While you are absolutely awestruck looking at the glowing skin and the lovely locks, you suddenly discover thick lining of hair on your upper lip. Well, thank your hormones for the beautiful glow and you may also curse it for the increased hair in different parts of your body.
The hormonal surge has increased blood flow, which in turn has increased hair growth on your face and body. The good news is this extra fuzz would not be there for the rest of your life. Your unwanted hair here and there shall be gone once you have delivered your baby. In case you are keen on getting rid of the extra hair, you should be aware of the safe and simple measures.
As per some customs and traditions in few Indian households threading and tweezing is not allowed during pregnancy. But you must also consult your doctor before you try doing anything for removing your unwanted hair during pregnancy.
Threading and Tweezing
Tweezing and threading is the best choice when you want to shape your eyebrows, remove the hair from your upper lips. Tweezing can be done at home and compared to it threading is a much traditional process that must be done by a professional. Threading is a natural process that does not require any medical processes or chemicals and this is what makes it a safe process in pregnancy.
Benefits of Threading
There are all time benefits of threading. Here we shall discuss the benefits you can enjoy during pregnancy. Take a look below:
It is certainly a wonderful solution for those with sensitive skin. Unlike waxing that fails to remove the hair from your skin surface, threading can bring all the unwanted hair without causing any irritation or redness.
If you are trying to get your eyebrows done, threading is probably the best solution that shall help you get the desired shape. You can expect well defined edges and clean shape with threading.
You are not using any sorts of wastes or chemicals while threading. Thus, you need not worry about side effects caused by use of chemicals while threading.
Effects of Threading
Since you should be extra careful in pregnancy, here are some side effects of threading that you must be aware of. Take a look and stay informed:
You must stop threading when you notice irritation or redness. Even though such irritations last for a short while you can press cold packs to soothe your irritation. However, make sure to get in touch with your doctor if the irritations persist or in case the condition gets worse.
When it comes to the aspect of pain, it is completely subjective. Also, the skill of the technician is involved here. So, if you feel it is too uncomfortable, or the pain gets unbearable you may stay away from threading.
Disadvantages of Threading
Apart from the many advantages discussed throughout the article, there are certain disadvantages as well that you need to be aware of. Read along:
It is not a permanent method of hair removal. Also, it might not always be possible for you to get a skilled threading practitioner.
Threading has side effects such as folliculitis that is a kind of bacterial infection. This results in changes in pigmentation and skin reddening.
Threading is applicable only on the flat surfaces. Thus, you cannot opt for threading in areas like knees or bikini line.
You must not opt for the procedure when you are suffering from acne. You may end up with an acne rupture in such a case.
You shall stop threading altogether if such conditions persist in pregnancy. Seek medical advice and stay safe.
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