Calling all LOOK mums-to-be! Here are the beauty products that’ll help you feel your best when you’re expecting. From stretch mark creams to soothing arnica leg gels, we’ve got everything you need to look and feel great.
We all know pregnancy is exciting, but it can also leave you feeling not yourself. From achy legs to sleepiness, you may find you need to top up your usual beauty routine with a few carefully picked extra products. So here is LOOK's pick of the top 10 beauty products all pregnant women should use – whether it's stretch mark oils to keep your skin soft and line-free, waterproof mascara to preserve your face during those first 12 weeks of morning sickness or relaxing bubble baths for the end of a hard day, we've got the best right here! So sit back, open up a packet of biscuits (yes, you can eat the whole lot, we won't judge) and read on...
by Sophie Davis
Pregnancy does some weird things to your hormones, so even if you’ve been blessed with clear skin all your life, you may find you get a few blemishes. Keep them under control with this genius product – it’s a natural witch hazel stick that’ll zap them without drying your already sensitive skin.
Your poor legs don’t work like they used to, do they? Even a trip to the shops can feel like you’ve run a marathon, so this cooling gel is a godsend. Smooth it on your aching calves to refresh and revive your muscles. That’s better.
Your poor legs don't work like they used to, do they? Even a trip to the shops can feel like you've run a marathon, so this cooling gel is a godsend. Smooth it on your aching calves to refresh and revive your muscles. That's better.
This contains organic vanilla, grapefruit and rose hip – known for their calming, balancing and cleansing properties. Perfect for soothing those aches and pains after a long day. And a bit of luxury for less than a price of an (alcohol-free) cocktail – we’re in.
This luxurious cream smells like marshmallows and is ultra-moisturising – perfect for when your bump is itchy and skin feels tight. Just try not to eat it.
It’s a sorry fact, but over half of pregnant ladies will experience morning sickness – if you’re one of the unlucky ones, then be prepared with a good quality waterproof mascara. There’s no bigger giveaway in those secretive first 12 weeks than coming out of the office toilets with panda eyes.
This skincare oil is an all-round winner. It’s a great budget option for preventing stretch marks and plumping fine lines on your face, and it will also help reduce the appearance of caesarean scars.
Remember those days when you’d jump out of bed to wash, condition and blow-dry your hair before work? You may not feel like doing that so much now. This dry shampoo is perfect – just spray into your roots, then work it through for fresh-looking hair. No one needs to know you were lying in bed groaning until 8.45am.
Suitable for all skin types, this is a two-step system to help keep stretch marks at bay 24 hours a day. There’s a hydrating cream for you to rub on your bump in the morning, then an intensive oil for night. It really works – take that, stretch marks!
Suitable for all skin types, this is a two-step system to help keep stretch marks at bay 24 hours a day. There's a hydrating cream for you to rub on your bump in the morning, then an intensive oil for night. It really works – take that, stretch marks!
This award-winning foundation gives great coverage, and is so light and natural you can even sleep in it without worrying about clogging your pores. And take it from us, you probably will doze off at some point.
When you’re pregnant, the sun can cause pigmentation (sun spots) on your face, and no one wants that. Keep yourself protected from UVA and UVB rays with a high-factor SPF cream to keep your skintone even. This genius lotion is a BB cream too, so you get two for the price of one!