Friday, December 4, 2009
13 weeks, 5 days pregnant
I do not want stretch marks. Like at all.
I know they are mostly genetic — and woohoo, my mom didn’t have any while pregnant — but I still worry that I will get them, since my skin is naturally dry.
So I have been religious about greasing myself up ever since the day I found out I was pregnant.
Up until a few weeks ago, I had been using Bio-Oil
— because, hey, I get sucked in majorly by commercials and magazine ads. And while it probably does the job, I hated the greasy, oily feeling it left on my skin.
But since I had heard so much about it, I figured it was the gold standard in please-don’t-let-me-get-stretch-marks care, and I never bothered to research other options.
Then, when I was wandering through the drugstore, the word “pregnancy” jumped out from a display of moisturizers, and I saw the Curel Pregnancy & Motherhood cream
($9.99). It said it was created by OB/GYNs, so I thought I would give it a try.
I LOVE it! I’ve been using it for about two weeks, and I know I’m going to be using it for the rest of my pregnancy. I put it on every morning and every night, and it gives my skin a really supple feeling all of the time — whereas I find regular moisturizers sort of just absorb and then you forget about them.
Preggos, you need this cream. It feels great, it works great, and unlike Bio-Oil, it doesn’t leave you feeling like a greased-up pizza pan!