Oh, Baby! Marisa Miller Talks Pregnancy Pics, Skincare & Staying In Shape
Posted Tuesday December 4, 2012 2:25 PM GMT
Oh, baby! Model momma-to-be Marisa Miller landed a feature on Allure magazine's latest blog—end result: a pictorial that leaves little to the imagination!
The 34-year-old stunner showed off her pregnancy glow for the Brian Bowen Smith spread, all while dishing on topics from posing nude while expecting to her fitness routine.
On posing nude while pregnant:
"I always felt, even before I got pregnant, that it's better to accentuate your curves. A lot of women try to tuck their butt in or kind of slouch because they're trying to hide. Obviously, you can't suck it in, but it's important to really show off the belly. For some reason, for me, from the side, it looks the biggest, so that's what I tried to do."
On her current skincare routine:
"When I found out I was pregnant, the first thing that had to go was the acne medicine and chemical-filled face washes and lotions. I made sure everything was natural and organic, and I started reading blogs from other pregnant women. Everyone was talking about AfricanBlack Soap. It's made out of plantain ash, Vitamin E, and shea butter, and it worked really, really well. I felt so weird using soap because you think, Don't use soap on your face. Use a cleanser, something fancy. But I haven't had a breakout since my first trimester."
On her fitness routine:
"I'd heard that swimming feels so good when you're pregnant, and I love being in the ocean. I was even paddle boarding up until 17 weeks, but then my center of gravity and balance were completely off. I looked so funny standing up on the board with all that extra weight in front. I did Pilates five times a week during my second trimester, but it's so modified now, mostly stretching and breathing. It's easy to feel swollen and puffy, and moving really helps with the circulation."
By Nicole James
Photo Credit: Brian Bowen Smith for Allure