Before Rene left for work overseas, he asked me what pasalubong I wanted. I told him aside from POMEGRANATE, TAMARIND and BERRIES, I wanted PALMERS Massage Lotion for stretch marks. He came home with all I requested and an additional product, PALMERS Oil. He said that the sales lady in Thailand recommended it to him.
I started using these the same time. A friend of mine told me that you mix oil and lotion on your palms and apply it at the same time for better absorption. So every time I took a shower, I felt itchy or bored and before bedtime, I applied it 2- 3 times a day. However, I did not apply it on my breasts thus the only place I have stretch marks on. DON’T FORGET TO APPLY IT ON YOUR BOOBS TOO!
After this concoction, I experimented with Argan Oil and Coconut Oil too. Still with the same lotion but depending on my mood, I would mix a different oil. For the last trimester, I added BIO-oil and Palmers Stretch Mark Cream in my routine since I heard good reviews.
What else to consider:
GENES – They said that it really boils down to genes, my mother had stretch marks and told me that I might inherit it but she loved me so much she sent me Argan Oil and 8 bottles of Palmers Lotion and Cream.
DIET – Of course, the bigger you will get, the more chances of getting stretch marks, so I did not indulge. If I do indulge, I make sure that it’s on healthy food such as salads and fruits.
WATER – Drink a lot of water. Hydration is good for you, the baby and your skin. It strengthens the skin’s elasticity which explains why dry skin is more prone to stretch marks.
EARLY PREVENTION IS THE CURE! Start applying as soon as you know that you’re pregnant, for that added moisture your growing belly needs!
KEEP APPLYING FOR THE NEXT 6 MONHTS POST PARTUM! I applied it every day since giving birth since it’s constantly itchy from binder and I thought that who would use the remaining bottles? HAHA. It worked! I will show you my before and after pictures
To each is his own as they say, even if you followed all these steps, and you do get stretch marks, at least you would not have regrets, right? It is better to do something and regret it rather than not doing something and regret it.
I hope you have a wonderful pregnancy ahead of you!
Next on my blog is my first Ultrasound for only Php 200 pesos. Stay tuned!