Looking after sensitive skin during pregnancy

Looking after sensitive skin during pregnancy

I have extremely sensitive skin and there have been many times when I have had an allergic reaction to a product that claimed to be hypoallergenic. As I have got older my skin has become even more sensitive and now, in my late 30’s, I’ve developed rosacea. A skin condition that leads to a reddening of the face. It also often leads to my skin feeling sore and itchy, with nasty spots. I am currently 32 weeks pregnant and I have been suffering with increasingly sensitive skin since the first trimester. My rosacea has also been worse and I have often gone to bed with a hot, sore and red face. Sensitive skin during pregnancy After a particularly sore rosacea flare-up I decided that I needed to re-assess my skincare. I wanted to start using products that were suitable for my hypersensitive and hormonal skin. I did some research and found the most gentle skincare ranges for my particular skin concerns. And I started to use them. Every morning and evening. I developed a proper skincare regime and my skin has felt so much better as a result. I will write more about the products I have introduced in a few weeks time. In the meantime, I thought that I would share my current morning and evening skincare routines and pass on a few tips that I’ve learnt on how to deal with sensitive skin prone to rosacea. I have also produced a video to accompany this post. The vlog contains more info about the products that I am currently using and my initial thoughts on them. If you enjoy the video then please remember to give it a thumbs up and subscribe to my YouTube channel. My morning routine...
Little Miss H at 3 years old – My Captured Moment

Little Miss H at 3 years old – My Captured Moment

Little Miss H celebrated her birthday yesterday. She is now three years old. To celebrate, I thought that I would share one photograph of our darling daughter from every month of her life. It has been lovely putting these photo collages together. I have been able to see how her little face has changed. How her expressions have developed and how she has become the person she is today. It will also be wonderful to look back on these pictures in future years. To be able to see how our little girl has grown up month by month. Little Miss H’s first year     Little Miss H’s second year     Little Miss H’s third year     Happy birthday Little Miss H. Mummy and Daddy love you to the moon and back. Hugs Lucy xxxx PS. Once again I have linked up with My Captured Moment, a beautiful linky run by my gorgeous friend Heledd who blogs at Running in Lavender. The idea is simply to share photographs that have captured a special moment in life. A moment to treasure forever....
Sunday Stars – 08/05/2016

Sunday Stars – 08/05/2016

Welcome back to Sunday Stars. Happy Sunday. I hope that you are all having a lovely weekend and that you’re enjoying the beautiful weather. I am loving the sunshine. And Little Miss H is always happy when she gets to play outdoors. I don’t know where the last month has gone. April seems to have flown by and we are already a week into May. I am now 29 weeks pregnant and I know that the next 11 weeks will zoom past. But we have a huge to-do list to get through before Little Mister H arrives. I really hope that we can get through it all. Sunday Stars This linky is designed to give bloggers a place to share their favourite posts; old and new. If there is a post that you are particularly proud of or a post that you feel did not receive the love it deserved then please link it up. We would love you to join us. Thanks so much to the gorgeous Katie from Mami2five for hosting last week and thank you to everyone who linked up. Last week’s star post Katie’s star post from last week is by the beautiful Kaye at Hello Archie. Her hysterical post, If you’re having baby worries then I am there for you mums, I got 99 thoughts and my fiance has … 1, is fantastic. And it is definitely a post that I can identify with. Especially as I have had a lot of the same thoughts. If you haven’t read this post then please go and have a look. It will certainly make you laugh. This week’s Sunday Stars This...
The body confidence challenge

The body confidence challenge

A few weeks ago, the lovely Jules who blogs at Pondering Parenthood tagged me to take part in the body confidence challenge. The challenge was originally created by Eilidh at Mummy and Monkeys. Elidih pointed out that we very rarely look in the mirror and see something we like. It is much easier to find the things that you dislike or want to change. But isn’t it time we were kinder to ourselves? Isn’t it time we take a moment to really look at ourselves in the mirror and appreciate the features that make us beautiful and unique? That is why this challenge was born. And the idea is simple. I need to look at myself in the mirror and pick 5 features from my face or body that I really like. Then next time I look in the mirror and think ‘yuck’, I can give my confidence a boost by remembering that I have many beautiful features. The five things body confidence challenge I have never had the greatest body confidence. There have been times in my life (often coinciding with depressive episodes) when I have hated most things about myself. Particularly my physical appearance. At those times I have thought of myself as truly hideous. Since going to university (back in the 90’s) my weight has fluctuated hugely. And there were times when I would alternate between starving myself for days and then binge eating and making myself very sick. It is only since being in my 30’s that I have actually felt more confident in my skin and happy with my appearance. I know that I am not a supermodel but...
My Monthly Bucket List – May 2016

My Monthly Bucket List – May 2016

Where did April go? The past few months seem to have been flashing before my eyes. I’m in shock that we are now entering the fifth month of the year. I can’t quite believe that in less than three months, we will hopefully get to meet Little Mister H and our second rainbow baby will complete our family. I know that the next few months will fly by. And yet we have so much that we need to do before baby boy arrives. I have a very long to-do list to get through before our family grows. To help me plough my way through everything on my to-do list, I decided that I will join in with the beautiful Beth at Twinderelmo and her Monthly Bucket List linky. I joined in with this linky for a while last year and it helped me feel more organised and in control. My bucket list – May 2016 Work on the house This is the month when work is finally going to begin on our house. We moved in August last year but have barely done anything to our new home since then. But next week, we will be having our current heating system ripped out and a new one installed. At the moment, we have a very old-fashioned hot air system. And before we can move forward with our plans for a basement conversion we need to change our heating and have the huge pipes that fill our basement and loft removed. Then a week later, we are having our loft boarded and a hatch and ladder installed. I know that this work isn’t very...

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