How to preventing Stretchmarks
Preventing stretchmarks is the key to not ever getting them in the first place. There are ways to make sure that during your pregnancy you won't have stretch marks afterward and that all you will have is the wonderful baby you have been carrying for nine months.
There are many over the counter measures you can take that will help you accomplish this and I will talk about something you can make yourself, too. The recipe is easy and will last a while so make enough to use for a month or so then you can make some more. You can start preventing stretch marks as soon as you know you are pregnant, if not before.
The recipe is as follows:
- 8 tsp beeswax, grated then melted
- 1 c cocoa butter
- 1 tbsp wheat germ oil
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 1 tbsp vitamin E oil
Melt the beeswax in a small saucepan over low heat then add all other ingredients. Mix together well. Store in an airtight container. Stir together before each use if the oils separate out. Rub onto the skin of your belly twice daily throughout your pregnancy.
The cocoa butter will help keep your skin soft while the beeswax locks in moisture. If the beeswax should harden again after the initial mixing just toss the whole mixture into the microwave to warm it up and remelt the beeswax. Stir well and rub the warmed lotion onto your belly.
Wheat germ oil, sesame oil and vitamin E oil all hold properties that aid in the nourishing and healing of the skin. They all can be found at your local natural food store. You may pay a little more for organic but it will be worth it in the long run.
If this does not appeal to you then you can go to the store and just get a good cocoa butter with no added preservatives. Make sure there are no additives or chemicals that could be absorbed by your skin and harm the baby. If you are unsure, take a list of ingredients to your doctor and she will tell you whether the product you have chosen is right for you and your baby.
Always read the labels and discuss anything new you want to introduce to your body. Everything you do affects that baby in some way so just be careful. It is better to be safe then sorry. You should continue to use the above homemade lotion well after the baby is born until your belly returns to normal size.
Anything that will nourish and moisturize your skin will help and there are quite a few things to try. This recipe is one of the best thing I have ever put on my body and I wish I had this recipe when I was pregnant. Mix it up and enjoy.
You will have done an excellent job of preventing stretchmarks and having one less worry after your baby is born if you have been diligent and used this product or anything else you have chosen to use. Just make sure that what you use is pure and has no preservatives.