Style queen Pippa O'Connor shares her unlikely pregnancy skin secret - that costs €5
Published 18/11/2015 | 07:26
Style queen Pippa O'Connor has revealed that she's been using nappy cream to banish spots during her pregnancy.
The stars of reality show Towie use Sudocrem to get rid of their blemishes, but model turned fashionista Pippa swears by a different brand.
"I've had lots of spots appearing all over my chin, which is pretty annoying. I get rid of one and another pops up," she said. "But I've been putting Bepanthen nappy cream on them, which is brilliant for drying out spots.
"I'm 14 weeks now and I'm feeling good and definitely not as tired as previous weeks. I'm always low in iron but it tends to get worse when I'm pregnant. So with the tablets and plenty of iron-rich foods that's definitely helping me."
While her break-outs are annoying, Pippa said she's having a good pregnancy so far and hasn't had to dig out the maternity wear just yet.
Pippa, who is mum to Ollie (two) with her husband Brian Ormond, has a few tricks up her sleeve for staying in her regular clothes as long as possible.
"I haven't really got a bump yet. It just looks like I've had a big dinner, so it's easily covered at the moment," she said.
"My normal jeans are starting to get uncomfortable, though. I was laughing the other day when someone sent me a message asking how I was wearing my skinny jeans - she said she was pregnant too and was using a hair bobbin to make the waist bigger. That's exactly what I was doing that day too and it works a treat."
However, the 31-year-old is already scouring the shops for when her bump gets bigger, and said that she always sticks to the high-street for her maternity wardrobe.
"I got two pairs of jeans in Topshop the other day and they look amazing," she said. "They're so soft and comfortable. They're the least maternity-looking jeans I've found."
Pippa swears she doesn't hit the gym to maintain her svelte figure and, luckily, she isn't experiencing any unusual cravings at the moment.
"I've had no cravings or anything crazy going on," she said. "Well, I could say I'm craving chocolate as I'm eating buckets of it - mind you, that's nothing new, so I can't blame pregnancy on that."
Meanwhile, her website Pippa.ie and her Fashion Factories are proving as popular as ever as she has already sold out a number of dates for 2016.
She will be guest presenting Xpose tomorrow and Friday and will also have a regular pregnancy slot.