Whilst my bump has been growing and stretching, there have been a few essential products that I have been relying on lately that I have really enjoyed using and have proven to be very effective.
As soon as I found out I was pregnant, I have been slathering on the creams and oils to my belly. As someone who is prone to stretch marks, it is important to me to be as preventative as possible. I know they are mostly genetic, however I want to try and minimize the risk of getting any more as much as possible. I have used a few different creams and oil, but the product I have been loving using and have recently repurchased is the Pai Pomegranate & Pumpkin Seed Stretch Mark System. This consists of a hydrating cream that you use in the morning and a replenishing oil that you use at night. Both products are Omega-rich which nourishes the skin promoting elasticity and minimizes tearing. I will do a full review of this after my pregnancy to report its full effects, but up to now at 31 weeks pregnant I have had no new stretch marks develop and have not experienced any itchy skin. I feel like the products I am rubbing into my bump are of good quality and helping to nourish and condition the skin, leaving it soft and smooth.
The next product that I am using as a preventative measure is the Mama Mio Pregnancy Boob Tube. This cream fights against saggy skin by providing antioxidants and omega-rich oils to strengthen and prevent wrinkles. It has definitely helped smooth the skin on my chest, so that it appears firmer and tighter and I shall continue using this until after I finish breastfeeding to help minimize sagging and wrinkling, in the hope of keeping things as perky as possible! The skin on the chest is a quite fragile and not very elastic, so I think it is important to give it all the help it needs. I didn’t do this with my first pregnancy and definitely think using this cream is beneficial.
Finally, I have been using a moisturizing shower cream to keep my skin as hydrated as possible. I have used various different brands, but the one I am currently loving is the Sanctuary Mum To Be 2-in-1 Moisturising Shower Cream that my lovely friend bought me for my baby shower. This is an ultra creamy wash that feels so indulgent on the skin, leaving it soft and moisturized. It also smells gorgeous too!
Are you pregnant? What are your favorite pregnancy body essentials?
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