We LOVE omegas here at mama mio and we’re always going on about how you’ll find them in our skincare. But why they’re so important and why they make our skincare products so amazing for you during your pregnancy can sometimes be a little bit confusing. So we’ve quickly summarised what omegas are, why you need them and how you can get them into your skincare routine below!
What are omegas?
Omegas 3 and 6 are fatty acids and are often called ‘essential’ fats as the human body needs them for a whole host of things including maintaining brain and nerve function. They’re also responsible for the health of a cells membrane, which influence the cells ability to hold moisture in and keep water and irritants out. If the membranes of your skin cells are healthy then it will ensure your skin is stronger, softer and moister- which is something we all want!
Why do you need omegas when you’re pregnant?
So why are they so much more important now that you’re pregnant? Well that little one growing inside you is sucking up all those omegas to help him or her develop and grow. Which is amazing for your baby, but not so great for your skin because it leaves it weak and dry. That means that when you’re pregnant and growing, your skin is actually at it’s weakest, so when it stretches it tears, which is one of the reasons you get stretch marks. (For more info on why you get stretch marks see here!)
So how do you get them into your skincare?
So now we know what omegas are, why you need them and how do you get them into your skincare regime?
Well, our pregnancy safe formulas are bursting with omegas 3, 6 and 9 to nourish your skin in the best possible way keeping it super healthy, super strong and super moisturised. This means when your skin is stretching it’s stretching at its strongest rather than its weakest. The continual and plentiful use of omegas will help keep your skin healthy, prevent stretch marks and help combat that dry itchiness mamas often find they have in the later stages of their pregnancy.