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Top 3 pregnancy facials (& what to avoid)

Posted by The Spoiled Mama on

Last week we learned that moms should take special consideration when getting a massage or visiting a spa during pregnancy.

But, what's the deal with facials?

With so many procedures out there, it can be hard to determine which treatments will work best -- and be safe -- for you & your baby. But with so many Mamas suffering from pregnancy acne, oily skin and bloating, we understand your face needs a little extra TLC. So let's dive on in!

Oxygen facials - A celebrity fave, oxygen facials introduce awesome ingredients to your skin via a pressurized stream of steam. The blends can include skin plumping hyaluronic acid, antioxidants, vitamins and botanical extracts. This treatment is great for expecting moms with dry or dull skin.

At-home option: To add a flurry of goodness to your skin, The Spoiled Mama's Lucid treatment for melasma is packed hydrating hyaluronic acid and exfoliating fruit acids (AHAs). With a small molecular structure, the serum pierces skin layers more effectively than traditional creams.

Exfoliating facial - For Mamas who are coping with dryness, or dullness, an exfoliating facial is perfect for you. While treatments like microdermabrasion are not recommended for pregnant women, inquire about mild facial scrubs or consider a pregnancy-safe AHA like glycolic acid or lactic acid.

At-home option: Made from organic sugar and nourishing oils, The Spoiled Mama Indulge body scrub is perfect for polishing your body and face. As an added bonus, its oils are great for helping avoid stretch marks during pregnancy.

Deep cleansing - If you have especially problematic skin, try a deep cleansing treatment. This generally includes exfoliation, extraction of blemishes and massage, followed by a healing mask and moisturizer.

At-home option: To battle your blemishes, The Spoiled Mama's Rehab serum can help clear your pregnancy acne. The spot treatment is wonderful for moms who are eager for a quick transformation.


  • Tell your aesthetician you're pregnant and walk through the treatment menu with her. She should be able to answer any concerns you have and can create a custom facial treatment for you.
  • If you're suffering from morning sickness, take it easy on aromatherapy treatments, which may exasperate any smell sensitivities you have.
  • Avoid harsh chemical facials, microdermabrasion, and peels.
  • Pregnancy skin can be especially sensitive, so be vocal if something hurts, feels too hot, etc.
  • Call ahead to make sure the treatment features pregnancy safe skin care. The ingredients should be toxin-free, and safe for you & baby!

Have you had a facial during your pregnancy? Which treatments are your fave? Let us know below!

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