Best Ways to reduce stretch marks during pregnancy:
Congrats! You're pregnant! And that gorgeous bump holds the most precious thing in the world - your baby! As your bump grows it will also be responsible for the “mommy scars” or stretch marks - and may just stay with you life long.
All pregnant women get stretch marks on their belly, breasts and thighs. Some even get them on their legs, back and arms. It may not be possible to avoid stretch marks completely - but you can lessen their appearance by using a good anti stretch mark cream and routinue.
Stretch marks naturally tend to fade to faint while others may remain dark and prominent. Doctors suggest that the best time to treat stretch marks, is when they're still appearing.
5 ways to reduce stretch marks during pregnancy
Stretch marks occur if your body is not getting all the nutrition it needs. Good diet can prevent stretch marks from happening. You diet should include foods rich in Vitamin C, D, E, zinc and protein. Studies have shown correlation between low levels of vitamin D and occurrence of stretch marks. So, be sure to maintain a healthy level of vitamin D. While the best way to get vitamin D is spending time under the sun, you can also take supplements.
#2. Use a Vitamin E rich cream
Start massaging daily with good oil that is rich in Vitamin E from your first trimester itself to reduce the occurrence of stretch marks. A stitch in time saves nine.
#3. Use Mandarin Essential Oil
#4. Omega rich oil daily
Staying hydrated is key to good health and pregnancy is not different. You will feel even more thirsty while pregnant so have that water bottle handy! Drink lots of water as it will help you keep your skin hydrated and soft. Soft and supple skin doesn’t develop stretch marks as mush as dry skin does. Staying hydrated is considered one of the best home remedies for dry skin. So ladies! Bottoms up! For that glass of water! :)
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Anjana Bhartia is a mommy blogger at MommyRepublic. She describes herself as an imperfect mom stumbling through motherhood, discovering the joys of natural and attachment parenting along the way.