Soaring temperatures and scorching holiday heat can make summer seem relentless for you and your baby’s skin. Whether you’re pregnant or have a newborn, this guide will help you find skincare products to get you and your baby through the summer heatwave…
FOR PREGNANT SKIN
Weleda’s soothing Stretch Mark Massage Oil is NATRUE certified and formulated with nourishing almond, jojoba and wheatgerm oils, together with organic arnica extract. This gentle blend helps to soothe tight skin, preserve moisture levels and promote skin elasticity – moisture in the skin is increased by 30%. In addition, the Stretch Mark Massage Oil can also be used to improve the appearance of old stretch marks. The delicate scent is from essential oils of rose, neroli and myrrh to relax and inspire confidence. Massage in two or three times daily using light, circular movements over the tummy, thighs, bottom and breasts. NATRUE certified all-natural and suitable for vegans.
Weleda Stretch Mark Massage Oil, 100ml, £18.95 from Weleda
Going on holiday whilst pregnant this summer? Why not try the Trilogy Hydrating Mist Toner for a poolside spritz? Providing instant moisture for thirsty skin, award-winning Trilogy Hydrating Mist Toner is a wonderful refresher any time of day, as well as an uplifting way to complete any cleansing routine. The gentle, aromatic mist helps to tighten pores, while balancing and supporting the skin’s natural pH level. It tones, refreshes and stimulates the skin, and can even be used over make-up.
Trilogy Hydrating Mist Toner, 100ml, £18.50 from Marks & Spencer
FOR POSTPARTUM SKIN
Due to progesterone and estrogen fluctuations postpartum, many suffer with hormonal acne due to the increased sebum production. Acne can often be exacerbated in the summer months due to excess sweating so a purifying cleanser will help clarify and balance the complexion. Why not try Trilogy Balancing Gel Cleanser? This refreshing aromatic gel cleanser contains pure essential oils and plant extracts to remove impurities without stripping or dehydrating, leaving super-clean healthy skin. Purifying witch hazel and willow bark extracts provide gentle and effective botanical cleansing, while aloe vera and cucumber cool and refresh. Echinacea and honey help balance and tone the skin, while the natural antiseptic qualities of elderberry and calming properties of chamomile combine to soothe and clarify the skin.
Trilogy Balancing Gel Cleanser, 150ml, £23.50 from Trilogy Products
The perfect holiday essential for breastfeeding mums – Weleda’s Nursing Tea. Organic fenugreek seeds, aniseed, caraway, fennel and lemon verbena leaves help you establish a relaxed and harmonious nursing relationship with your little one. These herbs are traditionally valued for supporting the healthy functioning of the milk ducts, also contributing a relaxing effect which supports milk flow. Try the tea over ice as a poolside refreshing drink! Free from sugar, caffeine and artificial flavours, the certified organic Nursing Tea is suitable for vegans and is also gluten-free. On average three cups per day will help keep your fluids balanced, so supporting the natural milk production.
Weleda Nursing Tea, £5.95 for 20 bags from Weleda
FOR NEWBORN SKIN
Protect your baby’s skin with Baby & Kids Edelweiss Sunscreen Lotion SPF50 Sensitive. Offering reliable high factor 50 UV protection for young, delicate skin this ultra-water-resistant body lotion is fragrance-free and dermatologically tested, making it suitable for very sensitive skin. Boasting the antioxidant benefits of edelweiss, the product is formulated with organic sunflower oil and virgin coconut oil to protect and nourish the skin.
Weleda Baby & Kids Edelweiss Sunscreen Lotion SPF50 Sensitive, £13.95 for 50ml from Weleda
Going on holiday and running out of that crucial packing space? Weleda’s Calendula Shampoo & Body Wash is perfect for the whole family! The award-winning Calendula Shampoo & Body Wash is dermatologically proven to be skin-friendly, even on the most sensitive skin and cradle-cap. It contains the gentlest of eco-friendly plant-based cleansers, made from coconut and sugar. These plant detergents are entirely biodegradable and ecologically-sound even for aquatic life. So this body wash is kind to skin and kind to the environment as well as being suitable for vegans. Like the full Weleda baby range, it is NATRUE-certified authentically natural and free from artificial additives of any kind, including preservatives or parabens and the golden calendula is grown organically in Weleda’s own biodynamic herb gardens.
Weleda Calendula Shampoo & Body Wash, £7.95 for 200ml from Weleda
New baby skin can be more sensitive in summer heat. Weleda’s Baby Derma White Mallow Nappy Change Cream is also 100% natural (NATRUE certified) and entirely fragrance free. The lead plant is organic white mallow – a delicate plant for delicate skin – that wraps a calming protective layer around the skin. Rich in soothing, mucilaginous substances (especially in the roots), white mallow extract calms hyper-sensitive skin and relieves itching, organic coconut and sesame oils nourish and replenish, and tried-and-trusted zinc oxide protects against dampness and helps prevent soreness in the nappy area.
Weleda White Mallow Nappy Change Cream, £8.75 for 50ml from Weleda