hygiene.

  • A gentle facial will relax and refresh you
  • You will feel fabulous and look like a million Dollars
  • You won’t be able to cope with the compliments and likely to forget the few discomforts of pregnancy
  • Skin problems, rashes or breakouts will be taken care of
  • Professional salon treatments will enhance sleep

BOOKING YOUR APPOINTMENT WITH MOMMY WELLNESS

  • Call your closest Mommy Wellness branch to make an appointment
  • Always tell the Therapist who will be doing the treatment that you are pregnant
  • Understand and discuss the different treatments

Mommy Wellness loves spoiling, and we know just how!

We exercise extreme care and caution during facials, leaving our Moms-To-Be feeling loved, pampered and beautiful!

Call your local Mommy Wellness Day Spa for more details or visit us on: http://mommywellness.co.za/nimue-facials/

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