With a baby on the way, your skincare and makeup routine doesn’t have to stop. Just be sure your picks are safe for your pregnancy.
For some the pregnancy glow comes naturally, however for others…it just isn’t all that easy. From morning sickness spells to backaches and headaches, it can definitely take its toll on both you and your body but we have some pick-me-ups to get you through the next 40 weeks and beyond. Just remember, while these may be safe for you and your baby, if you’re unsure, be sure to always check with your doctor.
PAMPER YOUR PREGNANT SELF
Are your hormones running rampage and leaving you with a not so desirable complexion, frizzy hair and swollen footsies? Are you not getting the glow you so desired when you found out you were pregnant? Let these products work their magic!
Keep the Stretchmarks at Bay
It’s difficult to tell if you will get stretch marks or be one of the lucky ones and grace through pregnancy with not a mark in sight, but you can certainly reduce the risk by keeping your skin soft and hydrated.
Left to right: Be Jojoba Oil $224.70 Zell-V; freiöl®Massage Oil for Pregnant Women From $29.90 Guardian Health & Beauty, Amazon Prime Now, Lazada, RedMart; Lierac Phytolastil Stretch Marks Prevention Gel $48 Selected Beauty by Nature, Robinsons, Metro stores, Redmart, Zalora; Rivadouche Maman Stretch Mark Oil $31.50 scenze.com
Itch No More
Does it itch on your belly, boobs and everywhere else? It’s perfectly normal and it’s often due to your skin stretching. Hormones may also be to blame. To handle it, moisturise, moisturise, moisturise.
Left to right: Shea Ultra Rich Body Cream $71 L’occitane; Sympathy for the Skin Body Lotion $47 Lush; Eucerin PH5 Lotion $19.90 Guardian, Watson’s and all major pharmacies, key hospitals, and polyclinics
Time to Glow
When we think of pregnancy, most of us envision ourselves healthy and glowing. But the truth is that isn’t always the case. The fatigue that comes along with being preggers and not to mention the morning sickness certainly doesn’t always work in our favour.
Left to right: Herbivore Botanicals Brighten Instant Glow Mask $72Sephora; Erborian Yuza Double Lotion $52 erborian.com.sg, Sephora; RESS Pandan Leaves Scrub $68 restorationessence.com
Can’t Handle the Nausea?
If you’re one to sail to through pregnancy without a hint of nausea, count yourself lucky. If you’re not, try looking for nausea-reducing aromas such as lemon, ginger and peppermint to keep nausea at bay.
Left to right: Herbivore Botanicals Citrine Glowing Hydration Body Oil $69 Sephora; Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub $58 Lush; Skinfood Lemon Verbena Body Wash $20.90 Guardian; Spa of the World Atlantic Seaweed Cream $55.90 The Body Shop
Weighing You Down
The boobs may have grown but it comes with a price – they’re getting heavy. And your legs are beginning to feel like they can’t take you much further. But these might help.
Left to right: Burt’s Bees Coconut Foot Creme $26 Sephora; TOLPA Lifting Serum for Bust $89 Superberry.me; Leg Lifts $54 Origins