When I got pregnant one of the first things to cross my mind was my body. I am beginning to go through the craziest beauty challenge known to woman and the biggest question was… Am I going to get strectch marks!!!!!
I know that stretch marks are genetics related and if it in my genes I will get them no matter what. But I still knew I was going to do everything in my power to prevent them.
So I began searching high and low for the top preventative products and reading reviews. Eventually I came across the Mustela Double Action Stretch Mark Cream. So I checked out their website and I noticed that their products were exclusive to mommies and babies, which I really liked and may have been the deciding factor in choosing this cream. It is about $40, you can get it at stores like Nordstrom or for a limited time you can get the Belly and Bust kit at Babies “R” Us for $39.99. I didn’t give myself a budget for a preventitative cream because you can’t put a price tag on this woman’s body!
Another thing I noticed are their ingredients Elastoregulator, Avocado Peptides, Lupeol, and Alpha Hydroxy Acid which all mixed together makes this magical cream that helps enhance the elasticity of your skin and can potetionally prevent stretch marks!!! Ok sold.
When I received the Stretch Marks Survival Kit-Belly and Bust, I was about 20 weeks and was so excited I tried it that same night. Ok first, it smells great (I cannot stand the smell of coco butter). Second, it’s has the right amount of creaminess, which is very important to me because I hate lotions that are watery or too thick.
I then began to lather my belly every night which I love doing because it became a before bed bonding time for mommy and baby. My little prince feels me rubbing and then all of sudden he becomes karate kid (his little feet feel so f-ing cute!). I haven’t gained much weight anywhere else on my body but after my morning shower I also rub Mustela on my thighs and ASSets. You can never be too safe ;) Can’t you kinda tell my bottles are almost empty!
I am now 35 weeks and it is with great pleasure and excitement to inform you that I am stretch mark FREE! Yayyy I couldn’t be happier. I will take the sleepless nights, and endless trips to the restroom any day over stretch marks! Haha
Two other little things I do to stay stretch mark free are:
1. I put about about 10 drops of 100% pure Jajoba oil into my body wash. It isn’t oily and it keeps the moisture locked in. You can get this at your local Whole Foods store.
2. And I hear keeping hydrated will help, I drink water all day long!
I will keep you guys updated after the baby is born. If I do get them I will be a tigress who earned her stripes dammit! But honestly, I don’t think it will be the end of the world, I will wear them as proud medals of motherhood!