As women, we know all have felt the wrath of stretch marks. From puberty to pregnancy and weight gain to loss, we’ve all been a victim of those stubborn lines on our tummies, inner thighs, buttocks, and upper arms.
One person that knows all about them and has embraced them publicly is model Chrissy Teigen. Just last spring she took to Instagram and showed off her own marks, proudly calling them her “tiger stripes.”
Now, nearly six months pregnant and awaiting the arrival of her first child with husband John Legend, her stretch marks are still a concern, and she’s taking all steps to prevent them from becoming a more profound issue.
“I love how I’ve gone about my whole stretch-mark lotion routine,” she told Cosmopolitan. “I am so lucky that I have a relationship with La Mer, because I lather this stuff on. It is no joke. I wanted to make sure I did it because I am a stretch-mark girl, so I knew that I would get it pretty badly. I wanted to make sure I started it before I started noticing them. So every single day — it’s about 15 to 20 minutes of my day — I sit and just rub this La Mer.”
While the La Mer Concentrate that Chrissy uses isn’t made as a lotion for the entire body, she admits that she doesn’t follow the instructions closely. “It is meant to just dab on specific spots because it’s basically liquid gold. And I have found myself lathering it on me.”
So, we know what you’re thinking: “$340 for a 1 oz. bottle?” But hey, it costs to keep yourself up, right? “It’s the most luxurious thing I do in my entire life,” Chrissy explained. “So I do that and then I do a layer of their body cream and then I’ll actually pick it out from under my fingernails, that’s how liquid gold it is, and put that part on my face. I do not spare a drop.” Nevertheless, we don’t all have that La Mer hookup like Teigen but more power to her!
Would you cash out on this “liquid gold” or are you more of a DIY gal?