Whether you are a 15 year old supermodel or a forty plus year old Mother of many, you probably have some stretch marks somewhere. And while these beautiful warrior lines may be rejoiced by some ancient cultures, our current culture deems them something that has to go or fade.. and fast. And while we are all about embracing having them (because they are impossible not to have, so we may as well accept them) why not try to fade them with natural cremes and oils if we can?
Though mainstream talked-about potions like Mederma and Bio-Oil do work, they are far from natural and contain chemicals you may want to avoid – especially if pregnant or breastfeeding.
Here are our favorites that are perfectly safe, made ethically, and work just as well;
The oils from Tata Harper and Duchess Marden smell truly heavenly and feel like a treat when going on. Mama Mio’s entire line is devoted to safe (and cruelty-free) pre and post pregnancy care. With products like Boob Tube Bust & Neck Firmer, Lucky Legs Cooling Serum, and Get Waisted Body Shaper – these products are especially made for this time in your life (and beyond) when your body completely changes and is (let’s be honest) never the same again. The Mama Mio range feels and smells delicious and are used regularly at casa de Girlie. Other less expensive options are using a basic body butter or coconut oil (yes, even the kind you cook with works.) The gist is to keep the skin supple as it grows, though nothing can entirely wipe out stretch marks other than surgery. If you are pregnant, don’t forget to constantly moisturize the parts of your body that aren’t obviously growing (but do!) like your lower back (aka your muffin,) upper and lower thighs, breasts, and upper arms. These parts can shift too as your body moves and grows.
Have you tried any of these products or have a good stretch mark story? Share below!