It can be tough for new mothers to find a moment to themselves. While getting a manicure or massage might be out of the question, there are plenty of ways to pamper yourself at home.
Walking around trying to sooth a crying newborn is bound to take its toll on both your energy levels and your feet. For any new yummy mummy desperate to relieve their tired tootsies, we have two recommendations. Burt’s Bees Mama Bee Leg and Foot Crème tackles aching muscles and is packed with peppermint oil and rosemary extract to give toes a lovely tingle while they are being nourished. Lotil’s foot cream is another rich moisturiser that helps to seal in moisture and soften tough, tired skin. This contains aloe vera, which is known to sooth and repair.
Lack of sleep is bound to affect your complexion too. Aveda’s Tourmaline range helps give post-pregnancy skin a much-needed boost by restoring radiance. The products reignite your inner glow using gemstone technology, as the power of energising pink crystal Tourmaline infuses skin with luminosity and sweeps away dull cells. Although you may not have time to sit around wearing the Tourmaline Charged Radiance Masque, you could give the Tourmaline Charged Exfoliating Cleanser or Radiance Fluid a try. Simply massage the cleanser onto wet skin, work into a lather and rinse to kickstart a healthy glow. The formula contains jojoba exfoliating beads to remove impurities and creamy mango butter to condition the complexion. Follow that with a few spots of concentrated serum-infused Radiance Fluid, which apparently reduces lines and wrinkles by an impressive 31%.
Clarins have spent over 30 years perfecting their bust care products, so you don’t have to worry about losing your pert breasts once baby arrives. The beauty giants have two items to offer, a super-lifting gel for day and a deeply firming and anti-ageing lotion for night. Both contain the fruit extract Vu Sua from Vietnam, which increases production of firming collagen and protects against free radicals.
The Bust Beauty Extra-Lift Gel helps to tighten, firm and smooth skin when applied each morning. The Bust Beauty Firming Lotion protects against the loss of firmness resulting from pregnancy and can be applied every evening to strengthen the body’s collagen network and refine skin texture.
If you have been left battling unsightly stretch marks, fear not, help is at hand. Heaven Skincare’s Firming and Stretch Mark Oil is perfect for new moms on the go as it acts as an intensive moisturiser while also increasing elasticity. Slack skin and weight loss after pregnancy can leave ladies needing some assistance, and this formula containing vitamins A, C and E as well as mandarin and orange is a great option. The oil also targets scars and calms rosacea.
There are also plenty of treats available to keep your baby calm and content. Burt’s Bees have a special Baby Bee range which is suitable for your little one’s delicate skin as it is gentle yet effective. If sleep is proving a struggle, why not try the Calming Lotion, which moisturises and contains a fragrance blend of lavender and vanilla to sooth and relax.
Baby Bee Diaper Ointment is another godsend as it creates an emollient layer containing sweet almond oil and zinc oxide to shield baby from wetness which can irritate skin.
Simple offer a great baby range which is suitable for even the most delicate skin and kind on your purse too. The Simple Baby Moisturising Shampoo contains soothing chamomile and lavender, while the All-In-One Wash has extracts of pro-vitamin B5 and chamomile to gently cleanse and soften skin.
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