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Pregnancy Skincare Routine For Each Trimester With Mama Mio

Whether you’re a new mama or an expecting mum-to-be, taking care of your skin during the nine-month stretch and beyond should be marked as a top priority on your self-care to-do list. Read on to discover the perfect pregnancy skincare routines for every stage of the journey with Mama Mio 

Trimester 1 

As your body changes and your bump starts to show, the first trimester of pregnancy can be a scary and emotional time as well as super exciting! It’s really important that you slow down your usual everyday pace and begin to look after your body a little further as it starts to make your baby. Supporting and prepping your skin before the real stretch begins will be ultrabeneficial in the long run. Mama Mio’s Tummy Rub Oil is charged with their Omega Rich Skin Stretch Complex, a blend of Avocado, Inchi, and Argan oil, to help keep the skin on your bump supported, supple and strong as it stretches. Use after the shower and pump a large glug of the oil into your hands before massaging on to your tummy in large circular motions until fully soaked in. Its refreshing fragrance of Orange Oil, Bergamot, Mandarin, May Chang, and Lime is super delicate and refreshing – perfect if you’re feeling a little sensitive after experiencing morning sickness. You may also find that during the first stage of pregnancy your boobs feel a little sore and tender. Mama Mio’s Boob Tube bust cream is packed with cooling Aloe Vera and Cabbage Leaf Extract, a well-renowned ingredient for soothing your chest during the nine-month stretch. Simply apply to the boob area and allow the rich, 100% natural formula to sink into the skin for instant relief and comfort. 

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Trimester 2 

Your bump will be really starting to show now and you may also find that your boobs have grown too! As you start to settle into pregnancy life, embrace the wonderful things your body is doing and treat it to the best pregnancy skincare possible. If you’re beginning to worry about stretch marks, Mama Mio Tummy Rub Scrub offers a wonderful ‘spa’ experience from the comfort of your own home whilst helping to support your skin and prevent the appearance of stretch marks. Use in the shower to gently exfoliate the skin around your bump and buff away dead skin cells to encourage new skin cells to form. These new skin cells will look super fresh and help to fade any stretch marks you’ve noticed and also prevent any new marks forming. This rich scrub is also packed with Vitamin E and Papaya and Fig extract; all-powerful and natural antioxidants that protect your skin and keep it looking and feeling smooth. As your bump gets heavier, you may also find that your legs begin to feel a little puffier than normal. Swelling in the legs and ankles is very common during pregnancy however it can be a little uncomfortable. Help soothe and cool down your pins with the Mama Mio Lucky Legs cooling gel, supercharged with Aloe Vera and Menthol Crystal Extract for instant relief and infused with a natural fragrance of spearmint and eucalyptus to further enhance the cooling sensation. Simply massage a generous amount into the swollen areas, sit back and relax.  

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Trimester 3 

How incredible is your body, Mama! You’ve made it to the final stretch and the countdown is well and truly on. Your body is working super hard right now to take care of your baby so it deserves as much TLC as possible. Mama Mio’s Megamama Body Lotion is the perfect body care essential to give your skin an instant boost of hydration and nourishment. Packed with plant-based actives like Aloe Vera and Coconut Oil as well as Mama Mio’s Omega Skin Stretch Complex and an AHA blend, this super-effective formula is bound to make your skin feel plump and refreshed so you can feel good about your body as you’re about to pop! It is also infused with Hyaluronic Acid, the perfect ingredient for relieving dehydrated skin and injecting a new layer of moisture. If you have discovered some new stretch marks, just remember that this is completely natural but it’s worth treating them to some extra nourishmentjust like you do with the rest of your skin. The Mama Mio Mega Marks Cream is ideal to use on fresh stretch marks and offers a more targeted treatment. It is infused with a powerful Peptide Complex which aids to fade your stretch marks as well as Waterlilly Extract to even out your skin tone for the ultimate protection and support.  

Trimester 4  

Your new bundle of joy is finally here and you’re ready to give mamahood all you’ve got! As your body adapts to life without growing your baby once again, it’s important that you’re patient and that you take it easy. Enjoy long, hot showers with the Mama Mio Megamama Shower Milk, charged with a feel-good fragrance of Orange Oil, Bergamot, Mandarin, May Chang, and Lime to soothe the senses and Vitamin E to protect your skin. For breastfeeding mummies, the Mama Mio Keep Calm Nipple Balm offers instant relief for any soreness and sensitivity and is completely safe to use whilst you are nursing your baby. Simply wipe off the balm with a clean towel before your baby latches on and you’re good to go. This rich and soothing balm is packed with Vitamin E, Shea Butter and Coconut oil to help nourish and protect your nipples during the breastfeeding phase.  

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Feel inspired to update your pregnancy skincare routine? Shop Mama Mio’s pregnancy skincare bundles for every trimester to provide your skin with the ultimate protection during and after the nine-month stretch.  

Guest Blog by Jessica Oram

Sarah Atkinson

Sarah Atkinson

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