At 33+5 weeks I can hesitantly say I don’t have any stretch marks (yet). I’m really hoping it stays this way but I am also expecting to explode any day now and when that happens I imagine the dreaded stretch marks will appear.
I don’t know if I have just been lucky so far, but I have been using two products which I think have helped to keep the stretch marks away. Every morning, the first thing I do after I brush my teeth is apply Palmers Cocoa Butter Massage Cream for stretch marks to my bump. You can buy this from Boots for £6.99. The best thing about it is its smell, it’s yummy!
I also apply Bio-oil straight after I shower, I feel like this is the more effective of the two has it has more moisture. I buy this from Boots, and it’s £8.99. The only downside is it leaves your hands (and dressing table) sticky and it doesn’t smell quite as edible as the cocoa butter! I use both products daily and I’m keeping everything crossed that this continues to keep me stretch mark free throughout my pregnancy.
While we’re on the topic of products, there are three other products that are currently lifesavers. I’ve been struggling with sleep since around 28 weeks, I’m lucky if I get more than 5 solid hours a night. So, as you can imagine, the dark circles under my eyes are growing day by day. My current lifesavers:
- Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum- Synchronized Complex II (£46 from Boots)
- Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair- Synchronized Recovery Complex II (£44 from Boots)
- Giorgio Armani Master Corrector Concealer (£27 from Selfridges)