So your body has been stretched thanks to all that wonderful pregnancy weight gain…and maybe your body is back, but what about your skin. I have a few favorite concoctions that I create…yes create! During my pregnancy and through years of competing in figure and fitness I learned that taking care of your skin is just as important as what you put in your body when it comes to how you look. And, I have stretch marks, on my boobs, my thighs and my butt. I got the ones on my thighs when I was younger and started dancing. The others, they came during pregnancy – one morning I woke up and it looked like a cat had scratched my thighs in the night while I was sleeping. I had big vertical red marks, and oh, my hips, they were everywhere, and I only gained 40 pounds. The sad thing about stretch marks is there is no one thing that will keep you from getting them, but there are products that can minimize how they look. 20 months after having my daughter, unless I point out my stretch marks to you, you won’t be able to see them. So, how did I do it…
Daily happy skin: After every shower – rub Johnson & Johnson’s baby lotion all over your body (have done this since I was a baby)
During pregnancy: Combine in your palm and then rub all over Bio Oil and Palmer’s Coca Butter, after every shower and then again one other time during the day. If skin feels itchy add an additional lather!
Post pregnancy: Same combo as during pregnancy. Have a little bit of dimply skin? You can think the hormones and weird pregnancy cravings for that. Make sure you are removing saturated fats from your diet, but also use Nivea’s Goodbye Cellulite Gel Cream – the patented L-Carnitine really does the trick, however I don’t recommend using this if you are nursing or trying to conceive again. There are no studies showing this to be harmful, but better to be safe!
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