Whilst you might be waiting another while longer for any bump photos from me, I thought I’d share with you some of my pregnancy beauty must-haves. This weeks marks my 20 week pregnancy. It’s an exciting time as I am now feeling baby movements – all the time! My belly is growing and I’m starting to feel a heaviness and more pressure on my pelvis. And that’s only with a small bump!
Everyday I am in awe of my pregnant state. Thankfully, I’ve not been an emotional mess (so far) but seeing my body change so rapidly is disconcerting…and sometimes overwhelming. My waist is thickening by the day, my tummy getting more rounded and my boobs continue their growth spurt. I think I may have mentioned it already in a previous post, but I am out a clean fortune in bras. Every few weeks my breasts seem to grow. This was something I was not expecting so early on!
From early on in my pregnancy various friends and family members were encouraging me to begin using stretch mark cream. So of course I listened and promptly went out and bought some Palmers Stretch Mark Cream and Palmers Bust Cream. I love the smell of their cocoa butter products and I like that the cream is thick and feels ‘substantial’ when you rub it into your skin. I don’t like thin, slimy feeling cream.
I was also sent some Argan 5 products to try out and review. These products feel luxurious to use. The Argan 5 Stretch Mark Body Butter contains shea butter and patchouli and have a really nice soft scent. In particular I love using the Argan 5 Stretch Mark Body Oil in the bath. The instructions suggest putting a cap-full into your bathwater and I noticed an instant smoothness to my skin after using it just once.
I was also sent Maternelle Nipple Cream, which I think is mainly for use whilst breast feeding, but since I am experiencing itchy breasts and nipples (sorry if that’s TMI) I’ve been using it to help sooth my sensitive and expanding skin.
Hopefully all the moisturising and skin TLC will pay off and as I continue to expand my skin will stay nourished – and hopefully stretch-mark free. My Mum was very fortunate to have had no stretch marks with her two pregnancies so hopefully I have Mum’s genes on my side!