Winter is coming, Mama! With temperatures dropping as we head into the winter season you may start to notice your skin getting dryer more quickly, especially on your bump while your little one continues to grow inside you. It’s important to keep your belly hydrated in order to keep the itch at bay and help prevent the appearance of stretch marks too. As your babe gets bigger your skin will begin to stretch more rapidly and require extra hydration. Pregnancy facials for your belly can be a huge help in fighting dry itchy bellies.
But you may be thinking to yourself “There is no way I have time to get to the spa anytime soon!” Not to worry, Mama. We’ve come up with an easy DIY belly mask that will have your bump rehydrated and glowing in no time! And the best part? You can pamper yourself right at home. So go on Mama, treat yourself to an at-home pregnancy spa day!
DIY Pregnancy facials for your belly
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again. Prepping your skin prior to applying moisturizing skincare is extremely important! Your skincare will not be able to be fully absorbed the product if dead skin cells are lingering on the surface of your skin. We suggest cleansing your belly with a hydrating pregnancy-safe body wash. Then, follow up with a gentle exfoliating sugar scrub to help remove any excess dead skin cells.
What you’ll need for your pregnancy spa day DIY belly mask:
- Plastic Wrap or Muslin (it’s up to you, Mama!)
- Bump Gloss stretch mark oil
- Tummy Butter
- Small Mixing Bowl
1. In your bowl mix 1 part Bump Gloss to 2 parts Tummy Butter
2. Generously apply the mixture onto your belly
3. Gently wrap your bump in muslin or plastic wrap to lock in this hydrating mask
4. Leave on for 30 minutes
5. Afterwards, massage the residual product into your belly for longer-lasting results
Top Tip: If you have leftover product apply to hips and thighs for all-over hydration!
Why you’ll love it:
This ultra-hydrating mask features two of our faves. First up, Tummy Butter, our cocoa butter-based belly cream. This organic pregnancy cream contains organic tamanu oil, known to fade stretch marks, diminish scarring, and even heal rashes. Our best body moisturiser for pregnancy also contains organic rosehip oil, an ultra-hydrating oil that boosts collagen, brightens skin tone, and can help treat hyperpigmentation. The other star ingredient of this safe moisturiser for pregnant women is organic sea buckthorn oil. Sea buckthorn oil is rich in antioxidants and packed with vitamins A, C, E that are known to rebuild elasticity and fights signs of aging.
This DIY mask also features Bump Gloss, made with our Perfect 10 Blend! This belly oil is enhanced with vitamin E, shea butter, and olive oil. It also contains organic borage oil. Borage oil can help is packed with omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids known to hydrate and help prevent stretch marks. Did you know it can even treat dermatitis, psoriasis, and rosacea? What can’t it do?!
This pregnancy belly mask will have your bump fully moisturized and supple before you can say DIY! So what are you waiting for, Mama? Get glowing! Looking for more pregnancy skincare tips for winter dryness? Check out our Banish Winter Dryness: Pregnancy Skincare Tips blog.
Have more DIY pregnancy spa day skincare tips? Tell us in the comments!