Update your daily beauty regime with an ultra-moisturising oil
Whether you are in your first trimester or your third, there is one product that should be in every expectant mother’s beauty bag: body oil. Not only will it help soothe the irritation of stretching skin, it will also aid against stretch marks by providing deep nourishment, leaving skin soft and supple. Here are our pick of three of the best body oils for pregnancy.
Clarins – Tonic Body Treatment Oil “Firming/Toning”
Derived from pure plant extracts, including rosemary, geranium and mint, the French brand’s luxurious treatment smells heavenly, however there is serious science behind this cult product. Perfect for second-time mothers, it is formulated to improve skin elasticity and reduce the appearance of existing stretch marks. Apply after a warm shower then blast skin with cool water to allow the oil to sink into the damaged tissue.
Aromatherapy Associates – Renewing Rose Massage & Body Oil
If you have naturally dry skin opt for this super-hydrating solution. Containing rose, neroli and evening primrose oils, it is packed with essential fatty acids to encourage healthy skin-cell formation. It also dries quickly, leaving behind a subtle sheen and lovely light floral fragrance.
Mama Mio – The Tummy Rub Oil
Organic omega-rich oils are the key ingredients in this regenerative body oil created specially for pregnancy. The deeply penetrating formula helps strengthen skin to stretch over a growing bump then shrink back into shape after birth. Massage daily into slightly damp skin from below your neck to your lower thighs for the best result.