Why do pregnancy and stretch marks have to go hand in hand? Unfortunately, the dramatic hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy impact the ability of the dermis - the middle layer of the skin - to form collagen and elastin fibers, which, in turn, makes it difficult for your skin to maintain its resiliency. So, when the skin is forced to stretch in response to the rapid weight gain that is part of a healthy pregnancy, it is unable to do so without tearing. These little tears that occur in the skin cause stretch marks, those red and purple lines that gradually fade to white or silver over time.
But, there is some good news! By keeping your skin moisturized and nourished throughout your pregnancy you can help prevent stretch marks from forming. To provide you with two great options for protecting your skin as it stretches to accommodate your growing belly, we offer the DreamBelly Value Pack, which combines our two most popular products for stretch mark prevention: DreamBelly Stretch Mark Butter and DreamBelly Stretch Mark Cream. Use these products day and night throughout your pregnancy to safely and naturally prevent stretch marks and to tone and regenerate your skin after childbirth. Our DreamBelly products do not leave a greasy residue, and most importantly, they are free of animal products, petroleum products, parabens, and artificial colors - making them the safe choice for you and your baby.
DreamBelly Butter has a thick, luxurious texture and the gentle scent of milk and honey. It combines natural, plant-derived butters and oils for deep moisturizing along with antioxidants from grapefruit and rosehip oil to heal, soothe, and revitalize strained skin. The consistency of DreamBelly Butter makes it ideal for nighttime moisturizing, but this non-greasy butter can be used anytime of the day.
DreamBelly Cream also provides deep moisturizing and therapeutic benefits, but offers a lighter, lotion-like consistency, and a subtle, yet refreshing orange scent. Apply DreamBelly Cream just before dressing to maintain skin elasticity for hours.