We all know how important it is to look after our skin during pregnancy. On average a womans skin stretches an extra 2 square feet during the 9 months of pregnancy and it then has to shrink back down again once baby arrives.
At 38 weeks my skin is pretty much stretched to the max, and i have blogged before about my stretchmarks and the itching on my bump as it has grown.
Recently i have been using a new product on my bump. Maternicare Pre and Post Natal Nourishing Cream.
This cream is 'a blend of rich plant oils and essential vitamins developed especially to nourish and care for your skin as your bump grows, and then later support your body as it recovers. The gentle, hypoallergenic formula is packed full of pro-vitamin B5, almond, avocado and grape seed oils, as well as vitamin E and soothing calendula.'
I've been using the cream on my bump daily during the later stage of my pregnancy and it has helped to relieve the itching and keep my skin supple. My stretchmarks were already in place when i started using the cream so i wasn't expecting them to magically dissapear but the cream helps to keep my skin smooth.
The cream itself is non greasy and easily abosrbed and i really like how it smells, its not too overpowering which is important to me as some scents have a habit of setting of my sickness.
I am looking forward to contuing to use this product after pregnancy, to see how the cream will help my post pregnancy tummy and also the effect that it has on my stretchmarks.
Matericare Cream is available to buy from Forum Health at £14.99 for 200ml.
***I was sent this this cream to review, but all opinions are my own***