Stretch marks aren’t God’s way of saying you’re a bad person…they’re a sick joke bestowed on us that not even the Halle Berrys of the world would find funny.
Since wearing makeup to cover up nature’s unwanted beauty stamp isn’t practical, work to reduce the appearance of stretch marks daily with massage-friendly, effective products like these…
For over 80 years, Palmer’s Cocoa Butter has been the #1 brand worldwide which means you can easily put your trust in Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Tummy Butter ($6.99, in drugstores and online). Everyday, before and after pregnancy, massage ‘Tummy’ onto your belly which contains powerful Bio C Elaste, a combination of collagen, elastin, centella asiatica, sweet almond oil and argan oil to leave skin feeling softened, while the infused lavender helps you get a good night’s rest. Also use ‘Tummy’ for stretch marks that appear as a result of weight loss.
If time and opportunity is on your side without the looming threat of an indescent exposure arrest, cart on-the-go The Body Shop Cocoa Butter Moisturizing Stick ($16, thebodyshop-usa.com) with you to soothe your dry belly skin which helps prevent stretch marks. Packaging is 100% recyclable.
Moving away from cocoa butter treatments, consider an oil treatment like Belli Elasticity Belly Oil ($39, ulta.com) which is infused with Gotu Kola extract, Vitamin E and Collagen Hydrolysates to decrease the risk of stretch marks by up to 39%. The lavender and sweet almond oil fragrance of ‘Elasticity’ is pure heaven. Or maybe you prefer a cream, so try Noodle & Boo Perfecting Creme ($28, noodleandboo.com) – a light peptide*compound and a combination of avocado oil and cocoa butter which penetrates skin to prevent and reduce stretch marks.
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