Essential oils can be really effective and they smell nice, too. Just make sure they're ready-diluted and suitable for use in pregnancy, If you're unsure, try a blend such as Active Birth Centre Organic Pregnancy Massage Oil, £17,95 (020 7281 6760/ext 22* activebirthcentre,com),
If stretch marks are red, use an opaque, water-resistant make-up, which makes them almost invisible. Vichy Dermablend Corrective Cream, £11.75, Is available in eight shades and comes with a complementary Setting Powder, £10,50, For stockists, call 0800 169 6193,
This little pot and bottle are full of goodies - and at this price they need to be! The Stretch Mark Fading System from the natural skincare experts, bewti.com (0870 067 0218* bewti.com; for 10% off, quote PP1), promises fab results. £26.99 buys Stretch Mark Cream, plus Skin Protecting Serum.
Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Massage Cream and Lotion for Stretch Marks contain a unique blend of pure Cocoa Butter, Vitamin E, Collagen, Elastin and rich emollients that enable your skin to retain its natural elasticity to help prevent and reduce stretch marks.
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