Updated: Oct 26, 2022
I got stretchmarks in middle school as my bust expanded and then my legs started showing visible signs in high school and throughout college. Some came and went. Most have faded leaving only the faintest evidence that my body matured over time.
Mama, you're use to the ones you've seen each day in the mirror and as you shower and when you're lotioning, but you know for a fact that the new pregnancy belly needs that TLC as it expands quicker than anything else has.
There are so so so many options of topical creams. Have you asked you mom and besties that have been through pregnancy yet?
Here are some good options for skincare to help combat the marks coming on from pregnancy. 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.
Easier to get your hands on at a local store such as a pharmacy or Target is 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!
Clarins also makes a yummy solution- Body Partner Stretch Mark Cream. This formula is free of volatile silicones, fragrances, colorants. We are happy to see it is tested and recommended by pregnant women.
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.
Rock that bod, mama! #LaFlorBaby