I don't profess to be a beauty expert by any means, but there are a few products that I swear by in pregnancy and after so I thought I'd share what's on my night stand in these final weeks. The key for me is trying to keep the second trimester glow well into those final weeks of being bumptastic and during your forth trimester (the first weeks after your baby is born). I find that it's anything that can cover the tired eyes and add a bit of a fresh dewy look to your skin, eg looking like you've had eight hours sleep. I have linked to all the products below at the best prices I could find and explained why they are my must haves.
I'm a huge Dermalogica fan and I use this to help revitalise tired skin as a weekly treat, it does what it says on the tin - Dermalogica Multivitamin power recovery masque
Essential lip balm especially if you do go into hospital where the air is so dry, it's also great on areas of dry skin and sore baby's bottoms- Paw Paw ointment
For all over hydration and to keep your skin soft and subtle I lather this on after a nice bath - Mama Mio Megamama super-rich omega body lotion
To help prevent stretch marks (I've managed to get away without any so far so fingers crossed it stays that way) firm skin on your boobs and bump I swear by Clarins, it also smells amazing. - Clarins Huile Tonic, body treatment oil
I've just discovered this product after receiving it as a gift for my birthday and it's a great base for make-up helping to refresh tired skin and add a bit of a glow - YSL Touche Éclat' blur face primer
To bring dull or dehydrated skin back to a plump dewy complexion I think this cream is (as it says) pure magic! I use it every morning as soon as I get up to give it time to work before applying make-up - Charlotte's Magic Cream
A sun tan always helps to make your face look fresh and well rested, so give your face a fake touch of colour - St Tropez Self TanDry Luxury Face Oil
Now to the eyes, trying to get a good night's sleep with a huge bump and needing to pee every five minutes isn't easy. So every little thing can help. I love this pillow spray and also use lavender essential oil when I go for a soak in the tub before bed - This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray
If you can squeeze a quick day time nap in while you're on maternity leave (or not) an eye mask is a great investment. I have a pack of these amazing self heating scented masks packed in my hospital bag just in case I go in -SPACEMASKS box of five
Finally if all else fails, how do you cover up those eye bags? Once again it's back to the magic of Charlotte Tilbury - Miracle Eye Wand
I hope that's helped some of you mummy's to be!