The thing about stretchmarks is that it does not only occur during pregnancy. It could happen unexpectedly when your skin's elasticity has changed or when you lose some weight. And no, it does not happen only in the tummy. It appears everywhere: thighs, calves, bottoms, arms, and more. You name it.
I've had a lifelong battle with stretchmarks myself. I've had them since I entered adolescence due to frequent changes in weight. However, my stretchmarks before were very minimal. After I got pregnant and have Z, they became more prevalent. To my dismay, I had them almost everywhere. It was quite devastating cause it is something that it is hard to accept as a young mom. I eventually realized there is nothing but acceptance as I have to embrace every part of motherhood. But I found hope again when I was able to try out Celeteque's Anti Stretch Mark Cream.
|Post pregnancy. See the stretchmarks on my tummy?|
I actually never believed in creams that could effectively remove stretchmarks because I have tried tons of brands and products before. None just seem to work. And some dermatologists actually recommend expensive laser treatments to effectively remove stretchmarks. Nonetheless, I am giving this product a try cause it just seems to be promising. I actually got a sample of this cream from Sample Room so I was able to start using it since December.
|Information about the product and expiration date|
|Directions for use|
What I love most about this product is that it smells nice. My sister didn't like the scent too much, but I love how I don't get dizzy from smelling it. Some other lotions have the tendency to do that. The squeeze bottle is very easy to use too. It dispenses just the right amount every time I use it. The bottle itself has expiration dates so you'll get track of how long will you store the product. For a student like me, this product seems to be a bit pricey. But if compared to other products which offers the same claim (of preventing and removing stretchmarks), this one is definitely much cheaper. I also think moms and moms-to-be would definitely find this product very affordable.
|Dry, scaly skin before application...|
As regards the cream itself, I find it very moisturizing and easy to apply. It penetrates into the skin easily and leaves a cooling sensation after application. It definitely leaves my skin feeling softer and smoother after use. With regard to the removal of my existing stretchmarks, I have not seen much results yet. I've only been using it for two months and my stretchmarks seem to be resilient (especially the ones which I had pre-pregnancy). But the texture have definitely improved from its previous condition and the visible lines became less prominent. However, they are not yet entirely gone.
|Moisturized and healthy skin after!|
This product is definitely a must try for moms and soon-to-be moms! It was able to improve my skin condition in just a short span of time. But patience is a must in using this product, because stretchmarks, especially resilient ones, cannot be removed overnight. It always takes time. I think that it is always best to prevent stretchmarks rather than have it removed when it's already there (this product is safe for pregnant women, by the way!) Though this condition is always attributable to genes, we could always prevent it by using anti-stretch mark creams such as this one from Celeteque.
Hope this review helps you in your battle against stretchmarks!