How to Avoid Stretch Marks During Pregnancy

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Tiger stripes, badges of honor…there are many euphemisms for stretch marks brought on by pregnancy. But the fact is, no woman actually wants these skin scars. That doesn’t mean you won’t wear them with pride (as you should!), but you could certainly do without. Unfortunately, it’s pretty difficult to get rid of stretch marks once they’ve made an imprint. So your best bet is to do everything in your mommy power to avoid them from the get-go. Here’s how…

While being pregnant with twin girls, I’ve learned a lot about how to care for my body – inside and out. Admittedly, stretch marks have been a high-ranking priority. So I’ve tried a few solutions and found the ones that work best for keeping skin hydrated and elastic. Coupled with these tips, I’m confident you, too, can avoid stretch marks during your pregnancy. Watch and listen to the video for more details.

  1. Talk to your mom
  2. Focus on specific areas
  3. Slather instead of scratching
  4. Start now – the earlier the better!
  5. Apply often (or whenever you remember)

Your stretch-mark skincare shopping list:

Out of Africa Shea Body Oil with Vitamin E

  • good nighttime moisturizer
  • multiple scents to choose from
  • added antioxidants
  • paraben-free
  • sulfate-free

SheaMoisture Mommy Firming Massage Lotion

  • perfect for day or night
  • raw shea
  • cruelty-free
  • gluten-free
  • paraben-free

Motherlove Pregnant Belly Salve

  • soothing, herbal spa aroma
  • with shea butter
  • relieves itchy skin
  • no preservatives or artificial fragrances

Weleda Stretch Mark Massage Oil

  • smooth, oily texture
  • absorbs quickly
  • with almond oil & arnica extract
  • no synthetic preservatives, fragrances or colorants