Late nights, early mornings or very little sleep at all – if you’re already a Mum, you know the drill. The joyous ‘no sleep’ phase often comes with the territory, so if the bags under your eyes seem to be growing by the day, Peter Thomas Roth’s Hyularonic Cloud Hydra-Gel Eye Patches are just the ticket for worn out Mamas. Packed with soothing ingredients designed to hydrate, moisturise and instantly improve under-eye darkness, these magic little patches will help to de-puff in a flash. Our tip? Keep them in the fridge for an ultra cooling effect.
Is there anything this versatile little balm can’t do? Internationally acclaimed by beauty experts (and Mums alike) worldwide, this multi-tasking ointment can be used almost anywhere. Made from ultra medical grade lanolin that’s famous for its natural moisturising properties, use Lanolips on sore nipples, dry lips, chapped skin – the options are endless. And of course, it’s baby safe. You won’t know how you survived without it.
Another great product for all sleep deprived Mums out there, the Deep Sleep Pillow Spray by This Works sadly won’t guarantee hours of undisturbed rest if you have a little one in tow, but it does promise to help you wake feeling more refreshed. You’ll take anything at this point right?! Packed with 100% natural pure essential oils of lavender, vetivert and camomile, simply mist a few spritzes over your pillow right before you (attempt to) go to bed to help encourage better quality sleep.
The Mama Mio range has so many great pre and post-natal products to choose from that it was hard to pick a favourite (we encourage you to check out the rest of their range, asap) but their Tummy Rub Butter had to top our list. Expertly formulated with a host of hard working and clinically proven all-natural ingredients to protect growing bumps, this cream helps to prevent the appearance of stretch marks, increases elasticity and nourishes dry, itchy tummies. A must-have for all Mums-to-be.
Our Mums use it, we use it, pregnant or not Bio Oil is widely considered the holy grail of skincare, no matter what your age or skin type. And considering pregnancy can wreak havoc on your complexion, it’s a product you’ll want to have close to hand. Great if you’re nursing a scar from a C-section, looking to combat stretch marks, or simply want to improve ageing, uneven and dehydrated skin, use a little (or a lot) of this specialised formula every day from head to toe for visible results that actually last.
It’s a well known fact that hair may lose its luster after pregnancy, and hair loss is a common side effect to the hormonal changes that take place after birth. Though these changes are often temporary, investing in the right products is key. If you’re experiencing thinner hair post baby, the Hair Growth Serum by Grow Gorgeous is a great product to help kickstart the regrowth process and restore your locks to their former glory. Formulated with a unique complex of active ingredients, expect to see visible results in as little as 4 weeks.
6 of the best pre and post-natal products
The world of pregnancy can be a daunting one. You’ve just brought a baby into the world (!) so getting to grips with the changes your body goes through both before and after birth is bound to be a little tricky at times. Chances are there’s already a lot on your plate right now, so worrying about your skin and hair shouldn’t be a main contender. To celebrate Mothering Sunday, we’ve pulled together a list of soothing, pampering, and most importantly safe products for new and expectant Mums. Go ahead and treat yourself, or alternatively if you’re looking to celebrate a lady in your life that’s new to the baby game, look no further than this edit…
By Rebecca Hoffnung
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Hurrah, you’re pregnant! Once the elation and well-wishing has died down it’s time to face your (rapidly) changing body. As well as dealing with your expanding bump, swollen ankles, an aching back and sore, stretched ligaments (ouch) are just some of the ailments you may experience during the course of your pregnancy. The tricky part of course, is that unlike the aches and pains you might find yourself nursing after a rigorous workout, you’ll need to take a different approach when it comes to soothing your baby body. ‘Pregnancy massage is great for enhancing the whole experience for the mother-to-be.…Read more
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The long and short term effects of both invasive and non-invasive skin procedures can have a hugely positive effect on your complexion, but those who have had them will know that intensive clinical treatments can often initially leave skin feeling sensitive, irritated and weakened. From microdermabrasion to chemical peels and laser treatments, if you want to reap the full benefits of your facial, aftercare is key to help restore health, strength and balance back into stressed out skin. So if you’re on the hunt for some calming yet highly effective post-procedure products that will not only help speed up the…Read more