I didn't realised it was that bad until I've given birth and noticed it, a few months later.
I mean I did diligently apply stretch mark cream that was recommended by my gynae, but I naively only applied it onto my tummy and neglected my posterior aka backside. It didn't dawn on me that my bum will stretch too because I couldn't possibly get that big, right?
I did got big all over and now I have the evidence to prove it.
My stretch marks looked red and angry and made my bum looked like they've been caned with a whip. But subsequently, they faded to light grey stripes which reminds me of tiger stripes.
So now that I've already stretch marked and pregnant again, I'm determined to minimise it. For a while, I was only using baby oil to help lubricate my skin, and just a few days back, I received some Palmer's stretch marks lotion to try it out!
As this was my first time trying Palmer's and only started for a few days, I can't for sure say my stretch marks has reduced although I did tempt fate and asked the husband if it did but he just rolled his eyes at me, heh!
Anyway here are my thoughts on it:
- It is light and non-greasy
- Smooth texture that applies evenly onto my skin
- Absorbs well
- It has a very mild and light cocoa scent that may or may not sit well with other pregnant mothers though given our heightened sense of smell now. I was quite conscious of it but gradually got used to it.
I will be using it till I delivered, and hopefully by then my stretch marks will be reduced greatly and no new ones will appear!
And now for the giveaway!
Palmer’s has teamed up with the sure-to-be-hit film version of the iconic pregnancy self help book, What to expect when you're expecting, to offer fans a chance to catch this movie.
I have 10 pairs of tickets with a surprise gift to give away!
Simply just leave a comment with your name and email address to state that you wish to watch the movie.
The first 10 comments will win but if there's more (attempting fate again, hee) comments, I will just randomly draw 10 winners.
As the movie is already showing now in cinema, comment quickly to catch the show before it end its run by 31 May!
UPDATE: I've been informed that some comments made on the blog was not able to get through. If you're having problems leaving a comment, kindly email me instead! I wouldn't want you to miss a chance of grabbing the tickets!