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Wednesday, 8 July 2015

New Mummy Skin Care

Since baby Sophie was born I have changed my body care regime quite considerably as my skin needs and time available has changed a bit.

It's not just new mums who need to grab a super quick shower in the morning and I'm loving shower products that multi task. I'm currently using Dove Gentle Exfoliating Nourishing Body Wash (£2.55 Tesco) which as a everyday exfoliator is perfect as I haven't so far been managing to do my weekly deep body scrub I used to. It also moisturises so if I don't have time to put on body cream it's not the end of the world. 

To try and combat my post baby tummy I've been using Mustela Body Reconstructing Gel (£16.95 The Garden Pharmacy) in the mornings and some evenings when I remember(!) This gel helps tighten and firm this previously stretch skin and although I'm not back to pre baby taughtness I've seen an improvement in elasticity and tone in the last 11 weeks. 

I've noticed my skin has been more sensitive so I've ditched my highly fragranced body lotions, instead opting for Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion (£7.65 Boots) which contains oatmeal which helps sooth irritated skin and locks in moisture. On my hands which have been super dry from the increased hand washing I've been popping on SBC Cotton hand and body cream (£22 QVC) which is really mild and doesn't irritate my grumpy skin around my wrists. To moisturise on the go, I've been keeping cute pots of Steam Cream (£13.95 Look Fantastic) in my bag that I can lather on when needed. I love this bright pink floral tin and there are so many patterns to choose from.

During my pregnancy I became bath-obsessed having one pretty much every evening. Although I'm not having them at this frequency, when I've taken a soak I've been adding a splash of Neil's Yard Mother's Bath Oil (£15 John Lewis) which smells amazing and really helps me unwind, relax and makes my skin feel super soft and smooth afterwards. I'm also loving Clarins Relax Bath & Shower Concentrate (£20 House of Fraser) which smells dreamy.

I hope you find these products useful and if anyone has any recommendations I'd love to hear about them!

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