I didn't get any stretch marks from my pregnancy with Eva. My Mom and other family members all have stretch marks so I am definitely not on the "genetically lucky" train. I gained 33 pounds (about a third of my total body weight) throughout the pregnancy so I am also not on the "Oh you barely even look pregnant!" train. I blow up.
With all of that being said, here is my secret.
Since we're at it, here is the rest of my lotion routine. I use
In a pathetic attempt at not looking like an east coaster in the middle of the winter, I use
During the day, I use Oil of Olay moisturizer and
My skin loses it's mind when I am pregnant so I use
My night time bedtime routine takes about 20 minutes and my morning lotion routine takes about the same. When I am not pregnant, I add a Retin A product during my night time ritual to help with skin tone. I also rub pure vitamin E oil on my lips every night before bed.
Now you guys know what works for me. If writing this post cursed me into a belly full of stretch marks this time around, I can guarantee my house will be filled with big old crocodile tears and pouting. I will also blame you, dear readers, for the lines on my belly for jinxing me.
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