Increased blood supply and a growing belly contribute to pregnancy itch. Take these steps to reduce the itch and gain some calm.
You Will Need
* Calamine lotion
* Loose-fitting clothes
Avoid drying the skin with hot baths or showers. Take warm baths with oatmeal and mild soap.
Moisturize your skin after bathing with a liberally applied moisturizer.
A heavy moisturizer such as cocoa butter can help reduce stretch marks.
Use calamine lotion on particularly itchy spots. Store it in the fridge for a gentle cooling sensation.
Wear loose-fitting clothes made of natural fibers to avoid aggravation.
Don't scratch your itch. Pregnancy hormones may make skin thinner and susceptible to tearing.
Fact: Cocoa butter was first extracted as massage butter in 1828 when Conrad Von Houten invented the cocoa press.