This post is sponsored by Bamboobies. All opinions expressed are my own.
Can we have a real conversation? If you are reading this, you are probably pregnant or have just given birth. Everyone is congratulating you on your amazing accomplishment of motherhood but there is this lingering feeling in the back of your mind. Believe me mama, we all have been there. We are grateful for our bundles of joy but maybe not so ecstatic for the skin that is left behind. Can we just say this? You are beautiful. Absolutely gloriously wonderful. But. We understand what it is like to be pregnant and what it is like postpartum to feel uncomfortable in the skin you are in. We are offering a few tips to learn to love the skin you’re in.
Beauty Starts On The Inside
There isn’t any magical solution to learn self love mama. I need you to try a few things. I want you to start at your mirror and look at yourself. Rub your hands over your belly, around your hips, and up your thighs. Tell yourself how beautiful you. Affirmations are a great way to start to learn to appreciate your body. Before you try to “fix” whatever you think is wrong with you, we want you to first love what is staring back at you in the mirror.
Mirror affirmations are great to start at the beginning of your pregnancy all the way through your pregnancy and into postpartum. As your body begins to change, take photographs of your growing belly. Record videos of your baby moving about. Try to capture those special moments where a hand or a foot juts out and makes an indention in your tummy! These are the moments you want to remember.
What About Stubborn Stretch Marks?
To be honest, stretch marks may or may not happen during your pregnancy or even after postpartum. That’s right, some women do not get stretch marks until their baby has been born. Even though a large factor in getting stretch marks is based on genetics, there are natural and organic products that will help to reduce the appearance of getting them and help to lighten the ones that may appear postpartum. Bamboobies Belly Balm is made with jojoba oil and shea butter to help improve your skin’s elasticity and can be used on your hips, belly, and thighs. We recommend using your Belly Balm in conjunction with Bamboobies Stretchmark + Scar Balm for best results. Bamboobies Stretchmark + Scar Balm is contains a high level of vitamin E, does not contain lanolin, parabens, petroleum, phthalates, or synthetic fragrances. Instead, it is made with all natural ingredients such as olive oil, coconut oil, sunflower oil, vitamin E, jojoba oil, shea butter, chamomile and lavender.
Pregnancy Should Be Fun
Can you believe that you growing a human that will look like you and your partner? Don’t forget to celebrate these moments. Have fun with it! Do not hesitate to celebrate pregnancy with colorful and whimsical mommy must haves. One of our favorites are Bamboobies washable Nursing Pads. Sure, you could buy plain and disposable nursing pads but in those early months of motherhood, you want to be reminded of just how wonderful you are for giving birth. Bamboobies heart shaped nursing pads are leak proof, designed with super comfy rayon velour from renewable bamboo, and makes you think of love each and every time you see wear a pair of your nursing pads. Another great skincare product to use before and after pregnancy is Bamboobies Organic Nipple Balm. Bamboobies Organic Nipple Balm works well as a light skin moisturizer or lip balm before pregnancy and helps to soothe dry and cracked nipples from breastfeeding during postpartum. Made with simple and natural ingredients like extra virgin olive oil, beeswax, shea butter, marshmallow root and calendula flower, the organic nipple balm is completely safe for baby as well so you do not have to wipe off after using.
This is the most important rule of all: Love yourself. Do not forget to affirm your worth. Try these daily affirmations:
- I am beautiful
- My body is powerful and capable
- I am providing life to my baby
- My lines are a reflection of my strength
- I was made to do this.
What are some ways you try to affirm yourself during pregnancy and postpartum?
To shop Bamboobies, visit their website here. Bamboobies is currently having a 40% off sitewide sale with code HOLIDAYTREAT entered at checkout! You will receive a FREE 2 pair or regular nursing pads with every order. The sale ends 12/16 at midnight!