Monday, December 31, 2012

Lots Of Pregnant Celebs: Attack Stretch Marks ASAP!

So many celebrities are having babies these days, or so it seems. We wish good health for all the mamas and dem babies!

Unless you're living under a rock, then you've heard by now that the most famous reality star is pregnant! Kim Kardashian and beau Kanye West are over the moon with the exciting news! Kim is rumored to be about 12 weeks along.

And then there is Jessica Simpson, expecting another beautiful bundle of joy! Baby #2 for the blonde cutie. There she is tweeting a recent photo confirming the great news.

Of course, there is also Amber Rose,  Kanye West's ex-gal pal, who is almost ready to deliver her own gorgeous baby with rapper Wiz Khalifa. Her little one is due in February, according to reports.

So, do pregnant women tackle the dreaded stretch marks?

We don't wish to be 'debbie downer' here. We are so HAPPY for these celebrities, but they, too, suffer from the same beauty problems we all encounter. So, let's take a look at the common stretch marks and how we can make them disappear.

Here's the bad news:

No matter how many creams you rub on your belly, you can never get rid of stretch marks permanently.

The good news, is that prescription Retin-A commonly used for beautiful skin, CAN do some good against stretch marks:

Dr. Amy Derick, a dermatologist in Barrington, Illinois, says you should try and diminish their appearance. And act sooner than later.

"There’s really not any data regarding creams, " she told the NY Times. "But you can do laser treatments or Retin-A after the fact, especially early on when the lines are red and purple." Studies have found that topical tretinoin can lighten stretch marks as well as reduce their size.

Can't wait to see all 3 babies!


Anonymous said...

LOrdy help us with all 3 of those gals!

Jhana said...

I've heard any kind of Retinoid/Retinol can cause birth defects and most women avoid this during pregnancy

LisaG said...

Hi Jhana:
I believe the dr. being quoted is saying to wait AFTER the birth, and THEN apply the Retin-A to attack the stretch marks early while they are still new and purplish!
Hope that helps.


Patty said...

Retin-a is a product to avoid during pregnancy, but after or before, it's best anti aging cream