If you are currently pregnant, have recently had a baby or have noticed developing stretch marks from other weight gain or muscle growth I advise you to start nourishing your skin NOW. Especially if the stretch marks are still dark and small there is a chance you can reverse them. Once they turn white and thick it’s difficult if not impossible to change. This is something which I did not realize was critical during my pregnancies.
With my first child I didn’t get any, not one, stretch mark. Three years later my poor belly wasn’t so lucky. I tried products with all natural shea butter, but the smell was so overwhelming I couldn’t keep up with it. InstaNatural offered me a complimentary sample of their Stretch Mark & Scar Cream for the purposes of review. My youngest is now almost 6 so my chances of reversing the stretch marks I have on my tummy and hips is far reaching to say the least. If I continue a regimen of hydration (aka drinking enough water), massage and moisturization I can, however, prevent any more from forming. These three things help to encourage skin strength and elasticity.
When we had our car accident 9 years ago we learned that to prevent and minimize scarring you had to make sure to moisturize, massage and protect the area from the sun. If it get’s burnt then the scar will almost certainly be permanent. Even though my husband thought the scars on his brow made him look like a very manly man I did convince him to start using an SPF moisturizer.
Now I’m using the InstaNatural Stretch Mark & Scar Cream on the backs of my arms, my hips and my abdomen to prevent any future marks. There is also the hope that the ones I have will be reduced. What has made this cream so much more attractive to use is that is smells divine and feels silky smooth. After exfoliating the areas in the shower I make sure to give them a good deep massage with the cream. My hope is that if and when I lose the weight I want to lose that my skin will have the elasticity necessary to bounce back due to this new regimen of care.
About the product:
InstaNatural’s Stretch Mark & Scar Cream is an effective treatment to minimize the appearance of current marks, while also preventing the forming of new ones. Stretch marks and scars are created when collagen is weakened and skin is stretched or torn beyond its limit. Our cream heavily moisturizes affected areas – such as hips, stomach and arms – delivering nourishment and hydration to enhance elasticity of your skin and help restore a youthful look and even appearance.
+ Vitamin C (15%)
+ Cocoa Butter
+ Rosehip Oil
+ Mango Butter
+ Grapeseed Oil
+ Evening Primrose Oil
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.