Once you find out you’re pregnant, you have a million things running through your head. It’s impossible not to. The 27th thing on my mind was my skin. I am stretch mark prone, so I knew I needed to get ahead of the problem before it started. At first, I thought I could get away with using Eucerin. Sure, it was fine, but I wanted to go heavy duty and au natural. Second thought, Oyin Handmade. I worked in the lab for years, and I knew they were the dry skin doctors. I went to the store a few weeks ago, and purchased these three items. (I already had Whipped Pudding at home, but if I didn't, I would have purchased one of those too. It's an ultra moisturizing cream for your hair and body. If you don't own some, you need it. Seriously.)
Not gonna lie, I forgot all about this product! It’s made of moisturizing butters, Vitamin E, cocoa butter and a bunch of other nourishing stuff. You actually apply this moisturizer to the skin like a deodorant, and you stroke it on the skin you need to handle. I rub this all over my belly and waist every morning. ( 3 oz/$12)
This is the ONLY shea butter that I’ve used that doesn’t dry out after a few days. I've seen jar after jar of bone dry shea butter, and this isn't it! It's packed with oils and shea, of course. It melts down quickly, so you don't have to rub and rub to get it to thin out. It's truly the shea butter that all others should bow down to. I apply this once a day, usually at night. (4 oz/$12)
I’ve used this forever, and my husband uses it daily too. It’s lightweight, absorbs easily into this skin and makes your body feel so soft. Our favorite time to use it is right after the shower, after you've toweled off, but you're still slightly damp. You can use it on your hair as a hot oil treatment too. (8.4 oz/$12)
In the main picture, you'll notice a white spray nozzle on my old bottle of Greg Juice. Oyin just started to sell these, and let me tell you, it makes a HUGE difference. The new nozzle sprays a wider, softer, more even mist all over the hair, making it so much easier to use. I don't know how much I paid for it (I have no clue what I did with my receipt), but if you can make it into the store or inquire on the website, get one. Get three.
For less than $50, I have a trio of products that will keep my skin in great condition over the pregnancy (or so I hope). If these don't work, I'm telling you, mother nature will have taken its course. I'll keep you updated!