Whether you’re enjoying that pregnancy glow or need a little something to perk you up, we’ve picked the best beauty buys for you and your bump. Here’s your step-by-step guide to feeling gorgeous
Smooth stretch marks
Talk your partner into giving you a gentle daily tummy massage – it’s a good way to bond with your bump – using an oil or moisturising cream to keep skin supple.
Pregnancy weight gain can highlight existing cellulite (so unfair!) and while you can’t get rid of it, gentle exfoliation in the shower will improve circulation and help minimise its appearance.
…and pep up circulation
Slather some nourishing shower cream onto your exfoliating gloves before you get started.
Give your hair gloss
Increased oestrogen levels and blood flow usually mean your hair is looking its best during pregnancy but there’s nothing wrong with giving it a little extra TLC!
Ease achy legs with a massage
Poor circulation and water retention can leave your legs feeling tired and heavy. Try massaging your legs and ankles each night before you go to bed with a soothing and conditioning body butter.
Deep treat your tresses
Nourish frazzled, misbehaving locks with a deep treatment.
Soothe puffy eyes
Try keeping your eye gel or cream in the fridge for an extra cooling effect. Before applying, splash your eye area with warm water – the temperature extremes will help to boost circulation.
Give yourself a glow
If the pregnancy bloom hasn’t reached your skin yet, look no further – this is easy to blend and gives you a soft-focus glow, what’s not to like?
Target spotty skin
If your teenage acne has returned with a vengeance, blame your hormones (again!). A weekly face mask will help draw out impurities and soothe sore spots.
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