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DIY Cream for Pregnancy Marks: Natural Solution for Radiant Skin

DIY Cream for Pregnancy Marks. Feature image

About the author: Jinane Doughan is a professional make-up artist with a degree from the French Fashion Institute ESMOD Dubai. She specialized in natural handmade skincare and haircare products.
Her YouTube channel, Jinane World, has 600+ educational videos and 100K+ subscribers.
She is an accredited Master Trainer and gives courses at a reputed academy that has 16 branches worldwide. She sells online courses about natural skincare.
Disclaimer: This article is for educational purposes only and does not constitute professional medical advice. Use any natural skincare or haircare products at your own risk and perform a patch test before use.

Take a step towards radiant skin with our DIY Cream for Pregnancy Marks. In this guide, explore a natural solution that enhances your glow and effectively diminishes pregnancy marks.

We reveal a straightforward, at-home remedy harnessing the power of natural ingredients for relief and rejuvenation. Join us in embracing the simplicity of achieving radiant skin through our DIY approach.

Ingredients Needed

  • Cocoa butter
  • Coconut oil
  • Vaseline or natural jelly: You can opt for Vaseline pure petroleum jelly available in pharmacies. Alternatively, for a more natural option, consider making your own jelly at home, following the instructions provided in this article.
  • Olive oil
  • Sweet almond oil

Choose high-quality ingredients to boost the effectiveness and safety of your DIY beauty products. Also, where an essential oil is included in my recipes, I utilize either of two types of essential oils: pure, if added in drops, or diluted, if mixed in grams.

Tools Needed

  • Scale to weigh quantities
  • Bowl
  • Tablespoon
  • Small silicone spatula
  • Small glass jar with lid to store your DIY Cream for Pregnancy Marks

Prior to use, ensure that both your utensils and containers are properly cleaned and disinfected. Wash them with warm soapy water, dry with a tissue, and then sanitize by spraying with 70% medical alcohol. Wipe them clean and let them air dry before use.

Steps: DIY Cream for Pregnancy Marks

1- Begin with 50 grams (1.76 oz) of cocoa butter in a bowl.

DIY Cream for Pregnancy Marks. Start with cocoa butter in a bowl
Start with cocoa butter in a bowl

2- Add 50 grams (1.76 oz) of Vaseline pure petroleum jelly or natural jelly.

DIY Cream for Pregnancy Marks. Add Vaseline pure petroleum jelly or natural jelly
Add Vaseline pure petroleum jelly or natural jelly

3- Heat and melt the contents of the bowl in a bain-marie (hot water bath). A bain-marie is done by placing the bowl in a larger pot of hot steaming water. Use a medium stove temperature. This will gradually heat and melt the contents. Avoid boiling.

DIY Cream for Pregnancy Marks. The bowl with the contents in a bain-marie
The bowl with the contents in a bain-marie

4- When the ingredients have melted, remove the bain-marie pot off the stove, keeping the bowl in the hot water.

DIY Cream for Pregnancy Marks. The bain-marie pot is off the stove and the contents are melted
The bain-marie pot is off the stove and the contents are melted

5- Add 4 tablespoons of sweet almond oil.

DIY Cream for Pregnancy Marks. Add sweet almond oil
Add sweet almond oil

6- Add 2 tablespoons of coconut oil. If the coconut oil is semi-solid due to cold temperature, melt it separately in a bain-marie.

DIY Cream for Pregnancy Marks. Add coconut oil
Add coconut oil

7- Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil.

DIY Cream for Pregnancy Marks. Add olive oil
Add olive oil

8- Mix thoroughly the ingredients using a small silicone spatula.

DIY Cream for Pregnancy Marks. Mix thoroughly with a spatula
Mix thoroughly with a spatula

9- Pour the cream mixture in a sanitized small glass jar with lid.

10- Allow the DIY Cream for Pregnancy Marks to cool and solidify. And you’re done!

DIY Cream for Pregnancy Marks. Final product
DIY Cream for Pregnancy Marks. Final product

How to Use: DIY Cream for Pregnancy Marks

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to use the DIY Cream for Pregnancy Marks:

  1. Application Method:
    Gently rub the cream onto areas with pregnancy stretch marks and white lines.
  2. Frequency:
    Apply the cream once daily for optimal results.
  3. Duration:
    Leave the cream on the skin for 2-4 hours to allow absorption.
  4. Alternative Night Routine:
    Alternatively, you can apply the cream before bedtime and leave it overnight.
  5. Washing:
    After the recommended time (2-4 hours or overnight), wash the treated areas thoroughly.
  6. Storage:
    For optimal freshness, and because we added coconut oil, store the cream in the fridge.

Incorporate this routine into your daily or nightly skincare regimen for a natural and effective approach to reducing pregnancy stretch marks.

Benefits

Discover the remarkable benefits of our DIY Cream for Pregnancy Marks:

  1. Natural Healing Power:
    Whether using Vaseline Pure Petroleum Jelly or creating your own natural jelly as guided in our previous article, enjoy the comprehensive benefits of a solution that supports natural recovery.
  2. Fades Stretch Marks: Regular application aids in reducing the appearance of pregnancy stretch marks and white lines.
  3. Deep Moisturization: The cream provides deep hydration, leaving your skin supple and nourished.
  4. Radiant Skin: Experience a radiant transformation as the cream works to improve skin texture and tone.
  5. Convenient Application: Simple daily or nightly application makes it easy to incorporate into your skincare routine.
  6. Gentle and Safe: Formulated with care, this DIY Cream for Pregnancy Marks is gentle on the skin, suitable for all skin types.

Revel in the beauty of natural solutions as you embrace a journey towards radiant and blemish-free skin.

DIY Cream for Pregnancy Marks. Final product 2

Tips and Hints

For an alternative and quicker preparation method, consider the following:

  • Mix equal parts of olive oil and coconut oil, enough for one application.
  • Heat / melt the combination using a bain-marie.
  • Allow it to cool before application.
  • Should any excess mixture solidify the next day, simply reheat it in a bain-marie for a seamless application experience.

This efficient blend ensures a convenient and speedy solution for your pregnancy marks skincare routine.

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