A pregnant belly and a lash lift… what’s the connection?
Ladies, if you want those lashes to look thick, long and beautiful during pregnancy then go ahead and get that lash lift kit. In my expert opinion and with all the research I have done, there’s no harm getting a DIY lash lift while you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
In case you are still a bit skeptical, keep reading to find the answers.
According to a study published in the journal of College of Family Physicians of Canada, excluding tretinoin (has controversial evidence) and hydroquinone (has a high absorption rate), most of the ingredients in beauty and skin care products are safe for pregnant women.
Now that I have got your attention with information backed by a study, let’s talk about beauty treatments for pregnant women in general:
When it comes to beauty treatments with creams that get absorbed by your skin, there are a few things you need to worry about.
When you eat something, some of the nutrients are absorbed by the fetus. Similarly, when you apply creams on your face or anywhere else on your body, your skin absorbs the chemicals, which also reach the fetus.
Since you and your baby are one, the chemicals enter the bloodstream and travel to the fetus. They might cause harm to the body, which in turns puts you in danger. Following are a few beauty treatments 101 for pregnant women:
From the day you learn you are pregnant, you will see various changes in your body. From weight gain to fluid retention, sensory changes, breast changes, nail and hair changes and, in some cases, hyperpigmentation, these bodily changes might continue for one year after delivery.
The physiological and hormonal changes that take place during pregnancy affect every woman differently. The dramatic and sudden increase in progesterone and estrogen lead to growth and loss of many things. One of the most obvious changes is the mood. You might find yourself crying at commercials or for no reason at all. These are the negative aspects of pregnancy.
The pregnancy “glow” is what women enjoy the most as it clears up their skin, makes nails stronger, and more. Since your body is now lifting the weight of another person, your biology changes a bit to make your body stronger.
During and after pregnancy, the changes your body goes through are divided into two categories. The first one is permanent, which includes scars, stretch marks and cervical changes. The second one is temporary, which includes nails, hair and skin.
Coming to your eyelashes, there are 50% chances a lash lift will go perfectly well and last for 8 weeks, and 50% chances your hair will grow back quickly.
Did you know that new lashes grow after every 6 to 8 weeks? Combined with the prenatal vitamins and dietary changes, chances are your body will experience a growth spurt, especially in the hair department on your skin such as your legs, arms and face.
However, due to the hormonal changes during pregnancy and breastfeeding, it’s possible that your lashes might grow fast. This does not mean that you do another lash lift before the 8 weeks are up. Using too much glue on your lashes can make them brittle and lose their strength.
If your family has a history of alopecia then it’s possible that you might experience eyelash fall during pregnancy. In this case, do not do a DIY lash lift without consulting a doctor first.
In my previous blog “A Complete Guide on How to Lash Lift at Home,” I explained in detail how a lash lift kit works. The process is quite simple and non-invasive. Compared to lash extensions, this procedure can be done in a matter of minutes and if you want to go all out, you can add a lash tint in too.
As mentioned earlier, your body absorbs chemicals that come in contact with your skin. During a lash lift, the creams are applied to your eyelash with a pad underneath, which minimizes skin contact. Once the lash lift wears off, you can do another right after.
Doctors don’t recommend getting any kind of beauty treatment done in the first trimester. Since your body has just started to go through changes, it’s possible that you might develop some kind of allergic reactions. In this case, no matter how mild the creams are, you never know what will happen to your skin.
And since you can’t take antihistamines during this time, it’s better to wait a while before doing a DIY lash lift.
The final verdict is, “Yes, you can do a DIY lash lift during pregnancy and breastfeeding!” The hormonal changes while pregnant might not make your eyelash look as sleek and smooth as it would on usual days but it will do the trick.
One thing you need to remember is that after pregnancy, your body will get back to normal. So, don’t worry about seeing these changes on a permanent basis.
If you are looking for a safe lash lift kit which you can easily use at home, then visit the website Nicky Lashes. Their Home Edition Kit offers a quick way of getting beautiful lashes, free of any chemicals.