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Top tips to being a Yummy Mummy with Minimal Effort
12:13pm Friday 25th October 2013 in Leisure latest news
Being a mother to three girls, I know how difficult it can be to keep up with basic grooming during pregnancy and after your little bundle has arrived, writes highly-experienced facial therapist and founder of Bravura London Amanda Elias.
Here are my top tips to be a yummy mummy with minimal effort:
Cleansing if you use a cleansing wash then you may want to swap to a creamy cleanser. When I’m tired the last thing I want to do is wash my face; massaging a creamy cleanser onto the face and removing with a warm flannel is quicker and easier for us time-stricken mums.
Tanning Just because you’re pregnant or have a new baby that doesn’t mean you have to give up things like fake tan. Tans such as Cocoa Brown 1 HOUR TAN (www.feelunique.com/cocoabrown) are quick for applying in between feeds.
Teeth You get free dental treatment during pregnancy and for a year after your baby has been born, so if you haven’t been to the dentist in a while, now is the time to go!
Stretch marks Your skin is going to stretch throughout pregnancy and it can get very itchy. Mama Mio Tummy Rub Oil is great stuff on stretch marks and smells amazing! I also liked their Lucky Legs cooling serum.
Acne If you suffer with breakouts you need to be careful with the products you use during pregnancy. Many acne preparation products use salicylic acid which should be avoided so opt for an alternative.
Skin You may notice some dark or yellow patches appearing on the skin during pregnancy. This is called chloasma and is caused by the change in your hormones. While it’s not harmful and fades post-natal, it can be unsightly. Use a glycolic acid based product to help this fading. The sun will make the patches go darker, so always make sure you use a high SPF and re-apply regularly.
Hair The last thing you want to do is sit and straighten or curl your hair when tiredness takes over - that’s where Sleep-In Rollers were my saviours.
Wellbeing Hormones and lack of sleep can make us very teary and emotional. A simple manicure can do wonders, or how about a pedicure if you can’t reach your feet?
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