Women and Stretch Marks
STRETCH MARKS ARE NOT A FUN THING TO HAVE.
I’ve had many conversations with women who look at their beautiful babies and couldn’t love anything more, and then they look down at their scar ridden stomachs and cry because they will never have that beautiful skin they once did.
No more bikinis, no more t-shirts that show that tiny bit of skin, it’s an instant ager.
The first question I always get asked is;
CAN THEY GO AWAY?
YES, I am here to tell you that it is possible!
They might not ever go away 100% to your nice youthful skin, but you can get rid of them to where you can barely notice them unless you're taking a really close look.
Being someone who has suffered from severe belly stretch marks due to pregnancy, I understand feeling gross and instantly old. Mine were very deep and dark purple; I didn’t feel confident enough to show my husband – the love of my life – any part of my stomach.
I would never trade my baby for anything and would gladly keep the ‘love tattoos’ (as I call them) for her, however I did want to regain my confidence and looking the way I did I thought it was impossible.
There are just so many things to learn when you are pregnant that you may find this Pregnancy and Childbirth Guide really helpful.
During my pregnancy I used 3-4 types of creams daily, along with Vitamin E serum, massage techniques and just about anything I could find that promised to keep them away. Nothing I tried worked, not even in the slightest.
I started reading the back labels of products in the store, and of the products I had been using. I realized that my little 8 ounce bottle of lotion held about 50 different items, half of which I wasn't even able to pronounce the names of.
I thought; "No wonder nothing works! With all of this stuff in there, if any ingredient was beneficial at all, it wouldn't be in enough of a quantity to actually do anything."
Especially since the first ingredient was generally water. I thought, "Why am I paying to rub thickened water on my skin? I could just do that in the shower!"
This is when I began my journey into natural health products, and trying to see what raw and organic items were able to do for me.
I ordered the first few ingredients that I thought would be most beneficial to reducing their visibility.
Within a few weeks I noticed they went from a dark purple color to a light pink and even a faded silver. I was so excited that I decided to share with other people the success I had.
There is a way to significantly reduce - and even make them vanish.
There are many ways to both prevent new stretch marks, and to treat existing ones.
What Should I Buy
Here are some natural ready to use products that are a great back up if you don't have the time or energy to make some yourself.