Pregnancy and the post partum period are dramatic times for womanʼs body. Not only are there the obvious physical changes to your body - thereʼs also all the hormonal work behind the scenes that can wreak havoc on emotions and skin alike.
Be kind to yourself, and remind yourself that these changes are temporary and your body will start to behave more normally in the period after birth. At the same time - certain things about your physique will never be the same again, and acceptance of this will be one of the keys to enjoying your new role as a parent.
Regular hydration and gentle, appropriate exercise will be your friend. Maintaining hydration will help your body and your skin deal with the roller coaster of hormones during this tumultuous time. Appropriate exercise will not only insure that your weigh gain is in line with the progress of your pregnancy - it will also help your body cope with the increasing demands upon your circulation system. Which can only lead to good things for both you and your little one.
As with diet and exercise, pregnancy is a time to re-evaluate your skincare regime to support the changes your body (and your skin) are undergoing. A major concern of most pregnant women is stretchmarks. As with most things, prevention is better than a cure, so insure you step up your moisturising schedule as soon as you discover your good news. Not only your tummy can benefit from this - many women discover stretchmarks in surprising places during pregnancy including on growing breasts, lower back, buttocks and thighs.
We recommend Pure Fiji Body Butter for everyday use and if you see the need for ultimate protection Dilo Body Butter will not only deeply hydrate and protect skin - but also help to heal any stretchmark damage which has already occurred.
Did you know that Pure Fiji is also suitable for use on infants?
The benefits of infant massage are wide-ranging. Massage can help babies to settle, sleep better, reduce crying and relieve problems such as wind, colic, constipation, reflux and eczema. This special bonding time with your child can even help reduce post-natal depression.
We recommend unfragranced, food-grade Virgin Coconut Oil for very small infants. (Just in case they ingest a little bit, this will be easy for little tummies to tolerate.) And for older babies, our Pure Fiji Exotic Oil is an excellent skin conditioner and has the added benefit of enhancing the skin's natural protective anti-bacterial defenses.