Although the excitement and joy of a new baby is a fabulous experience, it is also understandable that women feel the need after pregnancy and birth, to Get Back in Shape as a new mum. This doesn't mean slavishly trying to look like a catwalk model when in reality you're having restless nights and facing life as a parent, but just feeling better in yourself can help give you the energy to enjoy your new experience much more.
Don't rush to get down to the gym too quickly. Instead, making space for a bit of me-time with a personal care regime can really help.
Mama Mio - new products to help get your body back
Already well established as the skincare company for mothers-to-be, Mama Mio are now making sure they look after you post-baby too.
There’s no doubt that pregnancy affects your body, no matter how many unguents you slavishly rub in for those precious nine months. There comes a time in every new mother’s life, when she’s mastered the art of looking after a baby and at least partially begun to sleep through the night again, that she takes a long hard look in the mirror and decides, “Now is the time to get my body back!”
Working on the principle that “elastic skin is fantastic skin”, Mama Mio have come up with three new products that aim to tone and smooth your post-pregnancy skin – so zap that crepey skin, cellulite and stretch marks. These aren’t use ’em once and see instant results products, you’ll have to use them daily for a few weeks to see results, but it’s an investment in time that will be well worth it. And yes, they do have that lovely Mama Mio Gravida fragrance.
Tummy Toner, £45 will improve the tone of overstretched, crepey skin, with hyaluronic acid to plump dry skin cells, papaya enzymes to exfoliate and bring new cells to the surface and soy protein complex to tense and tighten.
Shrink To Fit Cream, £45 is aimed at your cellulite, wherever you happen to store it. It contains two revolutionary ingredients, Adiposlim and Adipoless, which shrink fat cells and prevent new ones from forming, plus caffeine for its circulation-boosting properties, nourishing algae and antioxidant-rich green tea.
Goodbye Stretch Marks, £45 aims to do exactly what it says on the bottle, and whether yours are from pregnancy or a teenage growth spurt, their appearance could be reduced by up to 70% in 12 weeks. As well as reducing the colour of the marks, it will also promote collagen production to improve the texture of the skin.
To check out the ranges, to buy online or to find your nearest stockist, go to www.mamamio.com.