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Ever wonder what the Kardashians use to keep their bodies looking taut, smooth and Calvin Klein ad-worthy despite the growing number of additions to their clan? Kylie, Kim, Kourtney and Khloe are all either mums or mums-to-be, yet you’d never believe it by just looking at ’em. That’s where the Mama Mio pregnancy skincare range comes in!
All-natural and easy to use, these products help to increase elasticity in areas that can typically be affected by pregnancy. It’ll come as a surprise, though, that these products were beloved by Khloe, Kourtney and Kim even before they experienced the miracle of motherhood. Whether you’re an expectant mumma or simply want to keep skin taut and smooth, keep on reading for a full low-down on this versatile range.
Khloe Kardashian has been using the Mama Mio Pregnancy Boob Tube for years, even before her and basketball beau Tristan were expecting a little one of their own. Following a recommendation from experienced mum Kourtney, she added this antioxidant-rich cream into her body care routine. Mums-to-be will love adding this to their pregnancy skincare routines, too — it’s an essential all-rounder everyone should try.
If you’ve got a bubba on the way, rub a little of this cream all over the breast area to strengthen, tighten and protect the skin. Not only will it help prevent against sagging, but it will soothe soreness and assist with swelling. It’s also amazing if your boobs seem to be growing due to a hormonal change, and helps fade or fend off stretch marks.
Make like Khloe and rub this product all over the neck to prevent against ‘turkey neck’, AKA that devastating loss of elasticity we all experience as we age. It’ll help tighten the area and keep skin hydrated and supple.
Want a post-baby bod like Kim Kardashian? It may not be as far-fetched as you’d think, especially now that we’ve discovered the secret behind her flat, stretch mark-free tum. A must-have in Kimmy K’s daily routine is the Mama Mio Tummy Rub Butter, which she applies both morning and night all over the stomach area.
Rub this cream all over (boobs to butt; front, back and sides) to unlock the power of tightening Omegas and nourishing Shea butter. Key natural oils also work to protect the skin, preventing against stretch marks and itchiness. It’s perfect for applying to your growing bump to help skin stay smooth and taut! Regular women can also tap into its benefits, as it’s perfect for tackling stretch marks on the hips or stomach, and will give the body a little boost towards a tighter, tauter appearance.
Pick up the Mama Mio Tummy Rub Butter with the Pregnancy Boob Tube in the Your Pregnancy Starter Kit pack.
One little known fact about carrying a kid in your belly is that your skin can change considerably as a result. With a ton of hormones just whooshing around, it’s no wonder that excessive dryness, acne and pigmentation are all side effects of being pregnant. Thankfully, Mama Mio are entirely aware of this, and have your pregnancy skincare routine covered with the Gorgeous Glow Balancing Facial Wash.
Designed to balance out the skin’s natural oils, Gorgeous Glow is soap-free and makes use of key botanicals like tea tree oil and evening primrose oil. Use this beloved product daily to gently resurface the skin, buffing away dead skin cells and encouraging a healthy glow. Gorgeous Glow won’t dry out the skin, nor will it cause breakouts or irritation.
Of course, being pregnant doesn’t just affect the skin on your face — it can also take a toll on your body, past the (somewhat) expected side effects of sagging and stretch marks. Dry skin is a common change pregnant women experience, but also crosses over into us child-free girls, too. Whether baby seems to be sucking all the moisture out of your skin or you’ve simply developed a dry, painful sunburn, the Mama Mio Megamama Super-Rich Omega Body Lotion is sure to help.
Enriched with a whole host of natural ingredients including plant extracts and oils, this body lotion helps to restore nourishment to the skin. It’s also incredibly emollient, working to smooth the skin’s texture and prevent against those pesky little imperfections we all experience. Non-greasy, this product can be applied all over the body or topically on areas of concern.
From Mama Mio’s sister company comes another Kardashian fave, the Mio Skincare Cellulite Smoothing Kit. Designed for anyone who wants to tackle cellulite, including those with bubs on the way or newborns in their arms, this kit comes equipped with the Shrink to Fit Cellulite Smoother and a body brush. Khloe Kardashian uses Shrink to Fit on her areas of concern, and cites it as a key factor behind her smooth, supple body.
Massage the Shrink to Fit Cellulite Smoother all over those areas of concern daily, targeting the hips and thighs in particular. Green tea and caffeine give the skin a burst of restorative energy and provide a protective antioxidant effect. Smooth, taut skin is just a step away! Use the body brush dry on cellulite-affected areas to stimulate blood flow and new skin cell turnover. They’re the perfect pair.
All Mama Mio and Mio Skincare products are all-natural and pregnancy and breastfeeding safe unless specified otherwise.
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I'm a journalism grad and avid makeup fan with an unhealthy addiction to buying nude lipsticks, no matter how similar they all may seem. I love chatting to anyone who will listen about my new favourite products, skincare dos and don'ts and practically any other beauty-related topic under the sun. That doesn't mean I'm frivolous with my recommendations, though--you can count on me to give you the nitty gritty on all your wishlist products. In my spare time, you'll find me binge-watching old episodes of Gilmore Girls or at brunch with a large iced coffee in my hand.
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