HAUTE MAMA: Latham Thomas, The Mama Glow

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If anyone knows about a mama’s glow, it’s the founder of Mama Glow – the US maternity lifestyle brand offering nutrition counselling, yoga and birth doula services – maternity expert and all-round goddess, Latham Thomas. Her book, Mama Glow: A Hip Guide to Your Fabulous Abundant Pregnancy, launched straight into the #1 slot on Amazon in November 2012, followed by the Mama Glow Film Festival with Christy Turlington; the Mama Glow Salon Series of panel discussions, and Mama Glow Icons, highlighting women who live the principals of the Mama Glow Lifestyle. I am beyond thrilled to have this completely fabulous advocate for pregnant women share her own pregnancy beauty secrets.

“My son is nearly 10 years old and I kept it really simple while pregnant. I used single ingredient products like pure shea butter, or choosing products with fewer than 5 ingredients total. I think the biggest thing for me is keeping the toxins out.

Dense creams, like Mama Mio Tummy Rub Stretch Mark Butter help protect the skin from dryness and help maintain skin’s elasticity. A formula rich in Omega 3, 6 and 9 will ensure your skin has the best fighting chance against pregnancy stretch marks.

The key to healthy, elastic skin is to exfoliate, prompting cellular renewal. Scrub it up with a chemical-free scrub, such as Basq Citrus Sugar Body Polish – designed to penetrate deeply for intense skin fortification and elasticity With the combination of natural ingredients, including shea butter and other nourishing essential oils.

I used good old coconut oil on my skin after the bath and for my hair as well. I also used it for my face and had impeccable skin during my pregnancy. Since my son was born in the summer the coconut oil offered UVA and UVB protection, too.”

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