Every woman fears stretch marks during their pregnancy. I thought I was blessed when I made it through my 9th month of pregnancy without a stretch mark on my belly, but no one warned me about stretch marks in OTHER places post pregnancy. As my weight returned to normal, my skin didn’t respond as quickly and those shiny maroon lines began to appear on my hips. Soon after I noticed them on my boobs too – most likely due to engorgement and breastfeeding.
Some women will tell you to wear your stretch marks proudly, as they are your battle scars from child bearing. They didn’t bother me so much, until I put a swim suit on the following summer and realized there really was no way to cover them up. As another year passed, they slowly faded on their own, but I am still left with white crevices in my skin that are clearly stretch marks to anyone else that may see them, including my toddler, who was very worried that I was “ripping” – yes, this was cute, but made it very obvious that ANYONE can spot these nasty lines!
You never know if you will get stretch marks and your best bet is to check with your mom and see if she had stretch marks. Since stretch marks appear from the skin being stretched beyond its normal range, keeping your skin moisturized will most likely help with elasticity. The people over at Pure Romance know that even through your pregnancy you want to feel pampered and feminine, so they added a new body oil to their awesome range of products.
Save My Skin is a nutrient rich oil that helps to reduce the appearance of stretch marks. It provides silky smooth moisture to expanding skin and doesn’t have a heavy smell. For only $24, you get a 4oz bottle that can last you through about a month or two of your pregnancy. You can check out other Pure Romance products and get something special for that someone special in your life! No need to wait on long lines, and you can shop in the comfort, and privacy of your home! You can connect with Pure Romance on Facebook and Twitter, plus check out their site to learn how to host a party!