Pregnancy Pamper

Spring is the season of new beginnings, when fresh buds come into bloom and animals awaken from their winter slumber – well, in some parts of Australia. Spring signifies new life and growth so it’s a fitting time to turn our focus to mothers-to-be. Women experience a variety of changes in their bodies throughout the term of their pregnancies, which at times can be overwhelming. Here are some ways you can pamper yourself and maintain that ‘pregnancy glow’.

Sensational Skin

Hormonal changes during pregnancy impact the skin in various ways, from rashes, to redness, acne, stretch marks and discoloration. Taking a few moments to look after you skin can make a difference. Your skin needs will change between trimesters, so here are a few tips:

  • Use ‘noncomedogenic’ or ‘unscented’ makeup or skin-care products
  • Stick to short showers. Bathing too much could be stripping the moisture from your skin
  • However, soaking in a bath is okay if it is lukewarm with added moisturising elements. Keep in mind many essential oils are unsafe for pregnant women to use because they’re so highly concentrated. Oatmeal is safe and effective – just pop some oats into a stocking and dangle it in the bath

Product Recommendation:
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser

Get Off Your Feet

With weight gain during pregnancy your feet will suffer a little more that usual. Some women will experience swelling. Even though there are a million things you will want to get done before your baby arrives, resting and putting your feet up will do wonders.

  • Sitting all the time is not good for your circulation. The same goes for standing all the time
  • Elevate your feet for a while, especially at the end of the day. It can help drain away the fluid that has been pooling in your legs during the day
  • Get a massage There are specific massages available as well that consider your pregnancy.

Product Recommendation:
Redwin Coconut Body Oil 125mL

Tame Your Claws

Before having your baby, it is a good idea to shorten your nails to avoid accidentally scratching your newborn’s delicate skin. It’s a great excuse to go out to a salon and get a manicure. If your swelling belly is preventing you from reaching your feet, it might be a good idea to get a pedicure as well!  

However, if you can’t get out to a salon you can soak your nails, trim and polish them at home with the help of a friend to get to your toes.

Product Recommendations:
MediChoice Epsom Salt 1kg
Sally Hansen Good. Kind. Pure Nail Polish.