A ‘fact of life’! Eventually, many of us are going to get stretch marks – in some shape or form – be it due to pregnancy, or another reason. So, let’s take a closer look!

Common amongst pregnant women, particularly in those last three months, stretch marks typically appear on various places on one’s body – abdomen, breasts, hips, buttocks, amongst other. Although not at all painful, or dangerous, it is often seen as a curse for many who battle with the sight of it on their body.


With so much body negativity and pressure on women the world over, Happy Event takes a slightly different approach – encouraging women everywhere to learn to love their bodies.


Our bodies are wonderful works of art, allowing us to experience the magic of life and deserve to be loved and looked after in much the same manner they look after us. From puberty to pregnancy, and after, our body has the most amazing ability to change as needed as it accompanies us on our journey. It’s time to celebrate this, to embrace our beautiful bodies and to give it the love and care it so deserves. 


For this reason, Happy Event’s range of stretch mark reducing and preventing body care products has – for the past 50+ years, been supporting women through all the various stages of pregnancy (ante- and postnatal), encouraging them to love and care for their bodies. 


Happy Event’s products are paraben free and contain a powerful key ingredient sourced from the finest olive oil orchards in Spain – pure olive oil of the highest quality. Its special formula works to rebuild your skin’s moisture barrier, improving its elasticity and allowing it to expand safely during pregnancy. It not only leaves your skin deliciously soft and reduces the appearance of stretch marks to a great extent, but also works to prevent stretch marks from occurring.

As part of caring for ourselves, and our bodies, there are some simple ways to help reduce or prevent:

  • Maintain a healthy weight, even during pregnancy.
  • Water! Be sure to drink lots of water to keep your skin hydrated and soft.
  • Healthy diet! Eat foods that are rich in Vitamin C, D, E, zinc, and protein.
  • Vitamin C! We need to stress this again. Vitamin C is found in many fruits and vegetables and is an important nutrient for the development of collagen that plays a huge role in ensuring one’s skin is kept strong and elastic.
  • Soak up some sun. Healthy levels of Vitamin D may further reduce your risk of stretch marks. The best way to achieve this – soak up some sun! Vitamin D is also found in bread, cereal, and dairy products such as milk and yoghurt. 
  • Zinc. Whilst not much proof  may exist as to whether zinc plays a role in reducing stretch marks, it does play a role in maintaining healthy skin. Be sure to load up on zinc-rich foods such as nuts and fish.
  • Fast action. Whilst preventing stretch marks completely might prove challenging, it’s always a good idea to act sooner rather than later. Consult your doctor or dermatologist at its first appearance.

How to Prevent Stretch Marks: 7 Tips (healthline.com)

Every single one of us is unique – from the tips of our head to the soles of our feet, and every stretch mark in between!  Let’s come together and jointly celebrate every single part of us and the  wonderful magic of our human bodies.