The skincare and well-being industry is a bit of a minefield at the best of times, but when we are pregnant, there is so much mixed information it can be rather overwhelming, especially to expecting mums.
Our bodies and skin health can change so much during pregnancy. You can use the same products over and over for years and suddenly they don't suit you anymore. You can experience breakouts when you haven't ever before and clients suffering from long-term acne can find that it suddenly clears up! I mean, hormones can cause so much change in our bodies that it can be difficult to keep up!
Well, for anybody concerned about what to use or take, here is a very simple guide to some products that I highly recommend during your pregnancy to keep your skin glowing and your body feeling healthy*.
*Always check with your medical healthcare professional if you are concerned about taking supplements and using skincare products during pregnancy
INNER BEAUTY - MULTI-VITAMINS AND PROBIOTICS
We do have to be careful when taking supplements during pregnancy, however I stock some wonderful ones that can be taken safely during pregnancy and beyond. A good multivitamin and probiotic can be very beneficial. These are my favourite ones...
A modern multi-vitamin delivering a total of 28 smart nutrients in a convenient, one-a-day clean capsule for total skin, nail, hair and body health.
Benefits: - 13 ingredients for energy - 11 ingredients for cognitive performance - 8 ingredients for bones and muscles - 8 ingredients for immunity - 7 ingredients for skin, hair and nails
Additionally, Skin Vitality features a plant powered skin smoothie blend of bilberry, broccoli powder, acai berry and spinach leaf.
This supplement doesn't contain any vitamin A and so is safe to take during pregnancy.
SKIN YOUTH BIOME
The Skin Youth Biome supports gut health to give a smoother more youthful looking complexion.
- Works from the inside out
- Supports the skin's natural barrier
- Helps reduce fine lines
- Helps support gut flora
- Supports collagen formation
- Supports immunity
The Skin Experts at Advanced Nutrition Programme have professionally fused together 5 billion live cultures of four scientifically studied bacterial strains with vitamin C to support skin collagen formation and give a smoother, more youthful-looking complexion.
This combination of beneficial bacteria and vitamin C help support and maintain a normal healthy gut flora which provides benefits for all skin types and ages.
According to Healthline...
"Probiotics are popular supplements that are safe to take if you're pregnant or breastfeeding. In fact, taking them during pregnancy has been linked to benefits like fewer pregnancy complications, reduced risk of eczema in babies, and improved markers of metabolic health in expectant mothers."
OUTER BEAUTY - SKINCARE BASICS
The change in hormones can have such an impact on skin and it's condition. This is one of the main reasons why it's so important to ensure that we have a healthy skin cell turnover.
I love Nimue Skin Technology for this due to the fruit acids in their products. These AHA's can prevent breakouts from coming and the ones that do, can fade a lot easier.
NIMUE EXFOLIATING ENZYME
The Nimue Exfoliating Enzyme is a fabulous product for anybody with sensitive skin (or any skin type) who wants to keep that glow going during pregnancy. The fruit enzymes in this exfoliator help to 'eat up' dead skin cells instead of scratching them away. Use it twice a week for best results.
NIMUE STARTER KIT
If you're wanting to learn more about Nimue products or don't know where to start, the Nimue Starter Kit is a great way to try a range of products to get you started in the right direction.
They contain both cleansing products, day and night creams, an SPF and exfoliator.
If you wish to start using Nimue products and you haven't used them before, please just drop me an email or click here to book an online consultation with me and we can find the best products to suit your skin.
Thank you so much for reading,
Lots of love,