It has been a little over one year since my baby girl was born. It has been a crazy year of changes. I was looking back on some of my old posts and thought that this one could use an update. How is my skin doing one year after my little girl was born? Pretty good actually. I do have some stretch marks, but most of them showed up during labor due to the large amount of swelling I had. Most of them have faded and are not noticeable. It is hard to say whether or not my skin did better because of the Burt’s Bees products. However, I know my skin felt better and less itchy while using them. I kept using the belly butter for a little while postpartum so that my skin could get the extra vitamin E. I will definitely use the same skin regimen when we have another kid. See my original blog post below.
I didn’t prepare myself for all the changes my body would go through during pregnancy. One of those changes has been dry skin. I have always had really oily skin but since I have been pregnant the itchy dry skin has set in.
I received some Burt’s Bees products from my sister-in-law for my birthday. What a lifesaver! That prompted me to buy a few more products. Here is my current list of daily skin care products that ward away the itchy dry skin:
- Burt’s Bees Coconut Foot Creme– for my dry feet
- Burt’s Bees Cocoa & Cupuacu Butters Body Lotion– for my arms and legs
- Mama Bee Body Oil– for my belly and breasts
- Mama Bees Belly Butter– also for my belly and breasts
I try to use the body oil and belly butter every morning and night. I haven’t necessarily been getting them in twice a day, but I have been using at least once a day. I have read reviews that they help prevent stretch marks…we will see. They both have vitamin E.
I use the body lotion on my arms and legs as needed. I like to use this instead of the belly butter on my arms and legs because you are not supposed to use lotions with vitamin E on areas that get sun exposure. This Texas summer was pretty hot and my arms and legs are definitely getting sun exposure!
The foot creme gets applied when I am crawl in bed and have enough energy to put it on. Reaching my feet is getting more difficult during the late part of my pregnancy, so the foot crème may have to resume after deliver.
Yes, I end up smelling a little bit like a tropical fruit basket. But that is OK with me and my husband doesn’t seem to mind. So far my skin feels much better. Only time will tell if the Mama Bees products will help reduce stretch marks.
Please comment below and tell me what you are using or have used to help soothe your skin during pregnancy.
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