Updated: Jan 26
Your body is drastically changing week by week as your baby grows in your tummy. You may be wondering what is best to reduce and soothe those pesky stretch marks that are making their appearance.
There are endless options of topical creams. We recommend you some of our favorite moisturizers below.
Here are some good options for skincare to help combat the marks coming on from pregnancy.
Many women love applying shea butter once or twice a day.
Go to your local pharmacy or Target for Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Massage Lotion For Stretch Marks, Pregnancy Skin Care. Research reports that over 98% of surveyed women saw improved skin elasticity, texture and tone. Yes, please. Budget friendly.. yes to that too!
Stretchmarks Be Gone
SKINCEPTION reduces the appearance of stretch marks by up to 72.5%! Particular areas may be more vulnerable to the appearance too, especially at the end of the second trimester into the beginning of the third trimester (6 and 7 months pregnant). Don't fret if they come earlier.
Around the tummy and high on your thighs as well as the buttocks it is easy to notice from different angles. What To Expect calls these classic souvenirs of maternity. Are yours pink, red, brown or sometimes purplish streaks? All that is totally normal and to be expected. Little one has to make room in there. Your body has plenty of elasticity to return back to normal. Exercising regularly will help a great amount with elasticity. Massage creams and oils with ingredients of cocoa butter, olive oil, almond oil, vitamin E or coconut oil are effective at preventing stretch marks. TriLASTIN has the Basic Maternity Stretch Mark Prevention Routine available online. You can use just twice daily in your routine. We think you will absolutely LOVE the 15 botanical oils and extracts like vanilla, mango, orange and sugar cane.
BestReviews.Guide has put together a nice shopping list for you to check out as well! We mentioned Palmer's earlier in this blog (it made the list!).
Whatever you do, try not to itch your stretchmarks. Bio oils can help when they are irritated. We love bio-oils because they are pregnancy safe! Ingredients include vitamins and plant extracts. Hello to great skin elasticity while appearance of stretch marks and scars are heavily reduced when you add bio-oils into your routine. Dr. Rachel Nazarian, MD, FAAD, a board-certified dermatologist suggests that the "cocktail" is "naturally hydrating" and "good for repairing skin." Try Burt's Bees Mama Hydrating & Smoothing Skin Care With Vitamin E today. It is 100% natural. You will love lightweight body oil- the perfect soothing relief to bring your skin back to softness and glowy.
Vitamin A Goodness
Did you know that Vitamin A promotes the formation of new collagen and assists in skin renewal? Look for products that contain Vitamin A to see some great results, mommies.
Always remember, stretchmarks are not embarrassing and women of all ages and sizes get them. Whether you are gaining or losing weight based on your diet, exercise, or because of a pregnancy, feel confident in the skin you're in. You are beautiful! Keep doing amazing things. For more on body image and gaining that confidence back, check out our other blog.
Love the skin you're in, ma!