How to prevent and minimize stretch marks
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I am 30+ weeks pregnant with my 4th child and have two very small ( about the size of a quarter) stretch marks. Crazy right? I think my belly must have skin that is super stretchy, which helps. However I also think I do some things to help prevent stretch marks. And I am about to share those things with you in hopes it will help you prevent stretch marks too.
First let me say that stretch marks are nothing to be ashamed of. They are your beautiful battle scares for the ones you hold so dear, your little babies! It goes to show how much you are willing to give up to get that little sweet pea in your arms safe and sound. So if you have your ” Tiger Stripes” you are so amazing!
That being said, I know that we as woman want to feel beautiful and stretch marks can sometimes get us a little down when we look in the mirror. So I will share some amazing tips that I have used for preventing and minimizing my stretch marks for the last 3 (almost4) kiddos.
try reading my other post on how to be less stressed as a SAHM
Drum Role Please… Here comes the good stuff.
First and far most let me introduce you to the seriously amazing Palmers stretch mark lotion.
Let me tell you, this stuff works wonders! It not only smells super good but I have used it since my first pregnancy and know it has been a key role in having close to no stretch marks. If you haven’t tried this stuff yet you should grace your bedside table with it for sure!
I usually rub it on after every bath or shower, but you could do it every night if you wanted.
Second is so yummy. If you already have stretch marks this is great for helping them disappear.
Try Coconut oil. It is a something so different you would raise an eyebrow but works great. And smells so tasty.
Rub this on every night before bed. We all love that pamper yourself routine before bed right? So this is a treat. And this can be used for countless other skin and body care routines so its totally worth getting. You also can’t beat organic.*wink
Work on keeping moisturized.
I think having dry skin helps those stretch marks along. Keeping your belly and breasts soft and moisturized will help in reducing your “tiger stripes.” Lotions can help. I don’t use a ton of lotion ( I probably should) but if that’s something you use a lot of it could only help.
Give Yourself Me Time.
It will help if you give a little me time to your routine. Your skin will love you for it and you will feel better about your tummy. I love to take a few minutes after the hubby and kiddos have gone to sleep to apply my Palmers Lotion and Coconut oil. I go to bed knowing it is doing its job on that 4th time pregnant belly.
I hope you will get the chance to try these amazing stretch mark helpers. I am so excited you are having the mommy pregnancy experience. it can be so fun. Congrats mom!
Lots of love Audria
Prevent and Minimize Stretch Marks
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