10 of the best body products for new mums
Being a new mum is quite an experience. You have a tiny person that depends on you and takes up most, if not all of your time. That means there’s very little time left to look after you and your body. During your pregnancy you were probably loaded with helpful tips on how to prevent stretch marks and deal with your changing body, but what you need once bub has arrived is product to help with any post-baby body issues and make your grooming quick and easy. Find out which products you should be using… Elemis Japanese Camelia Oil Blend Victoria Beckham took to Twitter to tell the world that this nourishing oil was her go-to pregnancy product. “Pregnancy tip!!!! I have used this through every pregnancy, it’s amazing!! X VB” Thanks Vic, if it will make us look anything like you after four kids, we’ll take ten! Bio Oil “After a horrible puberty growth spurt I got terrible raised stretch marks on my boobs and hips. After 6 months of daily bio oil, there are no marks on my boobs and the ones on my hips are barely visible. Also used and loved by my sister during pregnancy!” - emlovescoffee Aveeno Skin Relief Fragrance Free Moisturising Lotion “Dryness is quite common in pregnant women. This is often related to over- washing or cleansing the skin or hormonal changes during the pregnancy. To try and prevent dryness, women should take quick, cool showers and use a general moisturiser after the shower.” - Dr Claude Saliou, Research Director, Johnson & Johnson TriShave 3in1 Shave Crème For Women “Ever since using this shaving gel on my legs and underarms I have not experienced any rash and my ingrowns have minimised. The cream is rich and creamy but does not lather which doesn't concern me at all. My razor slides easily over my skin and I find my skin is left feeling very soft and comfortable after shaving.” - Roxymisha Burt’s Bees Peppermint Foot Lotion “Every time I want to pamper myself or have sore feet, I love massaging this into my feet. I love the scent and also the cool menthol sensation, I could feel it especially in between my fingers while I applied it.” – Marshmello brain NIVEA In-Shower Body Lotion Mums with new bubs need products that will assist in cutting down their grooming time. When moisturising your body seems like too much hard work between resting and tending to your bub, it pays to be able to moisturise your skin while you shower. This innovative in-shower moisturiser contains sea minerals that leave your skin feeling soft and hydrated both instantly and over time. BioElixia® BodyShaper Stretch Mark Diminishing Crème If your pregnancy stretch marks are becoming a pain in your side, it pays to begin targeting them with a powerful cream that’s designed to fade them, while improving skin texture and tone. The inclusion of retinol means that the appearance of stretch marks and fine lines are greatly reduced. Ultraceuticals SunActive SPF50+ Body Lotion If, in a bid to get your pre-baby body back, you’re enjoying a fair amount of walks with your pram in tow, it’s important to ensure your skin is protected from the sun. This SPF50+ protection sunscreen provides you with the highest UV protection, while using an antioxidant complex to protect your skin from environmental damage, too. philosophy amazing grace firming body emulsion If your body is in need of a little firming and toning, this nourishing body cream (which is enriched with vitamins C and E) will help to stabilise the moisture level of dry skin while helping to make it look firm and toned. Bondi Sands Gradual Tanning Milk They say a tan can make everything look better, so battle any new mum body issues with a lathering of a light faux glow that will make you look radiant and sun kissed. This gradual tan provides a natural-looking, long-lasting hue while nourishing your skin with antioxidants, aloe vera and vitamin E. Which product would you most like to try and why? What is your multi-tasking must-have? Did/do you have a favourite beauty product for when your children were babies?
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