Pregnancy Make up and mums to be

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Pregnancy: Make up and mums to be

Skin care during pregnancy can be tricky, as pregnancy skin may change from oily to dry. Find help with our pregnancy makeover.

Skin care during pregnancy can be a tricky issue for mums to be.

Skin care and pregnancy: Make up tips

Mum to be Essi Linderbourg before her makeover

Mum to be Essi Linderbourg has experienced this very skin care issue. During pregnancy, Essi has found her skin has changed.

At the beginning of my pregnancy, my skin changed a lot.

says Essie, a PR manager from Nottinghamshire, UK.

Some days it was greasier and some days it was drier. I've been trying a lot of products to try to see what works. I like products with an SPF in them to protect my skin from the sun.

Skin care and pregnancy

Essi favours quick-fix products day-to-day but, like the rest of us, she likes to make more of a splash at special events.

I've been invited to a couple of weddings so I'd love to create a new look that works with my growing bump.

We asked No 7 advisor Christina Seery to suggest a fabulous new skin care regime for Essi, to complement her pregnancy "bloom". And, while Christina was at it, she gave some quick and simple make up tips that Essi will be able to use once baby is born.

Skin care and pregnancy: Top five tips

  1. Keep on top of your changing skin by regularly exfoliating and using a cleanser. The No7 Soft & Soothed Gentle Cleanser also works as a toner.
  2. Pregnancy skin may be unpredictable but there's no reason you can't get that flawless finish. "BB Cream is lovely stuff" says Christina. "It's a moisturiser, foundation and primer all-in-one."
  3. Steer clear of heavy make up that, as well as being time-consuming to apply, may irritate sensitive skin. "You're more likely to maintain a low-maintenance regime once your little one arrives." says Christina.
  4. Look for products that contain SPF and five star UVA protection. "Mum to be's skin may be quite sensitive so sun protection is important" says Christina.
  5. If you're feeling a bit stuck for inspiration, pop into a branch of your local Boots and ask them No 7 advisor for a few tips.

Skin care and pregnancy

Essi after her makeover from No 7

So what did Essi think of her new pregnancy look?

I love it! I had never used BB Cream before but it's so easy to use and the fact it contains an SPF as well is brilliant. Using the pencil eyeshadow as well was a great idea as it's really quick and simple to put on but it really helps your eyes look so much brighter.

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