Palmers Cocoa Butter for Stretch Marks
I have tattoos. I have enough tattoos now that people have finally stopped asking me, “How many tattoos do you have?!” My tattoos are my thing and I love them.
With every piece of ink that I have had done, I have always been wary of how my body is going to change over time and as a woman. I have always known that I wanted to have children and, as such, have always kept that in mind when placing the designs on my body. I have both of my rib cages tattooed quite significantly, and although their placement shouldn’t be affected too much by my growing bump I do want to ensure that I am doing everything I can to keep my skin youthful and stretchy and capable of bouncing back post-baby (otherwise Dorothy and Alice are going to be incredibly unfortunate looking).
I have been using Palmers Cocoa Butter for Stretch Marks for the last month or so. As a thing, I don’t like moisturiser. I cannot stand feeling oily and slimy, I don’t like smelling like anything other than myself (delicious) and I don’t like that after I moisturise I cannot successfully put jeans on, use my phone or computer because greasy and my boobs slide all over the place (which sounds erotic but really, seriously isn’t).
What I like about the Palmers stuff is that it actually absorbs into my skin. I put it on twice a day: once in the morning after my shower just before I leave for work, and again at night after a shower right before I am going to bed. This is my pick of the bunch because I can quickly lather my belly up and then put my top or dress on and I don’t feel fucking feral AND of a night I can put it on and jump straight into bed without the linen sticking to me and ruining my life.
And yes, it does have a scent, but it isn’t offensive and it smells of chocolate and earth and happiness. If I am going to to smell like anything other than myself, I want to smell like happiness.
Please keep in mind that I am not being paid to promote this brand (pfft, I wish) because I am nowhere near important or relevant enough (yet). I highly recommend, if that stands for anything, which I realise it probably doesn’t, but still.