Pregnancy Stretch Marks: Best Prevention and Treatment

As your baby grows in your tummy, your skin stretches especially on your belly and breasts where pregnancy stretch marks prone to appear and develop. It is completely fine if you want to get rid of them.

Stretch marks are type of scar that appears and develop when our skin stretches and shrinks quickly. They are intended streaks that appear on abdomen, breasts, hips, buttocks, under arm and belly. It is long narrow stripes that appears when skin stretches quickly. It most commonly develop on puberty stage, rapid gain weight, rapid weight loss, or upon pregnancy. Anyone can develop stretch marks. Over 50% of women experience stretch marks during their pregnancy.

Pregnancy stretch marks are not physically dangerous but it can affect one’s confidence and mental health. It cause anxiety on others that tend to lead to other serious mental health problems. Here are the few guidelines to help the appearance of stretch marks and how to treat it.

How to prevent Stretch Marks during Pregnancy

Gain Pregnancy Weight Slowly

Work with your OB-Gyne to find the suited diet and exercise that will make gain weight slower than usual, but can also provide proper nutrition for you and your baby.

Drink Lots of Water

Keeping yourself hydrated is one of the most helpful and effortless things you can do to prevent stretch marks. Soft and moisturized skin doesn’t tend to develop these marks.

Put moisturizing oil and creams

Moisturizers help the skin’s elasticity, always choose a cream that is safe and effective to you and your baby. Always look for creams that contains coconut oil, shea butter, and vitamin E.

Take your vitamins

Ask your health care provider on what vitamins you can safely take that will help you skin to keep moisturized and healthy looking.

Best way to treat Pregnancy Stretch Marks

Choose Proper Product

Choose products that contains nut butter, vitamins A, C, E, coconut oil, argan oil, aloe vera. Apply it as possible as you can on affected area. Consistency is the key it will help lessen the appearance of marks by fading the dark spots of it.

Retinoid Cream

This is a topical medication cream that comes with vitamin A. If marks are new, it will help your skin to improve it by rebuilding the collagen into your skin. Ask your physician first before applying it.

Glycolic Acid

Creams and chemicals used for peeling stretch marks. They work to lessen the appearance of stretch marks but don’t prevent the appearance of new ones.

Laser Therapy

It helps stimulate collagen or elastin in your skin to grow. There are different kinds of laser therapy treatment to choose, ask the permission of your health care provider before under going this process.

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