Prevent Stretch Marks and Start It Now
It’s summer time and it’s time to wear those sexy bikinis once again. But it’s quite frustrating having to
deal with all those stretch marks that you got during pregnancy. Don’t give up just yet. There are things
that might just help you out of your problem.
According to experts not everyone can get stretch marks. The reason why you’ll have marks is a
hormone called corticosteroid. When there is abnormal production of this hormone it is most likely that
you are going to get marks. It is believe that when there is more corticosteroid production, there will be
lesser number of collagens that our skin will produce. With less collagen (which is a protein that makes
our skin elastic) the more prone you are from getting marks. If you are pregnant, you need to take good
care of your skin twice than usual. To do that here are some tips that you can apply.
Massage and Diet
Massaging your skin helps in the developing and producing of new skin tissues. Use a moisturizer cream
or massage gloves to help improve circulation of blood. You also need to eat foods that are rich in silica,
Vitamins and minerals like zinc to be able to supply the rapid changes in your skin. And lastly, drink
enough amount of water daily to keep your skin hydrated all the time.
What Cream or Moisturizer to Use
You shouldn’t wait for the stretch mark to happen, practice applying lotion early on. Use a cream that
has Vitamins A and E and also those that have alpha hydroxyl acids (AHA). Remember, there is no such
cream or product that can treat stretch marks but if it is used during the early days it can help prevent
stretch mark from happening.
Avoid Eating Too Much
In most cases it’s natural that you are going to eat more than the usual but it’s never good to eat more
than enough. Eating more calories to supply nutrients to your baby is natural, but make sure that your
source of nutrients are from nutritious foods. This way you can easily reduce your weight once you’re
done with breastfeeding. For the first 2 months it’s okay to gain 1-2 kg of weight, 300-400g for the next
4 months and 1-3 kg for the last 3 months of pregnancy. If you think you are gaining too much or too
little weight, see your GP for advice.
If you already have stretch marks don’t you worry, there are a lot of alternative treatment available. The
thing is that you need to wait until you’re no longer pregnant and breast feeding. There are stretch mark
products like Retin- A and Tretinion cream that are available for prescription. But if you really wanted a
more effective way, laser surgery and abdominoplasty might work for you. They cost a fortune because
they are that effective.