I have a few friends who are pregnant and the age old question has come up can you prevent stretch marks? From what I have researched some Dr’s. say genetics play the largest role and some say you can help prevent them with the various lotions and potions on the market. Of course a large part of prevention is plenty of water and staying in a healthy weight gain range (Hard to do when you HAVE to eat ice cream for two!).
I found if nothing else most of the lotions I tried did help at least ease the itching as my tummy grew. So here are some of the latest and greatest products for your growing tummies.
Tummy Honey Stretchmark Prevention Butter
TUMMY HONEY BUTTER is the ultimate solution for the prevention of new stretch marks by maintaining skin elasticity and moisture deep into skin layers.
TUMMY HONEY BUTTER is all natural, hypoallergenic, contains no water or petroleum and includes anti- itch ingredients to soothe those growing tummies!
TUMMY HONEY BUTTER is ideal for preventing stretch marks during pregnancy. It has a thick, oil-based formula that penetrates deep into the skin layers, maintaining skin moisture and elasticity for several hours. Tummy Honey BUTTER has a mild natural cocoa butter scent – no flowery or overpowering fragrances.
This ideal stretch mark prevention Butter is the winner of the iParenting Award for Excellence.
Tummy Honey Butter includes such key ingredients as Cocoa Butter, Lanolin, Shea Butter, Vitamins D and E, wheat germ oil, Vegolatum (a plant-based alternative to petrolatum), olive oil (a sworn-by remedy in middle eastern cultures), avocado oil, jojoba oil, sesame oil, almond oil, and aloe vera gel. Use twice daily for best results.
$19.99 BUY IT HERE.
Belli Elasticity Belly Oil 1.7oz
Stretchmarks are scars in the dermis caused by rapid growth of skin and tearing of the connective tissue matrix. Up to 90% of women will have them during their pregnancies.
Elasticity Belly Oil was designed to help reduce this risk. It features Gotu Kola extract and tocopherolï¿½ingredients shown in published research to decrease the chance of stretch marks by 39%. Cocoa butter provides deep, rich, moisture. The aromatherapy of lavender and sweet almond oil will soothe and calm your senses.
This product is also used in fine spas around the world as a luxurious prenatal massage oil.
Physician formulated. Safety researched. Allergy tested.
$42.00 BUY IT HERE.
NEW! Mama Bee™ Belly Butter
WHY IT WORKS: Cocoa Butter and Vitamin E aid the skin in retaining moisture and elasticity during your nine month stretch.
HOW IT WORKS: Smooth over belly after bathing or whenever your belly feels tight, dry, or itchy. To bounce your belly back to shape, continue to use post-pregnancy to smooth and tone skin.
$13.00 BUY IT HERE.
Stretch Marks Double Action
Specifically formulated to help prevent and minimize new and recent stretch marks due to pregnancy, in all vulnerable body areas (abdomen, breasts, hips and upper thighs).
* Safe to use while nursing and compatible with sonograms—efficacy tested under dermatological and gynecological control
* Helps the skin to better resist stretching and helps preserve the skin’s elasticity and suppleness
* Nourishes, softens and protects skin with oils and chlorophycea
* Hypoallergenic—specially formulated to minimize the risk of allergic reaction
$37.00 BUY IT HERE.