Don’t worry about stretch marks, just enjoy the smell …
Most women who go through pregnancy get stretch marks. As this is my first I’m not speaking from experience, but purely from some very light internet research. Depending on the source, the figure can be as high as 90% of all pregnant women.
Against these odds – and the fact that there’s no known prevention – efforts to oil and moisturise your body until it takes on the consistency of a seal seem futile.
Even so, I am a huge advocate of massage oil, more specifically, L’Occitane en Provence Almond Supple Oil.
Having checked and confirmed with my local store that it’s suitable for pregnant women – which not all oils are – I’ve since been starting every day with a post-shower, almond-scented massage.
I happily accept it may make no difference to my post-baby appearance. I’m just enjoying the few minutes of me-time applying it, and smelling sweet as a nut.
Has anyone tried any other oils or moisturisers they’d recommend? And, whether you’re male or female, do you care at all about stretch marks?