Lily Allen was spotted out and about at the UK premier of film, Tamara Drewe, this week, sporting a tidy little baby bump -and super-glam red lipstick! Most mums-to-be are anxious to avoid stretch marks, and the key to reducing the risk is to keep skin intensely moisturised so that it can stretch comfortably as pregnancy progresses. L’Occitane Ultra Rich Shea Body Cream is a tub of ultra-hydration and perfect for the job of keeping pregnancy skin as supple as it can be. Containing 25% Shea butter, it’s also full of extra moisturising agents such as flax extracts, marsh mallow, sweet almond and honey, as well as apricot oil. There’s more to it than keeping your tummy soft, though! Massaging a favourite lotion or oil over your bump allows you to have baby-and-me time pre-birth and ensures that you have some essential relaxation time. Try lighting a scented candle and playing your favourite music to make the time really special.

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