Going through pregnancy can be one of the most exhilarating and tiring experiences your body goes through. Your skin stretches, changes, adjusts and exhibits incredible strength over 9 months. Taking care of your body, skin and overall well-being is essential to helping you stay happy and healthy during your pregnancy.
We have selected our top beauty products for mums to be along with some top tips from our Pharmacist Hira.
These products will help your body and skin adjust to the changes that can occur. Each product is safe to use for you and your bump, so you can be assured you are not only aiding your own well-being, but your baby is safe too.
Products To Keep Glowing During Your Pregnancy
Pregnancy can be one of the happiest and most challenging times of your life as you go through emotional and hormonal changes. Rest assured though that LOOKFANTASTIC has everything you need to help you relax during your pregnancy, stay comfortable and keep your skin healthy and nourished.
Cowshed Mother To Be Set
The Cowshed Mother To Be Set is the perfect gift for new and expectant mothers. Designed for the perfect pamper session, the set unites the brand's shower gel for mums and best-selling stretch mark oil. Fuelled by a botanical blend, this beautifully wrapped set cares for her body as nature intended.
Mio Liquid Yoga Spray
Hot flushes, tiredness and nausea can all prevent us feeling and looking our best. The Mio Liquid Yoga Spray combines a mix of pure essentials oils of Lavender and Chamomile to help with stress relief and easing feelings of anxiousness. You can use Liquid Yoga as a room spray, or apply to your pillow or pulse points.
Little Butterfly London Blossoms in Spring Illuminating Day Cream
Revitalise dry skin with the pregnancy-safe, Little Butterfly London Blossoms in Spring Illuminating Day Cream. Fuelled by all-natural ingredients, this organic-certified formula is safe to use through pregnancy and breastfeeding. Precious oils of Borage, Peach, Cucumber and Papaya Seed nourish the skin while Vitamin C-rich Acai Berries provide antioxidant protection.
Burt's Bees Mama Bee Belly Butter
Keep your skin smooth and soft during your nine month stretch with Burt's Bees Mama Bee Belly Butter. Specially formulated to help with the stretch, this nourishing formula helps the skin retain moisture and elasticity during pregnancy. What's more, the butter can be used to help you and your newborn baby bond. Take the time each day to massage it into your stomach, and even sing if you feel like it!
Cowshed Mother Stretch Mark Balm
Stretch marks are a very common side effect of pregnancy and are caused by collagen in the skin stretching beyond its elasticity limit. They usually occur in the later stages of pregnancy as the stomach begins to rapidly expand for your growing baby. The Cowshed Mother Stretch Mark Balm is designed to prevent unwanted stretch marks and contains a plethora of natural conditioning ingredients such as Sea Buckthorn Oil, Coconut Oil, Shea Butter and Vitamin E. These help to improve both the appearance of stretch marks and reduce skin tearing.
3 Top Tips from Hira, our Pharmacist
Follow these top tips from our own in-house Pharmacist Hira to ensure that your skin, body and well-being are all taken care of during your pregnancy.
- Gentle exercise is great for keeping fit and healthy throughout your pregnancy. It not only helps to maintain your weight but also helps you to relax, get in a routine and sleep better. Aim for at least 20-30 minutes daily and choose anything from walking and swimming to pilates, as they are all great activities.
- Take care of what you are eating. Choose foods high in vitamins, folate and minerals, such as fruit, vegetables and lentils. Another great food to include in your diet is lean protein, especially fish, which is high in omega 3 and known to help brain development.
- Listen to your body. This is the most important part of pregnancy as you will be aware of your body and the changes it is going through more than anyone else. Change your routine to make life easier for yourself and the baby. If anything doesn’t feel normal or is unexpected, then contact your doctor straight away.