Being my first day of the Easter holidays which is going to to roll into my maternity leave, I thought it was apt to blog about one of the mummy-to-be beauty brands I've been using over the past few months.
I’d never tried Mio skincare which is know for their skin firming, cellulite control and workout skincare, but I was keen to try out their prengancy skincare range. Obviously during pregnancy the skin on your stomach has to stretch, which you really can’t do anything about, but to try and combat the assosiated stretch marks, I’ve been layering on all sorts of body oil over my tummy since early pregnancy.
The Tummy Rub Oil from Mama Mio (£27/120ml John Lewis) is packed full of Omega 3,6 and 9 oils which help strengthen the skin and prevent the college and elastin fibres from giving way, which cause those pesky red lines. During pregnancy the baby raids your stores of these fatty acids from your skin, eyes, brain and nervous system so your skin, being at the bottom of the list is the first to be stripped. So lather this oil on to the skin quick! The fragrance of all of the do-good oils smells very natural but isn’t as spa-esk as I was hoping, but things that do you good don’t always smell dreamy I suppose. It is soaked up by the skin really quickly, so your not left feeling greasy at all, and use all over your torso, tummy and thighs which are the danger zones. So far I haven’t got any stretch marks from pregnancy (although I got them in my teens) but I’ve still got 4 weeks of expanding to go….
Another part of your body that expands during pregnancy are your boobs and the skin is much less elastic in this region. Pregnancy Boob Tube (£29.50/100ml SpaceNK) cream is again full of Omega Oils to help strengthen, elasticise and hydrate the skin and other ingredients to help with firmness and prevent sagging (nice!)
For all the other areas of my body, I’ve been slathering on Megamama (£24.50/150ml Jojo Maman Babe) cream which again contains lots of strengthening Omega Oils but also contains pumpkin seed oil to help relive aching muscles (although sadly this isn’t a magic cure for all the random aches and pains of the 3rd trimester) and a multi-fruit blend to combat hyper skin pigmentation. Although these products aren’t super bargains, the Tummy Rub Oil and Pregnancy Boob Tube do last a long time - my Megamama has sadly just run out as you do tend to use much more of it.