Pregnant or just blessed with a little bundle of joy? Make time to take care of your skin, and your babies skin with some great natural solutions that promise to nourish skin the natural, safe, and organic way.
If you are breastfeeding your babe, you need to make sure you have a great nipple cream that will keep you pain-free and moisturised, protecting you from the discomfort of cracked nipples. Choosing a natural option is smart because it means that you don’t have to wash the cream off before offering the breast because all of the ingredients are safe, organic, and ok for baby to ingest as they suckle. With a beeswax base, this baby and nipple balm from Valley Mist is a great option as it soothes and moisturises whilst providing a protective layer to combat the risk of sore and inflamed skin. With shea butter, which has natural antibacterial properties, and oils such as rosehip and calendula, it is perfect for nappy rash on your tots delicate behind. You could also opt for this Fat And The Moon natural nipple salve which uses lanolin to lock in moisture, giving your skin that extra little bit of care you need when nursing.
Stretch Mark Soothers
Stretch marks are an inevitable part of pregnancy with most women developing them at some stage. These battle scars, or medals of honour or motherhood are difficult to prevent but you can help reduce their size and colour by keeping the skin moisturised throughout pregnancy. Choose a product that uses natural oils and butters including shea, cocoa, and apricot– all of which are known for their super-moisturising and nourishing properties. They work best when applied immediately after showering whilst the skin is wet and elastic.
Natural birth is not always possible and for those mama’s that go through a cesarean, helping the scarring heal and fade is an important part of recovery. The best way to heal and reduce c-section scars is by applying natural products including beeswax, chamomile and lavender oil. These ingredients are proven to soothe and moisturise skin as well as reducing scarring the natural way. Keeping skin moisturised and nourished is one of the best ways to speed up the healing process, and using an all-natural and chemical free balm is the safest way to do it.
As any mama knows, our little treasures have extra-sensitive skin that needs to be treated gently and delicately. Nappy rash, eczema and dry skin, red patches in their lovable baby-chub folds, and other sensitive areas can all benefit from a bit of extra TLC and luckily we have the perfect product solution for you. Natural balm including chamomile and calendula is the best way to soothe and moisturise baby skin, whilst healing and protecting it from any possible irritations. Free of palm oil and made using ethically harvested and responsibly cultivated ingredients, this salve is a must have for any new mum.