MOTHER AND BABY TIP #1 - Say goodbye to stretch marks Pregnancy is such an exciting time for both mum and dad as you begin to make plans for an exciting new future as a family. However, this time is also one of many new experiences, particularly for mum. Nausea, fatigue, food cravings and temperature changes are all commonly associated with pregnancy, and unfortunately in most cases cannot be averted. However, there are some experiences that can be improved for mum during pregnancy, including the alleviation of stretch marks. Striae Gravidarum or pregnancy stretch marks occur as a result of sudden weight gain during pregnancy. They are a form of scarring caused by the tearing of the dermis and subsequent atrophy. They are often reddish or bluish streaks that can occur on the abdomen, breasts and thighs. Technical jargon aside, stretch marks are perfectly normal during pregnancy and are experienced by most women. Whilst there is currently no known way to prevent stretch marks during pregnancy, there are definitely ways to assist in reducing their appearance once they do occur, and that's where Botáni's Olive Repair Cream comes in! The rich, luxurious formulation of the Olive Repair Cream provides intensive hydration and nourishment to the skin to assist in its natural repair functions. The Olive Repair Cream boasts a premium list of ingredients which are all known for their benefits to the skin, including Olive Squalane, Olive Leaf Extract, Aloe Vera, Jojoba Oil, Chamomile Extract and Calendula Extract. Combined these ingredients work together to calm inflammation, reduce redness, hydrate the skin and most importantly encourage repair of the skin; all the attributes required to assist in reducing the appearance of stretch marks. What really makes the Olive Repair Cream the perfect pregnancy product is the fact that it is completely natural. It contains no harsh chemicals, but instead includes plant based actives that have been meticulously chosen for their benefit to the skin, based on naturopathic principles. The Olive Repair Cream is also free of animal derived ingredients and nuts and is not tested on animals, making it both vegan and allergy friendly. So whilst it is impossible to avoid some of the less desirable experiences associated with pregnancy, there are at least some pesky symptoms you can take care of. I guess what fun would pregnancy be without a few little tests along the way?! Jenna @ Botáni x
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