The third trimester is notoriously difficult for pregnant ladies, and whilst nausea has pretty much disappeared, you're plagued with other delightful pregnancy symptoms like restless legs, insomnia, stretch marks.. the list is rather long. There is a positive behind it all though, it's meant that I've not felt too guilty spending a bit of money on myself and giving myself the
occasional daily pamper session, with a few selected favourite products to get me through.
I've tried and tested a few different products in an attempt to keep the stretch marks at bay, and I've found that body oils really work the best for me. I've not come out completely unscathed though; before I even considered stretch marks as I was losing weight with morning sickness, the backs of my legs were somehow covered in several purple lines, and due to a little bit of laziness on my part (oops!) I have a couple around my belly button too. My favourite has been the Roger & Gallet Fleur De Figuier Ultra Nourishing Oil*, which has a beautiful fresh scent, as well as being so easy to apply everyday with the help of a spritz bottle. It sinks in really well too, meaning I can go a bit overboard in the fight against those marks! To switch things up a bit I've also been using the L'Occitane Almond Supple Skin Oil which I've managed to use the entire little sample of in just a few days. The scent is really lovely, and something a bit different to the Roger & Gallet offering, although both are seriously good quality and are helping to keep away stretch marks and the uncomfortable itchiness I'm also suffering a bit with.
Lush has been my favourite store throughout the whole pregnancy, and I'm finding myself having a bubble bar or bath ballistic filled bath every other day, which is becoming a slightly expensive habit, but it's a sure fire way to help me relax in the evenings. Sadly most of my recent Lush buys have already been all used up, but one of my favourites that I keep repurchasing is Blue Skies & Fluffy White Clouds Bubble Bar which has patchouli as one of it's main ingredients, claimed to help you relax and drift off to sleep. Therapy Massage Bar is the first one I've ever bought from Lush, and it doubles up as a lovely body moisturizer for the times you can't try and guilt your partner into giving you a nice back rub. The scent is absolutely gorgeous, and I've found this has been a great help in fading the existing stretch marks on my legs.
Last but definitely not least are a couple products from Neom. A couple weeks ago I was really struggling to sleep, and at about 3am in desperation I placed a next day delivery order of their Tranquility Pillow Mist and Tranquility Travel Candle. I find just a spritz of two on my pillow and a couple deep breaths help me drift off so much quicker, which is especially helpful after waking up for a wee the third time in a night. I can rely on burning the travel candle for an hour or so in bed whilst I read to give me an extra good nights sleep too. I only wish I'd bought this pair quicker!
Have you tried any of these products before?