Is it possible to wax when pregnant? Yes, it can. However, it is better to choose the cold type
Waxing in pregnancy
How does the hair removal in pregnancy? Is it possible to wax? Hot? Cold? And the electric epilator? The depilatory cream? The razor?
Waxing can also be done during pregnancy, but it is better to choose the cold type, since it involves a tear which, combined with heat, can traumatize the capillaries and cause telangiectasias, ie small dilated blood vessels.
“A problem favored by pregnancy itself, when hormones act at the level of the vessels and cause greater capillary suffering “, says Angelo Marzano, Medical Director at the Dermatological Clinic of the University of Milan.”No problem instead of using the electric epilator, which pulls out the hair in a similar way to waxing “.
Does it also wax on the belly?
Choosing the right wax – perhaps specific for sensitive skin – waxing can also be done on the belly, because the child does not feel the tear (and not even the pain of the tear, lucky him!). However, consider that this is a temporary blemish, because after childbirth the hair on the belly falls by itself.
The razor, an excellent alternative
An excellent alternative to waxing in this period is the razor, which does not use chemicals or traumatize the capillaries, just be careful not to cut yourself in an attempt to depilate areas that have become difficult to reach with the belly.
Recommendations for use? Always pass the razor very carefully, use disposable blades to avoid bacterial contamination and after shaving apply a dermatological emollient cream.
Depilatory creams: better not
“It is better to avoid depilatory creams during pregnancy, which can have irritating and allergenic effects, even if up to now they have not caused us any problems” concludes the dermatologist.