My Battle Against Stretch Marks with Palmer’s Massage Cream

I just read an article from Smart Parenting on The 7 Most Common Skin Problems of Pregnant Women. Fortunately, out of the seven problems mentioned, I only experienced one in both my pregnancies: stretch marks.

Once upon a time, I used to love to wear two piece swim suits every time we go swimming. Then I got pregnant with The Princess. The stretch marks did not show up until the seventh month of my pregnancy. When they did show up, there were a lot on my tummy and hips. Red, ugly marks. I was devastated and at the verge of throwing away all my pretty two-piece swim wear.

I remember whining about my stretch marks problem with my friend a few months back. She told me not to worry and recommended a product that she said she has tried and tested. I went to the nearest Watson’s branch that very day and bought myself a tube of Palmer’s Massage Cream.

Palmer's Massage Cream
Palmer’s Massage Cream, Php 495 at Watson’s

I applied it to my tummy and hips as instructed: three times a day, every day. The results were fast. The next day, the red marks already lightened. After a few days, my stretch marks turned white. One month later, they were very light and can barely be seen. I continued to apply the cream until after I gave birth to Kelly. The stretch marks are still there, but they are very light. Good enough for me.

I am 33 weeks pregnant with The Little Man now and I have started applying the cream again. As expected, new stretch marks started showing up when I entered my 30th week or some time then. I let The Princess do the application for me since it’s her way of bonding with her baby brother. So far, so good.

I also saw that Palmer’s also has lotion and body butter. According to the package, the cream works best with the two other products. I might give those a try too… once I have the budget. Medyo may kamahalan lang! Sabi nga nila, tiis-ganda.

Kimberley Reyes

Kimberley Reyes is a woman of many hats. She writes about how she happily manages her roles as wife to her firefighter husband, mom to her four kids, and Online Business Manager to her clients.

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