We all know that during pregnancy your body goes through a lot of changes and your skin is no exception. The increased blood flow and changes in hormone levels can give you radiant and dewy skin, but unfortunately, not everyone experiences the pregnancy glow. Most of us end up with skin issues we’ve never had before. The skin experts at Annapolis VIO Med Spa have products and treatments that are safe for Mom and Baby.
Christa Nairn is one of VIO Med Spa’s Aesthetic Nurse Injectors, a mom of two, expecting twins in August AND just got accepted into Nurse Practitioner School!
As a mom + skincare expert, it’s safe to say she’s perfected navigating skin care during pregnancy.
Christa is always learning and staying on top of all new advancements in aesthetics so she can provide the best care for her patients.
“Using medical grade skincare is so important to keep your skin barrier intact and allow your skin to handle the hormone changes that occur during pregnancy,” Christa told me.
Christa’s favorite skincare products to use during pregnancy are:
- ZO Skin Health Gentle Cleanser
- ZO Exfoliating Polish
- ZO Calming Toner
- Alastin HA Immerse
- ZO Daily Power Defense
- ZO Enzymatic Peel (retinol alternative since retinoids are not considered pregnancy-safe)
- Alastin Hydratint SPF
For the ladies who suffer from melasma during pregnancy, she recommends ZO 10% Vitamin C.
A hidden gem that Christa found to prevent stretch marks on her belly (currently pregnant with twins and no stretch marks in sight!!!) is Alastin Repair and Reform.
It’s not only important to be cautious about what you put in your body but also what you put on it. The V/O Med Spa team can help keep your skin looking and feeling its best throughout your pregnancy & breastfeeding journey.
Annapolis VIO Med Spa’s recommendations follow the same guidelines as The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and advise you to discuss any skincare treatments with your doctor. Begin your journey to healthy skin during your pregnancy by scheduling a skin consultation.
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Annapolis, MD 21401
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