Bodily The Everything Bra
Wearing a proper bra to accommodate the growth and change in shape of your breasts during pregnancy may aid in avoiding stretch marks. It’s important for pregnant women to always use a comfortable, supportive bra and continue the habit while breastfeeding. Stay away from anything that’s too tight or constricting, and pick a soft fabric to avoid irritating sore nipples.
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Earth Mama Organics Belly Bundle
This moisturizing duo doubles down on tightness and itchy skin when you need relief while also maintaining hydration for your pregnancy body by keeping the skin pliable. The two together are rich, luxurious and most importantly, safe for mom, baby and the environment. (PS: Despite its name, this set is good to be used anywhere for skin care.)
Earth Mama Organics, $40
Dermaclara Silicone Stretch Mark Kit
Apply these large medical grade silicone patches early in pregnancy as preventative care, or use on areas with an existing appearance of stretch marks. Silicone, when applied to the skin, creates a microclimate that naturally encourages healing while it regulates collagen production and boosts elastin. This kit is safe to use during all trimesters and can also benefit old stretch marks that have already turned silver.
Mama Mio Tummy Rub Butter
This award-winning moisturizer is clinically proven to preserve and maintain your skin’s elasticity. Touted as one of the most resilient stretch mark creams, it’s crafted with omega fatty acids, antioxidants and yummy natural ingredients, like almond oil, coconut oil and shea butter. It’s dermatologist-tested and has an approval rating of 98 percent from other mamas.
Mama Mio, $29
Shaklee Collagen-9 Powder
Increased collagen and elastin promote skin regeneration that can improve appearance and reduce scarring. Adding a collagen powder is a great additional treatment option to whatever you’re applying topically to get rid of stretch marks. This powder packs 10 grams of collagen per serving along with vitamin C and amino acids.
Anese That Booty Tho Scrub
Boasting a better booty in a jar, this walnut shell scrub tightens, softens and adds glow to your hips and backside, areas of which can also be affected by rapid weight gain or loss from pregnancy and beyond. While you’re already in the buff, use this buffing treatment to add some bliss to your beauty routine.
Chantecaille Retinol Body Treatment
If you need something stronger after pregnancy and are no longer breastfeeding, this powerful body cream is infused with encapsulated Retinol and vitamin E for smoother, firmer looking skin. It’s a bit of an investment, but it’s a worthwhile alternative to laser therapy, microneedling and other upper-tier treatments. (Note once more: Retinoids are NOT safe for pregnant woman and are not recommended while breastfeeding.)
Welly Water Bottle
Technically, hydrating will not help you in the stretch mark department, but water does increase the overall presentation of your skin and benefits the body in many other ways. Even if it’s not a miracle-worker for scars, drinking enough water should still be part of your skin-care regimen, not to mention your daily routine. Utilize a premium reusable bottle that keeps water cooler for longer. Our pick is the Welly line of stainless steel bottles, mugs and tumblers.
Stricura Scar Treatment
This peptide-packed formula plays double-duty and has glowing reviews from customers for treating both wrinkles and stretch marks. Ingredients including potent peptides, marine collagen extract and elastin are combined into a rich, emollient cream that’s easily absorbed.