What is the Pregnant Belly Facial and how does it work?This treatment is for the belly of expectant mothers. It uses gentle exfoliation and a high concentration of barrier repair oils to maximize skin strength, moisturize and increase elasticity to prevent stretch marks, and relieves dryness, discomfort and itchiness. Our luxurious facial beds completely contour to the shape of the body to relieve back pressure and pregnant women will find it’s the most comfortable laying position that they have had all throughout their pregnancy. At the conclusion of the service, an at-home skin maintenance plan is recommended to ensure the belly skin stays soft, moist and supple.
STEP 1: The treatment starts with a gentle skin brushing to loosen surface dry cells. This is the first step in improving the lipid barrier of the skin.
STEP 2: An application of a cranberry enzyme peel with exfoliating lactic and glycolic acids will remove surface dryness and prepare the skin to better absorb the ingredients to follow.
STEP 3: A warm cream-based mask (Pure Radiance Cream Mask with Spirulina added to it) is applied in a clockwise motion. Spirulina is a blue-green algae that is full of vitamins, minerals, proteins and carotenoids (a type of antioxidant). It contains vitamin E, beta-carotene, vitamin B complex, zinc, copper, iron, manganese and gamma linoleic (a type of essential fatty acid). Pure Radiance Cream Mask contains Cherry Pit Oil, an antioxidant hydrator, Shea Butter (which offers intensive moisturizer and nourishment), Grape Seed Oil, Borage Seed Oil and Rose Hips Seed Oil, which repairs dryness and leaves the skin silky and smooth. The mask is applied warm and left on the skin for 15 minutes to allow all the action ingredients to properly absorb.
STEP 4: The mask is removed with a warm towel and followed with an application of Pro Remedy Oil, which contains a perfect ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids, along with potent antioxidants. This is massaged into the belly to leave skin incredibly moist, supple and smooth.
NOTE: All the products used in this facial contain ingredients that are safe to use while pregnant.
Price: $95 for 30 minutes
This makes a great gift for expectant mothers!
“The Pregnant Belly Facial worked wonders for helping prevent dryness and stretch marks. I highly recommend it to all mommy-to-be’s.” – Nasiba Adilova, business development for Buro24/7, entrepreneur and contributing fashion editor to Paper City Magazine
Is the Pregnant Belly Facial recommended for any skin tone?
Yes, this treatment for the belly is safe for any skin tone. It delivers immediate results and leaves the skin on the belly clean, smooth, refreshed and hydrated.
How often should I come in for this treatment?
The Pregnant Belly Facial is recommended every 2 weeks after the first trimester.
How do I maintain the results of the Pregnant Belly Facial at home?
Moisturizing with topical creams, masks and oils that use lipid-rich ingredients, can help keep the moisture barrier of the skin strong, which will protect it from tears from belly expansion. If the moisture barrier is intact, the skin is better prepared to deal with the trauma of the skin stretching.
In small studies, there is data that shows that those who use cream to moisturize, not with a particular ingredient, but rather anyone who applies cream on a regular basis compared to those who did not use cream, get fewer stretch marks.
The Pro Remedy Oil can also be used in place of or mixed with a cream. Among its many benefits, it is excellent for use on a pregnant belly to prevent stretch marks.
“Obsessed with Pro Remedy Oil. It got me through my pregnancy with ZERO stretch marks!” -Actress Eva Amurri Martino
What can I do if I can’t make it to one of the Dallas, Texas spa locations?
If you live outside of the Dallas area and aren’t able to come in for a Pregnant Belly Facial, we definitely recommend seeing if there is a highly trained esthetician in your area who performs a similar treatment for pregnant bellies. Also, remember to consistently use creams and treatment oils to help aid in increasing the elasticity of the skin and to remedy any discomfort and itchiness.
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