My skin feels tight!
No…I don’t mean “tight” as in that hella cool/rad/rocking way. I mean tight, as in a balloon that’s about to pop. 🙂
This is mostly because of what I’ve dubbed “The BG Zone,” aka “The Baby Girl Zone,” aka “My Tum and Boobs,” and even though the rational right half of my brain realizes that this is normal and just a prelude to bigger (haha) things to come, and that the real-deal fun is right around the corner, I’m still trying to brace myself, which includes incorporating some new skin and body care products into my routine, like these new products by Mustela.
They’re a French brand known for their skin care products for moms and babies, and they have a brand new line of lotions, balms and creams to help with stretch marks, body firming and itching…which happens sometimes when your skin feels stretched to its limits and you’re about two breaths away from bursting. The new Mustela Maternity Skincare line debuts online this month and at Target, Babies R Us and Buy Buy Baby stores.
“For over 60 years, Mustela has been an expert in skincare innovation for babies and mothers-to-be. Thanks to a strong foundation in dermatological research, Mustela products are safe, gentle, and formulated specifically for your baby’s delicate skin. Paraben-, phthalate-, and phenoxyethanol-free, Mustela is, most importantly, proven safe for you and your baby.”
In what may or may not still prove to be a futile attempt to prevent stretch marks (I’ll let you know!), I’ve been using the Stretch Marks Prevention Oil ($30) on my tummy, thighs and breasts every night after my shower for the past two weeks, followed by the Stretch Marks Prevention Cream ($46) the following morning. Sometimes I also add a layer of the anti-itch Soothing Moisturizing Balm ($23), which seems to work, although I haven’t had very serious itching anyway.
And for after Baby Girl arrives, I also plan to use the Body Firming Gel ($39) and Bust Firming Serum ($27).
So far, so good! I’m liking the new products. They’re real-deal moisturizing, and I dig the dainty floral scent, too. It’s rosy, with notes of musk, jasmine and a cool ocean breeze, ahh….
I keep reminding myself that the stretch marks may still come, so I’m not putting too much hope in a jar (or a tube), but I WANT TO BELIEVE!
Maybe that’s just the control freak in me…
For the moms out there, what are the best specialty pregnancy skin care (and other) products you’ve found? How about products or tips to prevent stretch marks? Inquiring minds want to know!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,