I am almost 24 weeks pregnant and my tummy has obviously swollen. It looks like a little balloon now, even though I only gained 6 kg. Many new mamas have concerns about how their body will change in pregnancy. Let me tell you one thing. I believe that if you are happy, satisfied, you do some exercises and think positive, your body will easily adjust. We've been created for this mission super mommies! Sure, you might feel heavier or see stretch marks for the first time, but remember, you are not alone! Pretty much every woman has them, and they are totally normal, beautiful consequences of our bodies growing and changing. Of course, all boils down to genetics I recon (Thank you mama!) But, there are also some beautiful products out there that can do miracles for you while your bumps grows.
- Mamma Mio The Tummy Rub Oil
- Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula - Massage Lotion for Stretch Marks
I'm a fan of natural products and I have tried a lot of them. I've been recently obsessed with Mamma Mio The Tummy Rub Oil. It's little on the expensive side, but it works wonderfully and it's perfectly safe for the baby. I put it on 2 or 3 times a day and the consistency is so good that I'm using it all over my body. Even for sunbathing. What I love about this product is that it's a blend of natural oils (almond, argan, avocado, rosehip) with to nasties in it (no parabens, PEG's, synthetic fragrance or colorants). It penetrates deep into the skin and soaks in around 15 minutes after applying. This is unlike some other oils for instance the celebrity loved Bio-Oil which leaves stains on your clothes. And it should not be called "bio" as it contains such a high proportion of mineral oil, which is known to clog pores and could eventually lead to break outs. Just saying. Tried, tested, but our relationship with Bio-Oil didn't last too long as it last with Kim Kardashian:)) The most popular in the stores and among mummies is probably the budget friendly Cocoa Butter from Palmers. It is rich and creamy, keeps the skin nicely soft and it's suitable for non preggies too. It contains cocoa butter, shea butter, collagen and vitamin E but unfortunately it's not all natural and didn't do the trick for me. I have also heard a lot of good things about Mustella Stretch Marks Double Action Cream. This product is definitely on my wishlist!
Verdict : the winner is.... Mamma Mio The Tummy Rub Oil! Perfection in a bottle!
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