I’m doing everything I can to prevent stretch marks while I’m pregnant. At 19 weeks pregnant, I’m lathering myself up with this oil and these lotions every morning and every night. To be honest, I would lather up 10 times a day if it made a real difference. So today I am letting you all in on my little secret … I’m sharing my favorite lotions and oils that will hopefully prevent me from getting stretch marks through all 9 months of pregnancy (fingers double crossed).
Preventing Stretch Marks 1 of 4
I admit I might have started lathering on these products long before my stomach started to stretch, but better to be over-prepared rather than under-prepared, right?
Jason Cocoa Butter 2 of 4
I can't say enough amazing things about the Jason Cocoa Butter Hand and Body Cream. I've written about it on Babble two previous times (seen here and here). Not only does it smell fantastic, but it also soaks up into my skin instantly and gives my body a glow. Most importantly, it is free of harsh chemicals, petrolatum, sodium lauryl or laureth sulfates, parabens and phthalates. So I know I am using a clean and gentle product for both baby and myself.
Get it at Jason $7.97
Zoe Organics Belly Oil 3 of 4
I have been using this product for about 7 weeks, and I am LOVING it. It melts into my skin and does not leave a greasy residue, which I was very happy about. After my evening shower, I apply it all over my belly, hips, and breasts. Its subtle lavender scent calms me down immediately. I previously wrote a full review on Zoe Organics Belly Oil early in the month.
Get it at Zoe Organics $20
Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula 4 of 4
A few weeks ago one, of my amazing friends sent me a care package full of pregnancy goodies. It was the most thoughtful gift, and I felt like a kid at Christmas looking through each item with the adorable note she attached to why I need to be using each one. The Palmer's Cocoa Butter was in the package, and although I have naturally heard of it (it's the go-to cocoa butter), I actually hadn't tried it yet. I have been keeping it in my bedside table and using it every night for the past few weeks. The rich formula (it's a little thicker than the Jason brand mentioned above) truly feels like butter melting into my skin. And the smell is delicious yet not overpowering. The ingredients aren't as naturally clean as my first two picks, but it's still a favorite for my growing baby bump.
Get it at Drugstores $6.29