once a day and for at least 4 months after giving birth as your tummy shrinks back to size.Available from www.puresha.comHow to avoid stretchmarks
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about pregnancy and birth, they're a great opportunity to meet other parents-to-be going through the same stages as you. Massaging your bump with wheatgerm or vitamin E oil or cream will help to keep your skin supple and may even keep stretchmarks at bay
bump?You Your metabolic rate has risen by 20% so you'll feel hot and sweaty when everyone else is cold. Your tummy will be putting you off balance. Stretchmarks may also appear, especially on your breasts, bump and thighs.You may find the heartburn
. Try Mama Mio Tummy Toner, £45 for 100ml www.mamamio.co.ukGive any stretchmarks a helping hand by smoothing on a cream as soon as possible. Try Rodial Stretch Mark Eraser, £78 for 100ml - not cheap, but could be invaluable!
A pregnancy-safe formula that relieves dry, itchy skin and may help reduce the appearance of stretchmarks.Cost £8.95 for 60ml Why you love it Easy-to-apply and non-greasy, leaving skin supple and well-moisturised.View bio-oil.com
Silky soft and light pregnancy-safe oil that helps reduce the appearance of stretchmarks and Caesarean scars.Cost: From £7 for 100mlInfo: bio-oil.com
daughter, Phoebe, 9 months. ‘I’ve found it hard to cope sexually with how my body’s changed. I hate my stretchmarks, and am still 2st overweight. That stops me feeling sexy. ‘My husband James tells me I’m beautiful and that the weight doesn’t bother him
Red, sunburnt skinWhat you can do: Wear a cream with a higher SPF than usualWhat's safe: Most aftersun lotionsAvoid: Solarcaine, as it contains a mild anaestheticStretchmarksWhat you can do: Not a lot, sadly. Despite their claims there's no hard evidence
of water should help.The pink or purplish stretch marks that appear as your skin works to accommodate the extra baggage may look alarming at first, but after the birth they'll become faint and silvery.* Think of stretchmarks as medals to commend your nine