Detox, improve cellulite and smooth rough skin. WOW!
Tackle 'orange peel' with our skin smoothing cellulite cream
Help energise and contour for a flatter, firmer looking tummy
Tighten crepey skin - think juicy grape not wrinkly raisin
Lift, firm and reduce sun damage with our best-seller
Nourishing, firming, treatment butter for stronger skin
Achieve your glow goals with this exclusive collection of Mio's bodycare essentials.
Get ready to glow with this fuss-free, two step ritual.
Strengthen and revive your skin with these mini moisturising miracles.
3 firming stars for super firm skin and motivated muscles.
Your on-the-go-fix to freshen up your face and body.
Buff away rough, dull skin and say hello to silky softness
Dissolve away stressy aches and weary woes.
Relax to the max with a 40% saving.
Rapid mood changer to help calm, quieten, de-stress and rebalance.
Tackle 'orange peel' with our skin smoothing cellulite cream.
Lift, firm and reduce sun damage with our best-seller.
Help energise and contour for a flatter firmer looking tummy.
Tighten crepey skin - think juicy grape not wrinkly raisin.
Energise, stimulate and cool your muscles pre + post workout.
Get back your muscle mojo with our intense icy heat rollerball.
Enjoy this powerful, multi-purpose treatment that locks in moisture and alleviates the appearance of scars and stretch marks.
Nourishing, firming treatment butter for stronger skin.
Buff away rough, dull skin and say hello to silky softness.
Your skin firming heroes for skin that looks smooth, gorgeously fit and happy
Writer and expert /
Pregnancy stretch marks appear when your skin is not elastic enough to absorb the stretch of your growing tummy during pregnancy. The elasticity of the skin is maintained by essential fatty acids Omegas 3, 6 and 9 which produce the skin’s natural barrier. During pregnancy, a mama’s omegas are needed elsewhere to support her baby’s development, including the baby’s brain and eyes. Therefore, leaving the skin’s stock of omegas running low.
Pregnancy stretch marks develop in the middle layer of the skin, the dermis. This layer is filled with collagen and elastin fibres which help the skin to move and stretch. Due to the lack of elasticity and depleted omega stores, the collagen matrix can sometimes tear vertically, resulting in a stretch mark.
The red or purple appearance of pregnancy stretch marks is due to the tear in the dermis. The stretch mark makes the blood vessels below visible through the top layer of skin.
Dry, stretching skin tends to be itchy or uncomfortable as your skin is having to accommodate for your growing bump. The extra tension which your skin is placed under during pregnancy can feel itchy or uncomfortable. This itch is not a direct result of pregnancy stretch marks, they just occur at the same time and are indicators that your skin is changing.
An itchy belly is the first sign that your skin is adapting to the ever-growing baby who has set up camp in your tummy. Itchy skin does not necessarily mean you will develop stretch marks but it’s a good indicator that you should consider beginning your stretch mark prevention routine.
Using your Tummy Rub Scrub 3-4 times a week will gently polish and smooth the skin on your bump. Apply your Tummy Rub Butter or Tummy Rub Oil twice a day over your boobs, bump and thighs to relieve your skin and mega-moisturise your skin.
As with anything, if your skin is uncomfortable or you are concerned, please speak to your healthcare professional.
Will my tattoos stretch during pregnancy? / How your boobs could change during pregnancy / Are stretch marks genetic?
No Post Tags
Alongside food, travel and writing, skincare is one of my greatest loves. I'm a self-confessed skincare junkie, and product hoarder! Luckily that means I'm ingredient savvy and confident I know what makes a fab skin care routine.
2019-01-24 12:30:20 •
By Elise Parkes
2019-01-18 15:51:02 •
By Tilly Henshaw
Mamas-to-be often ask are stretch marks genetic? We've got the skinny on what stretch marks are, why you get them and how you can prevent them.
2019-01-15 16:43:00 •
By Elise Parkes
2019-01-05 07:45:04 •
By Elise Parkes