Five fantastic products that kept my skin glowing during pregnancy
They say that being pregnant gives your skin a natural glow.
My skin went the opposite direction however and for the longest time, it was a game of trial and error with skin products.
I've found a lot of mums have the same problem and if keeping your skin hydrated during pregnancy is causing you hassle, you might be interested in my top-to-toe pregnancy skincare saviours.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gelee Milk
This stuff was an absolute lifesaver in my first trimester.
I’ve always been prone to getting a little bit of dry skin around my T-zone but during my first few weeks of pregnancy, it felt like my entire face was going to fall off. The Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gelee Milk (€10.99) was the only thing that worked and now almost a year after giving birth it is still one of my go-to products.
Human + Kind Family Remedy Cream
Made right here in Ireland, Human + Kind Family Remedy Cream is your one-stop-shop for everything from stretch marks to burns.
I gave myself a bad scald a couple of weeks ago when the handle came off my mug of hot chocolate so I went straight for the Remedy Cream (€19.95). I found it great for dulling the sting and within a few days of continual use the burn healed perfectly without leaving a mark. It also smells amazing so I loved using it on my stretch marks during my pregnancy.
TanOrganic Dry Oil
I used to love watching my aunts use all their lotions and potions at their vanity tables growing up and one thing that was always present was oil. Seeing as they all still have amazing skin, I was keen to try TanOrganic Dry Oil (€24.99).
It smells fresh and natural, even my husband who usually hates the smell of beauty products really likes it and it can be used in a variety of different ways. During my pregnancy, I mostly used it on my stomach and my hair to add back the moisture and shine that the pregnancy hormones have taken out.
Dr Paw Paw Lip Balm
Here’s another skin saver to stick in the hospital bag. Let's face it, nothing dries out your lips quite like the central heating in a hospital.
Dr Paw Paw Balm (€8.99) is my favourite lip product by far. One reason I loved it when I was pregnant was that it didn't have a strong taste and so, I didn't have to worry about it setting off my morning sickness.
Cien Foot Cream
There’s nothing like pregnancy to make you wish that your feet were detachable. That’s where Cien Foot Cream comes to the rescue.
I managed to wrangle my son into helping me apply this by turning it into a game. Unfortunately, he got a bit too enthusiastic and I got through a whole tube within a couple of uses but at only €2.99 I was able to buy a couple more without breaking the bank.
This soothing product was such a treat for my feet after a long day of being pregnant and I would recommend any mama-to-be to give it a go.