I’ve become a master at keeping bellies smooth. Thanks to tips gathered from friends around the world, I’ve developed a routine that kept my belly stretch mark free even though I gained 45 pounds with my son (which is almost 50% of my body weight as I weigh 96 pounds!). So here it is, I have shared this with dozens of friends and they all swear by it (even the ones who are genetically pre-disposed to stretch marks). It’s highly coveted amongst my friends and family because no one is as obsessive or insane as I when it comes to skincare so they rely on me to do all the experimenting 🙂
1. Mustela Stretch Marks Intensive Action $37- rub this on your belly BEFORE any other oils or lotions.
2. Mustela Specific Support Bust– did you know breasts get stretch marks too? Apply this twice twice a day to keep saggy away (or ask your hubby to do the honors, trust me, he won’t complain!)
3. Dr. Hauschka Blackthorn Oil $26.95- THIS IS AWESOME. All the bikini models I know in Hollywood swear by this. Rub all over belly, hips, and thighs. (You can also buy this at Wholefoods)
1-3. Repeat morning routine and add the following:
4. Palmer’s Cocoa Butter with vitamin E $4.99- this is only 5 bucks so buy it by the truckload! I’d lay in bed every night and massage this on my belly as I watched tv (again, hubbies are eager volunteers for this duty!)
The above steps are MANDATORY! Do not skip one single step! I know it sounds like a lot of work and it IS! But it beats laser surgery later on. I was a greasy mess the entire pregnancy but you should see my belly now 🙂
For tired legs – Mustela Instant ComFort Legs 4.2 oz
All over body lotion (you can use the blackthorn oil or cocoa butter but this is less greasy) – Mustela Ultimate Hydration 6.7 oz
So I’m totally senile and it was Terry who got stretch marks and not Kelly, clarifying it cuz she’s now all bent out of shape and sending me photos of her belly to prove it. Sorry Kel!