Mum to be and new mamas are most of the time preoccupied with things baby! With a new baby routine some of our lifetime favorite beauty rituals often get lost in the shuffle. But making time for beauty also means taking time for self-care. Time is one thing new mummies, or mums in general, don’t have a whole lot of. When it comes to beauty and hygiene products, new moms need their results in no time! Here are ten post-pregnancy products and apps that have immediate results and will work wonders!
This sublimely aromatic formulation is expertly crafted with over 30 essential and cold-pressed botanical oils, including antioxidant-rich raspberry seed oil, and Alaria esculenta extract, which is known to boost the synthesis of collagen, preserving skin’s elasticity. Olverum Body Oil leaves your skin feeling smooth, plumped and rejuvenated. Perfect to prevent stretch marks!
RRP: from £40.00 available online from their website.
Who never experience hair loss following a pregnancy?
Monat Rejuvenique Oil Intensive, nourish and energize your scalp with an invigorating blend of 13+ Natural Plant and Essential Oils, including coconut oil to stimulate hair growth deep into the follicles, rich in omega fatty acids, antioxidants and nutrients highly compatible with the skin and hair. This unique, proprietary formula helps repair and protect against oxidative stress and adding body. As a result, the hair looks instantly healthier with long-lasting shine.
RRP: from £85.00 available online from their website
100% natural, vegan, fragrance free, and made with certified organic ingredients, this heroic balm is the one of the very few lanolin-free nipple balms available. Nipple SOS is packed full of moisture-boosting edible ingredients cocoa and mango butters, expertly blended with tropical fruit oils – castor, coconut, and camellia oils to soothe and renew dry nipples and skin – it’s a breastfeeding mother’s essential. Apply liberally to nipples, or on any dry areas, before or after feeding. Entirely safe for both mother and baby – no need to remove before breastfeeding.
RRP: from £19.00 available online from their website.
Evolve Skin Saviour Body Oil is perfect for new mums and for taking care of your skin
during pregnancy. The 100% natural formula is a regenerative and nourishing body oil which helps to improve the appearance of scars and promote healing. Simply massage onto the skin, paying particular attention to areas prone to scars and stretch marks.
RRP: from £22.00 available online from their website.
Keep your skin hydrated during and after pregnancy with UXB shower cream which moisturise the skin straight from the shower leaving it soft and hydrated. Just apply the cream after your shower, leave for a moment and then rinse off excess lotion. Rose hip; comfrey non-foaming shower cream is perfect for sensitive skin. We’ve packed it with oils that are kind to fragile skin that can be lacking in moisture and nutrients.
RRP: from £8.00 available online from their website.
VOYA’s ultra-nourishing and cocooning is the solution to support you through your pregnancy and beyond. Enhanced with the finest Jojoba and Cacay Seed oils this certified organic and hydrating body oil will gorge the skin with Vitamin E and leave it soft, supple and silky. Combining hand- harvested Fucus Serratus seaweed extract with Golden Seaweed Extract, this unique formulation will assist in promoting the development of Collagen, helping to strengthen the skin and minimise stretch marks.
RRP: from £35.50.00 available online from their website.
Acne is a very common skin condition, that tends to form on the face, and one that can be particularly problematic for pregnant women and new mums.
Dr Rishika Sinha, Consultant Dermatologist at The Private Clinic of Harley Street says, “Many women suffer from acne during pregnancy and post pregnancy. Women will find that it often occurs during the six- week period when there is a surge in the hormone progesterone. This causes the glands to produce more sebum (oil secretion) and this can sometimes clog up pores and encourage bacteria, leading to inflammation and acne. The best option is to continue to thoroughly cleanse your face with a mild cleanser morning and night during your pregnancy, as well as washing hair, pillows and towels regularly. When you need to amp up your anti-acne routine in pregnancy, glycolic acid (an alpha hydroxyacid) is safe for evening out skin. It removes dead skin and oil buildup and decreases bacteria, which in turn can help clear up skin.”
Caudalie Glycolic Peel Mask is a twice-weekly, 10-minute treatment that can be used on all skin types. If you have sensitive skin, patch-test a little bit in an inconspicuous area first to make sure you don’t develop a reaction.
RRP: from £22.00 available online from their website
8. Burt’s Bees Mama Bee Leg and Foot Creme
Grab your partner or a friend, a tube of this foot cream and and treat your tired tootsies with a rubdown. The peppermint oil goes on cool and tingly to refresh and soothe your feet and calves, while the rosemary extract promotes circulation to relieve soreness and swelling. Apply it before bedtime so it has time to soak in and work its magic. The cream is 99.9 percent natural and contains no phthalates, parabens, petrolatum or SLS.
RRP: from £12.99 available online on John Lewis website.
Natalia Prenatal Massage Oil is especially blended for pregnancy and made from 100 percent organic ingredients. Healing and nourishing sunflower oil is expertly blended with soothing French lavender oils to create a light, easily absorbed massage oil for pregnancy which is perfectly matched for your delicate skin.
RRP: from £9.50 from their website.
10. Feel Good Yoga app
Movement for Modern Life have just launched the app Feel Good Yoga; series of exercises for new mums. Get your yoga classes straight into your home and build up your strength through time efficient exercises that are restful and strong. The app offers a nice range of 14 videos within the series, which include a mixture of styles such as Forest, Hatha, Vinyasa or Restorative Yoga, focusing on strengthening upper back, legs and each part of your body depending on your need.
You can download the app here.