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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

How I Prevent Stretch Marks

 Being pregnant, especially after going through IVF, is an amazing accomplishment. I am so blessed to be able to carry my child and bring her into this world. With that being said sometimes pregnancy is not all glamor and beauty. From the beginning one my "vanity" concerns was stretch marks. While every woman has them somewhere on her body, I wanted to at least try to prevent them on my belly.

I did a lot of research when it came to this, I obviously has the time while going through IVF, and started as soon as I found out I was pregnant. I came across the company Mustela through just googling stretch mark prevention and loved the reviews from other mamas to be. What's great about the company too is they have a baby & child line as well! 

The main reason I chose to go with Mustela is the cream is proven safe and effective for both mothers and babies and is 100% compatible with breastfeeding. I do plan to breastfeed and that was a big deal for me. I have been using the products on my breasts and no stretch marks there either! Their products are also Paraben, Phthalate, and Phenoxyethanol free. Hypoallergenic: specially formulated to minimize the risk of allergic reactions.
 How I apply stretch mark cream is usually after I shower. While in the shower I try to not make the water too too hot, I then use Dove Deep Moisture Body Foam to cleanse my body. This is the ONLY product I could stand the smell of in my first trimester. It leaves my skin super soft and moisturized which is key to preventing stretch marks. Twice a week I use Frank Body Scrub, if you follow the directions and leave it on for a few minutes your skin will be so soft and moisturized! I have been using this scrub for years and it's the only one I recommend. You can also find it at Ulta and on Amazon. 

Once I'm out of the shower I dry off and immediately apply the stretch mark prevention cream, I also just recently started using their Bust Firming Serum and have immediately noticed a difference! For the rest of my body, legs, arms, etc. I use Aveeno Daily Moisturizer.
 Right now Mustela is having a major sale for the holiday! Use Code: BLACKFRIDAY at check out and you will get 40% off you purchase. It's a great way to try out a new product and I promise you will not be disappointed. DO you have a way that has helped you stay stretch mark free?! I would love to hear about it in the comments below. Have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone and thanks for stopping by.

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