Especially during and after pregnancy, stretch marks are the beautiful and hard evidence of the wonderful things your body is capable of doing. Although traditional beauty trends may have pushed against them in the past, many moms and moms-to-be wear their stretch marks with pride!
That being said, just as it is fantastic to feel perfectly comfortable in your stretch marks, it’s also perfectly okay to want them to not show up! It is, after all, your body. You know best. Here are 3 of our favorite products for minimizing pregnancy stretch marks.
Burt’s Bees Mama Bee Belly Butter
Riddled with outstanding reviews, this fragrance-free product is one of our favorites. Moisturizing is one of the most important factors in preventing and minimizing stretch marks, and oh does this belly butter deliver.
Between the vitamin E, the cocoa butter, the shea, the jojoba, the sweet almond, and the soybean oils, this product will leave your skin feeling more than perfectly hydrated.
Lauren’s All-Purpose Salve
The appropriate oils are very important when it comes to keeping your skin hydrated, and all of the essential oils with fatty acids that you need can be found in this product.
Equipped with lavender oil and other skin-smoothing ingredients, such as shea butter, jojoba, and hemp, this salve is sure to make sure your skin is well moisturized and ready to test its own elasticity.
Paula’s Choice Retinol Skin-Smoothing Body Treatment
If you’re past the point of prevention and minimizing but you still want to fade away those stretch marks, then this is the product for you.
Prescription caliber retinol treatments are what will work best, but if over-the-counter is all that’s available to you, this retinol-based product is the next best thing. It’ll jumpstart your collagen production and help fade recent stretch marks. Make sure to only use this product, or any retinol product, after pregnancy and never before or during. If you need a product for before and during, you might want to consider the other two we’ve mentioned.
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