I was two weeks overdue with my daughter, when I spotted a few shimmery streaks at the base of my swollen belly. Dead set on going into labor, I didn't pay much attention to them until after my little girl was born and my stomach began to deflate. Then, those couple of blemishes became a bit more noticeable.

While stretch lines are a mark of motherhood, there's nothing wrong with willing them away.

After having my son, I invested in a couple of creams. And, I was somewhat surprised when they made a difference.

While the flaws haven't been erased, they are camouflaged — a result of the products helping them fade with time.