According to the rumours currently doing the rounds about Beyoncé and her life as a new mother, the pop star has now left the hospital to go home with her new arrival. Unlike many of us, she is in a position to make sure she suffers as little as possible from the demands of motherhood; she has a dietician who will prepare her organic meals, daily massages and has apparently spent a fortune of stretch mark lotions to keep her skin looking good.

There are other options to keep us mere mortals stretch mark-free, however. It is vital that skin is kept nourished and hydrated as it is stretched so that it remains as elastic as possible. The Laser Treatment Clinic’s Stretch Mark Serum is ideal for protecting the skin during pregnancy and helping it to cope with the pressures of weight gain.

Rose E oil is also recognised for its incredible healing and regenerative properties that can help the skin to renew itself. This natural product is extracted from the seeds of the rosehip plant that grows high in the Chilean Andes.

A final alternative for dealing with problematic stretch marks is microdermabrasion and laser therapy, which removes the damaged layers of skin and encourages the production of new skin cells and collagen.