Posted by Jacquie at 4:41 pm
Pregnancy is an interesting time for most women – myself included. Coworkers have been watching me go through all kinds of changes, from hormone surges to walking around scratching my ever-expanding belly (with a mini tummy tuck or full tummy tuck surgery being an option after I’ve finished giving birth). There is not much I can do to help with the hormones and the random tears that often sneak out. I have, however, been trying every product I can find to reduce the itching, and with any luck, keep the stretch marks at bay.
I am eight months pregnant, and I have a cupboard full of different lotions containing vitamin E oil and cocoa butter. Most have done nothing for me. It seems that either I had to keep applying the product in only a short amount of time, or it looked like I had butter on my skin. Instead of being absorbed by my skin, sometimes they would just stain my shirt! Belly Balm by Belly Basics is different.
Receiving Belly Balm from a friend, I excitedly applied it to my tummy, breasts, and bum the first chance I got. I was pleasantly surprised by the non-greasy, moisturizing feel. The smell of Belly Balm was pleasing as well; soft and calming, and not way overpowering. It contains cocoa, shea and mango butter. These ingredients are supposed to help relieve the itches and help prevent stretch marks.
I have been using the Belly Balm pregnancy cream for a few months now, and I am very pleased with the results. I apply it in the morning and in the evening, and honestly, it seems to be really helping. I haven’t strolled around the office scratching in awhile!
As for my first signs of stretch marks, well these horrible red lines seem to just run in the family. I don’t think the fair skin helps either. Even with the use of Belly Balm, I truly feel nothing can stop them from showing up.
I have nine weeks left, and I am sadly running out of the wonderful pregnancy cream that has truly saved me from insane scratches day in and day out. Nooooo! (I’ll have to order more from www.bellybasics.com) I suggest that every mom-to-be with the itches try Belly Balm to get rid of some discomfort.
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