Beauty products for new yummy mummies

The must- have beauty treats out now that every new mum should aim to stockpile

Hair & Beauty
Jemima Cousins

Congratulations to new parents Meghan and Harry!

With the arrival of a new royal baby, what could be a better time to shout about all the brilliant beauty products available for new mums? From soul-restoring bath salts to time-saving make-up and hair- saving shampoos, these products will work wonders for you and your precious new bundle.

Your body concerns will change after giving birth - here are three new go-to's that will restore and nurture.

Bamford Baby Bath & Massage Oil, £30

Every new mum knows sleep deprivation is a real killer. Thankfully, this dreamy bath oil is the perfect antidote. A blend of pure oils are infused with camomile and lavender, meaning it provides some much- needed soul restoring therapy after a long day. Supernatural, it can also be used in baby’s bath or for a calming massage.

The Organic Pharmacy Baby Lotion, £20.95

Made with 82 per cent organic ingredients, this quick-absorbing moisturising lotion contains nourishing shea butter and apricot oil. It can be used to help soothe and soften both baby’s skin and your own, so your clothes can go on instantly after application - always a big bonus when you need to get out of the house.

Dr Lipp Nipple Balm, £15

You need sore nipples like a hole in the head when you’re breastfeeding, so keep this lanolin- based balm close to hand. You don’t need to wash it off before feeds as it’s perfectly ingestible for your little one. What’s more, it works a treat on lips, cuticles and brows - making it a real multi-purpose balm if ever there was one!

Retain your pregnancy glow postpartum with a new skincare regime.

Mama Mio 3-Step Skincare System, £42

You may find that your skin starts to misbehave following pregnancy – think acne, sensitivity and pigmentation. Arm yourself with Mama Mio’s 3-Step Skincare System, comprising a face wash, serum and day and night cream designed to combat the symptoms of your hormones going absolutely haywire.

Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield SPF30, £55

A major bonus about birthing a spring baby is getting to push a pram around in the sunshine. But this also means that you need to invest in a good SPF. This silky formula glides on leaving skin with a smooth iridescent surface, meaning you can forgo make-up - and that’s a blessing when you’re truly knackered.

Dr. Barbara Sturm Baby and Kids Face Cream, £50

If your little one has dry skin, this intensive moisturising cream is loaded with calming natural ingredients such as sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, calendula and flower extracts. Rich and creamy in texture, it can be applied quickly to a wriggly baby to nourish and soothe the skin while leaving it noticeably softer.

Hair loss is temporary after pregnancy - but it’s worth upgrading your regime to deal with the fall out.

Mielle Pomegrante & Honey Leave- in Conditioner, £12.99

A firm favourite with naturalistas, this babassu oil and citrus- enriched styling pump soaks strands in hydration. It’s multi- purpose too and can be used as a leave- in, detangler or daily moisturiser. Apply in medium-sized sections and watch tired, saggy curls spring back to life.

Revlon Realistic Strengthening Shampoo, £5.99

Hair loss is common after giving birth as pregnancy ‘freezes’ your growth cycle, stopping hair from falling out. Once it does start to shed, don’t be alarmed: it’s time to up the ante with your hair care. This strengthening shampoo gently cleanses and adds moisture to help reduce breakage. Philip Kingsley Elasticizer Extreme, £65 This pre-shampoo makes afro hair easier to manage, which is the aim of the game when you want to cuddle your newborn. Simply take a pea- sized amount and run it through damp hair before covering with a shower cap for 10-20 minutes. Rinse thoroughly and you’re good to power on through your day.

Philip Kingsley Elasticizer Extreme, £65

This pre-shampoo makes afro hair easier to manage, which is the aim of the game when you want to cuddle your newborn. Simply take a pea- sized amount and run it through damp hair before covering with a shower cap for 10-20 minutes. Rinse thoroughly and you’re good to power on through your day.

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