Are you expecting a baby? If so, you deserve to indulge in some pampering. You could book a prenatal massage or pick up a delicious pint of ice cream or even just allow yourself a movie marathon—or, you could make like Jenna Dewan and treat yourself to a hydrating mask. And no, we're not talking about a face mask.
The actress/dancer, who is expecting her second child, shared an Instagram selfie of herself wearing a mask over her belly. No mask (or anything) can 100% prevent stretch marks (and we're all about celebrating our growing bodies), but hydration helps and feels good, too.
Masking the belly is definitely a novel idea in terms of prenatal self-care, but we can't give Dewan all the credit: The mask is from maternity brand Hatch (Dewan tagged the brand) and was created for this very purpose.
Dewan makes pregnancy pampering look amazing —she wears a black lingerie set in the mirror selfie, which includes the caption "Can you spot the 😉". The caption refers to the adorably tiny winking face that appears on the belly mask.
The dancer/actress/mama announced her pregnancy in September (she'll welcome this baby with new fiancé Steve Kazee). This is hardly the first time she's given us a look at her gorgeous baby bump on Instagram—the Dewan's feed is chock full of stunning photos, making it an excellent place to look for maternity style and photo inspiration. And now, thanks to this belly mask selfie, she's also serving up pregnancy self-care inspo.
So what's the point of a belly mask, exactly? Well, think about how soft and lovely your face feels after you mask it up— the concept applies here as well. According to Hatch, the Belly Mask can minimize the look of stretch marks and scars in addition to hydrating the belly. Add that to the relaxing nature of masking and we'd say this seems like a win/win for expectant mamas out there.
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