you have a baby, your skin goes through some changes, and they're not
all pretty. Products to protect and restore mom, and also some soothing
lotions for the little one
momma-to-be! No doubt you're thrilled about the impending bundle of
cuteness soon to enter your world. It's also OK to acknowledge that
growing a mini-human is rough on your body. One of the side effects of
pregnancy can be unexpected changes in your skin. Your hormones are out
of whack and your midsection is expanding like Stretch Armstrong. You
may be experiencing acne, stretch marks, or, in the case of 27-year-old
expectant mom Jessica Stuart, a slight darkening in certain spots on
"I've had a couple of dark spots show up on my face," says Stuart. "I hope they go away after she's born."
Belli Anti-Chloasma Facial Sunscreen with SPF 25 is perfect for these splotchy areas, which occur in 70 percent of
pregnant woman. Its combo of zinc oxide and titanium dioxide protect
pregnant skin and keep it smooth as your future baby's bottom.
When Skin Slacks
For mom-of-two Alissa Weber, 31, her second
pregnancy came with an adorable little boy and also a plethora of stretch marks.
"It looked like a tiger had attacked me," she says. "I also had
slacken skin, extra skin that just hung there. I know that sounds so
unappealing, but it's the truth."
She started using Mustela Stretch Marks Intensive Action.
Within a few weeks, she noticed a visible difference. "The skin on my
stomach was firming and the stretch marks started to fade. And it
smelled good, too!"
For the Little Ones
Once you have your baby, you'll want to keep his or her skin soft and protected. After bath time, apply Belli Nourish Me Enriched Body Lotion. It includes the essential oil of chamomile to soothe and moisturize baby's delicate skin.
And when the dreaded diaper rash occurs, help nix it with Episencial Nurturing Balm,
a gentle cream with natural ingredients like organic aloe vera and
vitamin A to promote healing in the most sensitive of places.