Some women look at pregnancy stretch marks as earning your stripes. But I think, in the main, this is one accolade the majority of us would rather do without.
I believe that it’s mainly the luck of the draw when it comes to stretch marks – and no matter how much you oil up like a greasy chip it’s more down to genes than anything if you manage to avoid them.
But I think pregnancy pampering is nice too - and where’s the harm in hedging your bets and trying a few lotions and potions? Especially those that leave you smelling sweet rather than a bit sweaty…which is mainly how I feel at the mo lugging this massive bump about.
Asda’s Little Angels is a lovely range of products for both mum and baby – including a Maternity Stretch Mark Oil enriched with coconut oil and rosehip oil (£1.35 per 100ml bottle) and a Maternity Stretch Mark Cream containing cocoa butter and rosehip oil (currently £1 per 100ml tube).
I popped on my journalistic cap and did some digging. I discovered that the majority of the leading stretch mark oils and creams retail for around £10-£15 and yet share many of the same ingredients as the Little Angels products which are dermatologically tested and hypoallergenic.
The oil smells delicious and while moisturising has a dry matte feel once absorbed, meaning you avoid the oil slick effect. The cream also smells divine and is light and quickly drawn into your skin leaving it feeling fabulously smooth.
No they mightn’t deliver a miracle - but at those prices well worth a go I reckon. And at the very least you’ll feel pampered and smelling sweet. Result.
To buy online visit this link.
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