If you've never had much interest – or the time to be interested – in natural skincare before you got pregnant, it’s possible that having "a bun in the oven" has changed your perspective.
After all, the fact that what you apply to your skin can easily find its way into your bloodstream means that it’s not just you who could be affected by the chemical nasties present in mainstream skincare products.
With that said, if you're interested in investing in natural body oils for mother & baby
– whether that mother is you, a friend or a relative – here are a few things you need to know.
Your skin will go through several changes during pregnancy
It's safe to say that the most dreaded of all is the appearance of...stretchmarks! Whilst it may be easy to presume that some women are just "genetically lucky" and never have to worry about stretchmarks, this could not be farther from the truth. Stretchmarks affect everyone. However, if you make it a habit of using the right body oils consistently - not just during pregnancy, but before and after - this will help your skin become more supple and less susceptible to the risk of unsightly stretchmarks.
Another key change you might notice is the appearance of dark patches on your skin. This effect becomes more prominent with greater sun exposure. This is why natural SPFs, such as shea butter or raspberry seed oil, can be invaluable allies in the fight against uneven skintone.
It’s also important to keep yourself hydrated. Remember, you're drinking for two. Increasing your water intake will help maintain optimum skin health and elasticity.
We have some excellent products for you to try out
As an online marketplace dedicated to helping people like you live life the natural, organic way, we have some fine options in the way of natural balms and body oils. Perfect for mother & baby!
What could be more "feel-good" than knowing you’re being the best mother possible; even before your precious little soul enters the world?