Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gelee Milk
This stuff was an absolute life saver in my first trimester. I’ve also been prone to getting a little bit of dry skin around my T Zone but during my first few weeks of pregnancy it really felt like my entire face was going to fall off. The Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gelee Milk was the only thing that worked and now more than half way through my pregnancy is still one of my go to products.
Was €10.99 in Boots but is currently on sale at half price.
Human + Kind Family Remedy Cream
Made right here in Ireland, Human + Kind Family Remedy Cream is your one stop shop for everything from stretch marks to burns. I gave myself a bad scald a few weeks ago taking pizza out of the oven so I decided to pop on a little Remedy Cream. I found it great for dulling the sting and within a few days of continual use the burn healed perfectly without leaving a mark. It also smells amazing so I love using it on my stretch marks.
Retails at €19.95
Garnier Micellar Water
I think most of us at this stage have a bottle of Garnier Micellar Water in the bathroom cabinet at this stage and it’s no wonder really as it really is fantastic at removing make up and leaving skin feeling soft and refreshed. Pregnancy hormones can cause a lot of out breaks and skin problems so Micellar Water is a great way to tackle spots and oily patches without irritation. I’ll definitely be packing mine into my hospital bag.
Available from Boots at €7.99
La Roche Posay Thermal Water Spray
This is another product I’ll defiantly be popping into the hospital bag. La Roche Posay Thermal Water Spray is an absolute life saver especially if like me you’re pregnant over the summer. A great, simple way of cooling yourself off and hydrating your skin at the same time it’s a great product to have nearby in the labour ward.
Available at Boots for €4.99
Tanorganic Dry Oil
Oil is something that we associate with babies but it’s also something we associate with feeling greasy, but thanks to Tan Organic you can get all the moisture of an oil without any of the usual sticky after effects. I used to love watching my aunts use all their lotions and potions at their vanity tables growing up and one thing that was always present was oil and seeing as they all have amazing skin to this day I started using TanOrganic Dry Oil a couple of years ago. It smells fresh and natural, even my husband who usually hates the smell of beauty products really likes it and it can be used in a variety of different ways. During my pregnancy I’ve mostly used it on my hair to add back the moisture and shine that the pregnancy hormones have taken out.
Retails at €24.99
Dr Paw Paw Balm
Here’s another skin saver to stick in the hospital bag because nothing dries out your lips quite like the central heating in the maternity hospital. Dr Paw Paw Balm is my favourite lip product by far and it’s particularly great if you’re pregnant because it doesn’t have a strong taste so you don’t have to worry about it setting off your morning sickness.
Retails at most pharmacies for €8.99
Cien Foot Cream
There’s nothing like pregnancy to make you wish that your feet were detachable. That’s where Cien Foot Cream comes to the rescue. Cooling and soothing this budget buy is a must have for any pregnant woman.
Available at Lidl for €2.99
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