At what point after having a baby are you no longer ‘post partum?’ When your belly is completely flat again? (you wish).
Well 4 months after giving birth I am definitely still in recovery mode – the post partum hair loss has started (boo) and my skin is just settling down. Scars are healing but not healed. It takes time. Therefore – I think I am still allowed to test pregnancy essentials products because so many of them cross over the pregnant-postpartum phase (such as stretch mark care creams).
Mama Mio is a high end skincare range with products for pregnant and post partum ladies. I was sent this little kit with 4 generous mini sized products to try out.
In the set:
Pregnancy Boob Tube Bust Protection Cream (30ml)
This cream helps sagging tissue and soothes skin for glow. It hydrates and moisturises the skin and is breastfeeding safe too.
This is a really nice cream for keeping the boobies smooth (not noticed firming!) but it makes the skin looking plumper which helps because if you breastfeed because it definitely takes the toll on the skin. Breastfeeding safe means you can just wipe the nipple area clean before feeding it’s not toxic to baba.
Lucky Legs Cooking Energising Leg Gel (30ml)
This gel reduces swelling and contains menthols and spearmint to relax the skin.
This stuff is useful when you are pregnant and also after – in my case I have sciatica (a pain down the left side of my leg) which makes it ache, plus I get really hot feet at the moment! I pretty much push around a super heavy buggy every day with two chubby kids so it gives them a good work out! This stuff is very very cooling – not everyone likes that sensation – but this Mama Mio one is very tingly, more so than others I have tried but I really like it for just cooling everything down.
Gorgeous Glow Blanacing Facial Wash (30ml)
This is formulated with tea tree oil which is antibacterial for those hormonal breakouts (some women glow in pregnancy some get spotty. I had horrid acne at the start of both my pregnancies).
I am not the biggest fan of face washes although this wasn’t too drying and felt refreshing. I still wouldn’t dump my normal creamy cleansers for this though for fear of it drying my skin out but it works nicely as a shower wash for me. Obviously those with oilier skin types may like this more than me.
Tummy Rub Butter (30ml).
This prevents stretch marks but also helps tummies that have got marks. Formulated with shea butter, sweet almond oil, coconut oil, reshape oil etc.
I liked the texture of this – some tummy butters are very very thick and don’t sink in for ages which is impractical – this one sinks in fast despite being a butter and left my tummy feeling hydrated. This product should be used for a few months after the baby has arrived too to keep up skin elasticity which I did notice my skin looking smoother, so far.
Lucky Legs and Boob Tube.