Q&A: Do stretch mark creams work?
Is there a stretch mark cream that actually works?
Don’t we wish! Your question made us laugh and cry because aren’t we all always on the lookout for the next great miracle cream?! You know the one that gets rid of our under eye circles, any wrinkles and blemishes, and of course, our cellulite.
All kidding aside, genetics play a big part in this, too, so don’t get down on yourself. Keep in mind that 75 to 90 percent of all pregnant women get some stretch marks and we’ve found that the best way to treat them is to prevent them in the first place. How? Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! There are a number of wonderful products on the market, all of them specific to your growing belly. We’re big fans of Earth Mama Angel Baby’s all natural skin care line. Their stretch oil is a fave amongst our clients as is their body butter. It’s also worth checking out Mama Mio Goodbye Stretch Marks and Erbaviva Stretch Mark Cream.
If you’re concerned that your stretching belly might also stretch your wallet, don’t despair, head to your local drug store and find a cream that works for you. It all comes down to what feels good to you, and whether your sensitive pregnant nose can handle the each brands unique fragrance. Also remember, that taking good care of yourself during this exciting time is important to your overall health. A balanced diet, moderate exercise, and lots and lots of water will do wonders for your complexion, shape, and your stretching stomach!