Attention new mamas (or those who are looking to get into shape now that beach season has started), it’s time to invest in our best body boosters to beautify that post-baby bod. From hair loss to stretch marks, belly wobble to tired eyes – you’ll soon be looking fresh and fabulous from head to toe. So what are you waiting for? It’s time to say bye-bye body blues and hello hot mama!
THE BOOB BEAUTIFIER: Clarins Bust Beauty Firming Lotion, AED 293
Looking to boost those post baby boobs? Well we’re here to keep you abreast (no pun intended) on the product you need. Working to tighten skin all the way from the breasts to the chin, this creamy, nourishing lotion combats slackening skin from weight changes. Abundant in active ingredients, there’s pomegranate extract to refine and enhance the skin’s appearance whilst naturally tightening, vitamin B5 and sunflower phospholipids to moisturise and nourish, centella asiatica to support natural collagen production, and vu sua extract (a Vietnamese fruit) to firm the bust area, protect against free radical damage and boost collagen. Apply at night and you’ll soon be waking up to firmer, perkier breasts. Brilliant.
TUMMY: Mio Get Waisted, AED 235, SensAsia Urban Spas
A belly blitzer in a bottle, Get Waisted contains 7 ingredients designed to firm, tighten and fight flab – fast. Studies have shown that after a 21 day trial you can drop a jean size, simply by massaging one pump into your stomach for 30 seconds a day. Free from parabens, synthetic fragrances and colours, instead this stomach saviour contains extracts of seaweed, rock samphire, red algae and an oat protein complex to increase microcirculation, inhibit future fat storage and stimulate lipolysis (the process in which fat cells release their ‘energy’ to give your body fuel). Trials also showed a 71 per cent improvement in the appearance of dimply fat! So say bye-bye to the post baby belly blubber and hello abs-olutley flab-uless!
STRETCH MARKS: Bio Oil, AED 75 for 125ml, Bin Sin Pharmacies
Don’t let stretch marks stress you out, as with the brilliant Bio Oil, you can say see-ya to post pregnancy scaring and hello to smooth, supple skin. Formulated with calendula oil, lavender oil, rosemary oil, chamomile oil and vitamins A and E, it is highly effective in maintaining the elasticity of scar tissue whilst evening out skin tone and helping to reduce the appearance of stretch marks. Whether you use it as an all-over body oil or just on areas of concern, it plasticises skin and replenishes the natural oils, leaving you as silky soft as a baby’s bottom.
HAIR LOSS: Herbline Essentials Henna & Liquorice Shampoo, AED 99, and Conditioner, AED 79, Bin Sina Pharmacies
If Dubai’s hard water wasn’t bad enough, most mamas suffer from hair loss and thinning during and after pregnancy. So to get back that beautiful barnet, we highly recommend these 100% organic hair heroes. Using henna (a natural hair conditioner), there’s leadwort, liquorice and hemidesmus indicus to promote hair growth whilst also strengthening and safe guarding against future hair loss. They’re ideal for colour treated hair too as there are no harsh chemicals to strip away your highlights, and they help to de-tangle tresses to give you luscious locks.
UNDER-EYE BAGS: Glamglow Brightmud Eye Treatment, AED 330, Sephora
To perk up those peepers post pregnancy, look no further than this top treatment. Not only does it minimise the appearance of dark circles, fine lines and puffiness, it also hydrates and brightens the delicate eye area thanks to a host of minerals and nutrients that absorb toxins. Simply tap a layer onto the eye area, leave for 3 minutes then wipe off with a dry tissue. You’ll be looking wide-eyed and awake in a flash, no matter how little sleep you got!
THE WORKOUT: NYLA
To whip that body back into shape, fast, get yourself booked into a NYLA Method class – stat. Incorporating a mix of barre (think hard-core ballet moves), cardio, light weights, yoga and pilates, classes are designed to elongate and tone muscles whilst providing a seriously heart pumping workout to booming music. You can change your shape in just 2 weeks, and although you’ll work up a serious sweat, the hour will fly by and you’ll soon be giving Cameron D a run for her money! www.nylamethod.com
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