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LEIGH CAMPBELL: 12 bump-friendly beauty products that helped my sensitive, pregnancy skin.

If you listened to the pregnancy episode of You Beauty you’ll know I’m expecting my first baby in June, and that as a result my skin has completely changed.

It’s like I have new skin. And a new face. I am a new person.

It means I’ve had to totally switch up the products I use, which in itself has been quite fun – because as someone who tests beauty products for a living I finally get to try whole categories of lotions and creams that were not previously suitable for me.

Things pregnant people absolutely never, ever say:

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So, at the request of many other expecting mums, here’s what I’m using so far:

Sukin or MooGoo body products:

My limbs are suddenly so bloody sensitive! Most creams or body washes make me itch like a mofo, which I’ve never experienced until now.

Fun.

I’ve been grabbing (and loving) the Sukin Body Wash. It’s about $20 for a one litre pump pack which is almost daylight robbery it’s so affordable.

BUY THIS: Moo Goo, Skin Milk Udder Cream, $11.90 fir 120mL AND Sukin, Botanical Body Wash, $20.95 for 1L

We Are Feel Good Inc Co and Avene sun cream:

Did I mention my skin has been sensitive and itchy? Well sunscreen has been the worst cause of it. It took me about 10 formulas (and many itchy days) to find the two best body sunscreens that work on my currently-delicate skin. The winners are the Avene sunscreen spray SPF 50+ and the We Are Feel Good Inc Sensitive Suncreen SPF 40+. Both are awesome – lightweight, easy to rub in and didn’t make my skin white.

BUY THIS: Avene, Sunscreen Spray SPF 50+, $34.95 AND we are feel good inc., Sensitive Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50+, $27.95

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These have been my saviours!

Stuff my face is loving:

Thankfully my new found sensitive face can still handle some of my old favourites (like Bioderma Micellar water and Beaute Pacifique Defy Damage Serum).

BUY THIS: Bioderma, BIODERMA Sensibio H2O Micelle Solution, $29.99 AND Beaute Pacifique, Defy Damage Skin Repair Serum, $80

In addition I’ve added some newbies to my routine that are helping me get extra hydration (and fake a full night’s sleep when restless legs have kept me up all night).

I love the Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream Hydrating Moisturiser (what a name!) because it makes my skin juicy. Sometimes I apply it over the top of a face oil for maximum hydration. Which face oil I hear you say? Right now I am digging the Edible Beauty Snowflower Illuminating Face Oil.

BUY THIS: Peter Thomas Roth, Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream Hydrating Moisturiser, $31 AND Edible Beauty, Snowflower Illuminating Face Oil, $72

When I’m running on two hours shut eye I pretend to look human with Charlotte Tilbury’s Wonderglow Face Primer. I use it under my CC cream for extra glow. Sure, the glow is fake, but I’ll take what I can get at this stage.

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BUY THIS: Charlotte Tilbury, Wonderglow Face Primer, $39

 

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Stuff my bump is loving:

In addition to body moisturiser all over I’m giving my bump and other expanding lumps (breasts, hips and bottom), some extra attention by way of body butters and nourishing oils.

I mentioned the Weleda Skin Food Body Butter on You Beauty last week but I am also loving all of Weleda’s oils, too. My faves are the Stretch Mark Massage Oil and the Evening Primrose Oil.

BUY THIS: Weleda, Skin Food Body Butter, $29.95 AND Weleda, Stretch Mark Massage Oil ($27.95) and Evening Primrose Oil, $29.95

Of course all of the above mentioned products aren't just great for pregnancy, they're awesome all the time.

Have you been pregnant? Or maybe you're pregnant right now? What were some of your go-to pregnancy products? Tell us in a comment below.

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