7 beauty products every pregnant woman should have in her cupboard

If you don’t have them already, get these beauty products ASAP – they’ll help you look and feel fab throughout your pregnancy.


Let’s face it, when you’re pregnant and can barely reach your toes to give them a fresh layer of nail polish, there’s not much that can make you feel good about yourself. You can feel fat, bloated and blotchy with dull skin, dry hair and break-outs.

Unless you’re one of the lucky few blessed with glowing skin and luscious locks in pregnancy, you should stock up on these beauty products and you’ll feel like a goddess in no time at all.

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Mama Mio Lucky Legs, R495

Visit www.poisebrands.co.za for stockists.

Mama Mio Lucky Legs instantly cools and eases swollen and sore legs, helping to increase microcirculation and relieve that tight feeling from water retention.

Mama Mio Lucky Legs

Dermaflix CircleLight Dark Circle Corrector, R415

Available from www.dermafix.co.za.

 This anti-ageing gel quickly and effectively diminishes dark circles and helps to minimise fine lines and puffiness.

DermaFix Dark Circle Corrector

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Tummy Butter for Stretch Marks, R65

Available from Clicks.

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Tummy Butter is dermatologically tested to help reduce the appearance of stretch marks. It contains elastin, vitamin E, collagen, and relaxing lavender.

Palmer's Tummy Butter

Palmer’s Coconut Body Oil, R63

Available from Clicks

Your skin is more sensitive when you’re pregnant, so before shaving, lie in a warm bath for 10 minutes to soften it and open the hair follicles. Buff your legs with an exfoliating mitt or cream, then shave in steady strokes against the direction of your hair growth for a smoother finish. Use Palmer’s Coconut Body Oil as a shaving cream and soothing balm afterwards.

Palmer's Coconut Body Oil

Dr Pawpaw Original Balm, R95

Available from Dis-Chem.

Dr Pawpaw Original Balm can be used for lips, skin, hair and cuticles. This multi-tasking product should be a handbag staple.

Dr PawPaw Lip Balm

Freeman Beauty Infusions Revitalising Peel-Off Mask with Pomegranate, R149

Available from Dis-Chem.

Freeman Beauty Infusions Revitalising Peel-Off Mask with Pomegranate gently purges dirt and excess oil from your skin for a cleaner, more refined surface, while the antioxidants guard against free radicals.

Peel-off mask

Lamelle Research Laboratories Pelo Baum Revitalising Solution, R640; Shampoo and Conditioner, R190 each

Available from www.lamelle.co.za.

Your hair may be drier than usual during pregnancy. To combat this, try a weekly pre-shampoo conditioning treatment. A temporary change to a moisturising shampoo and conditioner may also be helpful.

Pelo Baum Revitalising Solution


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