Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Massage Cream helps reduce the appearance of stretch marks with a special blend of pure Cocoa Butter, Vitamin E, Shea Butter and Bio C-Elaste. This rich, cream concentrate helps improve elasticity and suppleness of stretching skin during and after pregnancy.
Retailers: Dis-Chem, Baby City, Baby Boom, Reggies and Toys R Us.
What we say:
There are so many things to consider about your body when pregnant, what you can and can’t eat, what exercises to avoid and so much more. Amongst these worries is what your body will look like after giving birth.
For me one of the smaller, yet important things I think about is stretch marks. Those unsightly scars left behind after your body has gone through some rigorous changes, almost as horrifying as cellulite, all women pregnant or not, worry about it. Prevention is better than cure, as they say, so making good decisions now will only help you in the long run. The most obvious choice to help avoid getting stretch marks, and recommended by so many is tissue oil, and for the first few months I used it regularly. The one issue I had was that after I had applied the oil is that it didn’t absorb into my skin very quickly, which left me feeling… oily, for a lack of a better description.
This is one of the reasons why I would rather recommend Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula, massage cream for stretch marks. The scent is subtle, and the cream absorbs quickly. So far I have no stretch marks yet, and I am in my third trimester. Everyone has different experiences with stretch marks, some never get them, some only appear in the last weeks of pregnancy and some strangely only after giving birth, but I think the best solution is to religiously lather yourself after every shower.