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Dimpleskins Naturals Baby Skincare Products

Dimpleskins Naturals Baby Skincare Products – A Brief Overview!  

At Mama Bear Club, we love natural products for babies’ delicate skin. Dimpleskins is one of our favourite companies for safe, gentle, low-scent and scent-free products that use natural ingredients and really work well!

We love that Bum Bum Balm uses a beeswax base and calendula, which helps to heal sore skin and diaper rashes. Bum Bum Balm also is zinc-free so if you use cloth diapers, it won’t interfere with absorption.

Sweet Cheeks is wonderful for chapped little cheeks and dry skin, and it’s incredibly gentle. It’s made with a delicious smelling combination of vanilla and lavender, paired with soothing cocoa butter that provides a ton of moisture for baby’s skin.

Boo Boo Goo is another great one from Dimpleskins. It will help soothe cuts and bumps without any stinging that you can get from other products. That means your little one will enjoy this product too and not be afraid to come running to you when those inevitable boo boos happen.

As with all Dimpleskins products, you only need a tiny bit. That means each tin will last a good long time!

Check out this vide from our friends at Mother’s Choice Products for more information about Dimpleskins Bum Bum Balm, Sweet Cheeks and Boo Boo Goo!

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Dimpleskins Naturals

Dimpleskins Naturals

Dimpleskins Naturals products were started from the kitchen of Jen Casey (CNP, Holistic Nutritionist), in 2001. After the birth of her first child, Jen noticed that chemical-free products were not readily available in the marketplace at the time. So, with her background in Make-Up Artistry, Aromatherapy, and Holistic Nutrition, she began to develop her own balms and salves. Originally Jen just intended them for her own use. But as she began to share them with friends, word spread. Soon moms everywhere were starting to make Dimpleskins Naturals their go-to product and it was featured in magazines and winning awards.

Still today the original formulas have not changed. They continue to use natural, chemical-free and organic ingredients and Dimpleskins Naturals has signed the PETA pledge, promising that their raw ingredients and finished products are cruelty-free. All of Dimpleskins Naturals products are manufactured in British Columbia and distributed across Canada.

Bum Bum Balm Diapering Salve

Pure, unbleached, Canadian beeswax provides a nice barrier on the skin, helping to keep moisture away, while organic calendula oil provides natural healing properties for rashes. All you need to do is apply it to diaper area as needed. It’s zinc-free and won’t ruin your cloth diapers.

It’s made of: coconut oil, pure unbleached beeswax, organic jojoba oil, apricot kernel oil, organic calendula oil (infused in sunflower oil), cocoa butter, vitamin E oil (derived from pure soybean oil), and pure lavender essential oil.

Basically Bare Everywhere Balm

Finally, an unscented balm to use all over the body, from lips to tiny toes! It’s not just for baby, this balm is for those who prefer no scent and like one product for the entire body. Contains all natural and organic ingredients, including organic calendula oil to help soothe roughness and itching due to dry skin.

The ingredients are: pure beeswax, coconut oil, Apricot kernel oil, organic jojoba oil, organic calendula infused sunflower oil, cocoa butter, vitamin E (tocopherol)

Sweet Cheeks Body Balm

A delicious blend of pure lavender and vanilla oils make this balm an essential for dry skin, chapped cheeks, and hands. Also works perfectly as an after-bath massage balm on baby. It’s 100% natural and cruelty free like all Dimpleskins Naturals products.

Ingredients: coconut oil, pure beeswax, organic jojoba oil, apricot kernel oil, cocoa butter, vitamin E oil, pure lavender and vanilla essential oils.

Boo Boo Goo Soothing Salve

Great on bug bites, eczema, scrapes and boo-boos of all kinds. A combination of pure and organic essential oils that are recommended for use on children aged 1 year and up.

What’s in it? Coconut oil, pure beeswax, organic jojoba oil, apricot kernel oil, organic calendula oil (infused in sunflower oil), cocoa butter, vitamin E oil, pure lavender, geranium and tea tree essential oils.

Get your Dimpleskins Natruals from the Mama Bear Shop today.

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What Can I Do About Stretch Marks?

What Can I Do About Stretch Marks? 

Stretch marks can occur on the bodies of both women and men and aren’t just the result of pregnancy. For those who are unsure what they look like, stretch marks are narrow pink or purplish streaks or lines that may appear on the skin during pregnancy, weight gain or loss or after a growth spurt in adolescents. When they are the result of pregnancy they don’t always disappear after childbirth but they should become less noticeable. It’s good to remember that stretch marks aren’t harmful and don’t cause any medical problems. 

What Causes Stretch Marks

They show up in other circumstances but during pregnancy your hormones can soften the fibers of your skin, resulting in a loss of elasticity and creating stretch marks. You may get stretch marks on your stomach as your baby’s growth causes your skin to stretch and you may also develop them on your thighs and breasts as they get bigger. How it happens will be different for everyone but one of the first signs may be some itching.  

Are Stretch Marks Preventable

Stretch marks affect about 8 out of 10 pregnant women and aren’t always preventable, especially during pregnancy. If your weight gain is more than average in pregnancy, or you don’t have very stretchy skin to start with, you are more likely to get stretch marks. Every pregnant woman gains weight differently and there are no official guidelines so you should talk with your doctor about what to expect for a healthy level of weight gain.  

Gaining weight slowly and steadily during your pregnancy can help reduce the effect of stretch marks. Though some women feel self-conscious about their stretch marks, you should never try to lose weight while pregnant, this is not healthy for you or your baby. 

How Do You Treat Stretch Marks

There are a few options for treating and managing stretch marks. You can try: 

  • Using creams, gels, oils or lotions which should be applied when your stretch marks are still red or purple, and massaging the products into the skin will help 
  • Laser therapy 
  • Microdermabrasion 
  • Exfoliation 
  • Microneedling 

Even if your stretch marks don’t go away completely after your baby is born, they should gradually fade from a pink or purplish colour to white and become much less noticeable. Prenatal Ease offers some great solutions for treating stretch marks during and after pregnancy, including their Hydrating LotionUltimate Oil, or Ultra Nourishing Cream

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Five Common Misconceptions About Stretch Marks

Five Common Misconceptions About Stretch Marks 

Even with the access to information we have now, rumours, misconceptions and untruths are easy to come across. This bad information may lead you to think that you’re not at risk for developing stretch marks, or that you’ll never get rid of them, or that it’ll take some expensive and dangerous treatment to remove. So here are the facts about some of the most common myths. 

Stretch Marks Only Come With Pregnancy 

Anyone can develop stretch marks. Adolescent boys and girls sometimes get them due to hormone changes and growth spurts. People frequently get them due to rapid weight gain or steroid use. And many women find them on their thighs and buttocks for no reason at all, it’s just the way their body is. 

Stretch Marks Go Away On Their Own 

Though technically this is possible, it’s not very common. Most of the time stretch marks will not disappear completely on their own though they may fade overtime. But there are treatments that can help minimize or get rid of them. 

Stretch Mark Treatments Are Covered By Insurance 

Sadly, Canada’s healthcare plan and extended private insurance packages do not cover treatment for stretch marks. Procedures such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels, or tummy tucks can get rid of them, but because they do not cause health issues, such treatments are considered cosmetic. So you’ll need to check if your extended health plan covers cosmetic procedures. 

Stretch Marks Can’t Be Prevented 

There are a few ways that you can prevent stretch marks if you believe you might develop them. Keep your skin hydrated by drinking a lot of water will mean it’s less likely to break. Avoiding foods that are high in sugar can prevent the lower layers of your skin from becoming brittle. There are also stretch mark prevention products like Prenatal Ease’s Ultimate Oil, Hydrating Lotion, and Nourishing Cream, all of which help strengthen your skin and reduce your risk of developing stretch marks. 

Stretch Marks Will Never Go Away 

Both time and treatments can help fade or even remove stretch marks. There are over the counter options to try and procedures like laser therapy, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels. Research is constantly being done on how to best treat the skin and hopefully the future holds even more options to treat stretch marks. 

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Prevent Stretch Marks Naturally by Eating the Right Foods

Prevent Stretch Marks Naturally by Eating the Right Foods 

Nobody wants stretch marks, and they aren’t only caused by pregnancy but though they are natural and common, there are things you can do throughout your pregnancy to try and minimize them. Stretch marks are caused when the skin tears because it’s being pulled more tightly than it’s capable of stretching. It’s much like a rubber band. A new rubber band will stretch far and is difficult to break but over time, the rubber band loses its elasticity and becomes dry, brittle, and very easy to tear. 

Skin becomes less elastic with age because it produces less collagen. Collagen is a protein that keeps skin soft, youthful, and flexible. Depleted levels of collagen in the body results in wrinkles, and it can also result in a significantly increased chance of developing stretch marks at times when your body is changing due to pregnancy, weight gain, or weight loss. 

What to Eat to Beat Stretch Marks 

So though this is a natural process, what you eat can help encourage your body to produce more collagen and reduce your chance of stretch marks. Drinking enough water helps too. You should be drinking at least eight cups of water a day. What you should be eating are selected proteins, vegetables and fruits such as: 

Fruits Vegetables Lean Proteins 
Egg Whites 

Rein in the Sweet Tooth 

Collagen is a protein and when you consume too much sugar, the excess sugar in your blood will attach to the protein and damage it. If you want to prevent damage to your collagen fibers, don’t eat too much sugar frequently over long periods of time. 

Doctor First 

You should always talk to your doctor first before you make any big changes to your diet. Remember the health and safety of your baby and your body are the most important thing. Every body is different and has different needs. So let your doctor help you do what’s best for yours. 

Prevention Products 

Diet is only one method of trying to prevent stretch marks. There are creams, oils, and lotions available that, when applied regularly, will soften skin and encourage continued elasticity. Brands like Prenatal Ease have options made of a special blend of plant-based ingredients such as their Ultimate OilUltra Nourishing Cream, or Hydrating Lotion. They repair and nourish the skin as the collagen and the elastin fibers in the dermis are rapidly thinned and stretched. 

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