WEB EXCLUSIVE: Exfoliation Populations

Pregnant Client

Therapeutic Approach: Skin can become overly sensitive due to hormonal changes associated with pregnancy. These clients should check with their doctors prior to using any new treatment or product.
In-Spa Treatment: Some practitioners recommend herbal treatments only. Don’t multilayer and don’t try to brighten; pregnant women must be careful with chemical ingredients because they could enter the blood stream and reach the fetus. Chemical peels and layered exfoliants should be avoided during pregnancy.
Home-care Prescription: Lactic acid is, some feel, the only chemical exfoliant appropriate for pregnant clients.

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