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Best Stretch Mark Prevention During Pregnancy

June 7, 2021

Into your second trimester, if it already hasn’t, your belly will start to grow. And grow. Rapid growth of any part of your body can result in stretch marks on your skin. Women most commonly get stretch marks on their abdomen, and sometimes even on their breasts due to pregnancy.

So, how do you prevent stretch marks?

Many women swear by moisturizing their skin to help prevent stretch marks. So, we’ve done the research for you. In this article we’ve listed the best stretch mark creams for pregnancy, as rated online.

Burt’s Bees Mama Bee Belly Butter

This has received rave reviews (and a LOT of them too), and at a price tag of just $11, we’re ready to slather this all over our belly too! It contains cocoa, shea, and jojoba butters and is formulated specifically for moms-to-be.

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Palmer’s Tummy Butter for Stretch Marks

At just $8.60, this is a great product you can try out. It also claims to not only moisturize but tone at the same time! Love a multi-tasking product!

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The Body Shop Cocoa Butter Moisturizing Stick

The Body Shop makes this product to help with stretch marks and to soften rough patches on the skin. It has an average of 4-stars on and has a reasonable price tag at $13.70.

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Stretch Marks & Scars Cream by Sieva Skincare

This product has received an average of 4.5 stars on Amazon and says that it can also be used after pregnancy to get rid of existing stretch marks as well. The product says it can diminish stretch marks, firm and tighten skin, and prevent new stretch marks from appearing. Additionally, this product is FDA approved and contains shea butter, cocoa butter, olive oil, jojoba oil, rose hip oil, and vitamin E.

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Strexderma Stretch Mark Cream

This is another product that got high marks on Amazon. The description says that it is made with organic ingredients and says that it delivers rapid, visible reduction in the appearance of stretch marks. Yes, I also read “rapid.” So, if you are looking for a quick fix, this just might be the choice for you!

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Fading Stretch Marks and Scars Cream by Body Merry

This product is also considered a #1 Best Seller on Amazon for maternity skin care. It lists the ingredients as organic cocoa butter, shea butter, vitamins E, C, B3, and B5, just to name a few. It also includes a 90-day money back guarantee, which makes it that much easier to invest in.

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Bio-Oil: Multiuse Skincare Oil

Finally, this product is for scars and stretch marks. It also is supposed to help with the appearance of uneven, dry, and aging skin. With over 2,700 reviews at a 4.5 star rating, this product definitely has proven to be a customer favorite.

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DIY Creams

Pinterest has a plethora of DIY creams that you can make with a handful of products you may already have in your medicine cabinet. You can find these popular Pins here.

Although these creams are one way to help fight stretch marks, the most important thing to help with skin dryness is to be sure you are keeping yourself extra hydrated, staying active, and eating healthy throughout your pregnancy.

Is there a stretch mark cream you’d recommend?

Author Bio

Lacey Pappas

Mother of 2 silly boys and a new baby girl. Happily married. Love to laugh, inspire others, take pretty photos, and curl up with a good book.