It’s finally summertime and here in California that means sun, swimsuits and fun. Being pregnant puts a slight damper on my summer plans but I’ve found some great products that help me get swimsuit ready.
As a pregnant mother, I’m often advised not to bake in the sun so I look for tanning alternatives like tanning sprays or creams. Lately my product of choice has been the Xen-Tan Moroccan Tanning liquid in Medium ($35). This potent tanning liquid instantly transforms my pale skin to look like I’ve been soaking up the California sun. The color lasts for about five days and is great for last-minute use.
Tip: Use a deluxe tanning mitt to avoid staining your hands.
REN Seaweed and Sage Body Wash
This is the best body wash I’ve ever used. In fact, it’s the best shave gel I’ve ever used. This REN Seaweed and Sage body wash ($22) goes on so smoothly and provides the perfect slippery surface for shaving. Plus, it smells amazing because of the sage and seaweed. The easy-to-use pump bottle allows for one-handed use and the vacuum packed canister ensures that you don’t miss a drop.
Mama Mio Tummy Rub
A good tummy butter is a must during pregnancy to help relieve dry skin, especially during the summer months. This nice, thick stretch mark butter ($35) feels so great on my skin and has become a pregnancy essential. It’s loaded with shea butter, wheat germ oil and more. I especially love how it doesn’t feel greasy or sticky once applied to my skin. I’m able to apply the product and immediately pull my shirt down without having a problem.
Relax and Wax No Scream Cream
The last thing I want to do is wax for bikini season but hey, you gotta do what you gotta do. To help ease the pain, I’m loving this Relax and Wax No Scream Cream ($12.50). This product contains 20% benzocaine to help numb the future pain of waxing. It’s great on the bikini area, underarms and even the upper lip. The product is FDA approved and will not interfere with the waxing process.
NO-SCREAM CREAM should be applied 30-45 minutes before waxing. It should be applied as a fairly thick layer and should not be rubbed in to the skin like lotion. Once the cream is thick and white STOP! And let the cream absorb into the skin on its own. The skin should appear white after NO-SCREAM CREAM is applied and will absorb into the skin in about 5-10 minutes. NO-SCREAM CREAM isn’t messy or greasy, wont harm clothing and you can get dressed as usual.
How To Order + Promo Code
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