“Is it safe for me to have a manicure?” a pregnant customer asked me. In fact, I’ve received many similar questions while working at 1143 nails. The answer for this is – it’s okay for moms-to-be to get the nail service during their pregnancy. However, sitting in the environment full of acrylic chemicals for a long hour is totally not good for the baby in your womb.
Many studies proved that one of reasons leading to miscarriage is from some of chemicals used in nail salons. For this safety concern, just visit our high-end salon. We do have a chemical-free nail service at 1143 nails where the pregnant women can enjoy the traditional care pack for both manicure and pedicure. Still, there is one thing you should be cautious – make sure the manicurist doesn’t remove your cuticles and calluses. If they do, the chance of you getting skin infection will increase. Here’s what you need to know about nails caring during your pregnancy.
- Visit a salon and observe their cleaning process. Check if the bowls and instruments being used have been cleaned
- Ask the salon about sterilizing nail instruments
- Don’t mind asking the manicurist to change your sit to a spot near windows if you are pregnant
- Cancel the manicure if you have any open wound on your hands or feet, as microorganisms, through wounds, can enter your body.
- Avoid getting hand, leg or foot massages during the pregnancy
- Be cautious with polish remover; as a result, you can ask for non-acetone removers at 1143 nails
Whether you visit our 1143 nails salon or other shops, the above tips should be followed for safety.
Nail Polish and Pregnancy
“Can I use nail polish while being pregnant?” another interesting question I got from my familiar client who just stops off at our salon after got a spiritual reading of when will I be pregnant prediction. According to some beauty bloggers for mamas, you are free to paint your nails. Particularly, the nail polish is safe to use during the pregnant period. However, some experts have opposite opinions – they think nail polishes otherwise is harmful to one’s fetus. They believe toxic chemicals, such as toluene and formaldehyde, contained in nail polishes can cause hormone or breathing problems in the fetus.
To feel more secure, then I suggest you to use nontoxic nail polishes. Consider good brands you can trust like Suncoat, Scotch Naturals, Honeybee Gardens, Piggy Paint and Acquarella – all are available at 1143 nails. In case you want 100% safety, the only way is to stop painting your nails completely.
During pregnancy, getting your nails done is basically up to you. For this beauty treatment, you can either have manicures and pedicures now with a cautious approach or wait until the second trimester. Ask your doctor for necessary advice!