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A variety of foods and medium weight increase are best ways helping pregnant women prevent stretch mark.

How to prevent stretch mark is the question that’s in many pregnant women’s concern. Knowing the reasons of stretch mark at some level, can help you to prevent the risk of stretch mark and have suitable treatments to smear the mark after birth.

Knowing the reasons of stretch mark at some levels can help you to prevent the risk of stretch mark.

Knowing the reasons of stretch mark at some levels can help you to prevent the risk of stretch mark.

1.     The reason of stretch marks

Basically, stretch marks are the results of the destruction of collagen and the skin’s elastic layer. At first, there may be the feeling of hot flash in the skin, itches or even prickles to some people. People who have stretch marks have low skin elasticity, which means the older they gets the higher risk of stretch mark they have when pregnant. It’s more popular to pregnant women who are over 35 years old.

Using stretch mark cream isn’t as efficient as you thought.

Using stretch mark cream isn’t as efficient as you thought.

It depends on the color of the skin that the stretch marks appear in pink, sepia or dark brown. As the time goes, the sepia will gradually disappear and the stretch marks will look like white scars.

Practically, no ones can foretell whether they will have stretch marks or not. However, gene plays a pretty important role as every people inherit the skin forms from their parents, which means if your mother have stretch mark when pregnant, it’s very possible that you will have some when you’re pregnant. Moreover, people who are pregnant with Twins or Triple will have more chance of stretch marks because their bump will be bigger and the skin have to expand more to have enough space for fetuses.

2.     Tips that help prevent stretch mark

A healthy diet that is rich in vitamin A, C, E and antioxidants can improve the skin from the inside.

A healthy diet that is rich in vitamin A, C, E and antioxidants can improve the skin from the inside.

Eat a variety of foods

The stretch marks can be caused by lacking 2 main elements: vitamin and protein. Therefore, a healthy diet that is rich in vitamin A, C, E and antioxidants can improve the skin from the inside. Additionally, pregnant women can have foods that are rich in omega 3, such as fishes that contain oil because they can better the skin health. Foods like fresh vegetables, eggs, cereal, fish… have to be added to your daily diets. The variety of foods can increase skin elasticity.  

On the other hand, pregnant women should drink lots of water. This is a way to preserve nutrient absorption to pregnant women. At the same time, it’s also important to the beauty of pregnant women and baby’s skin.

Control the weight

A part from diets, pregnant women should control their weight to prevent stretch marks. Still, there’re pregnant women that mistake that they have to eat for two and try to eat really much. This is an unreasonable concept. You should maintain a balance diet and medium weight gain during pregnancy. The best way is to gain weight gradually because the sudden weight increase is one of the reasons why pregnant women have stretch marks.

Do exercises

The skin elasticity will get better when pregnant women do exercises regularly. While practicing, the oil glands under the skin will secrete the sebum to prevent the skin from dryness, provide moisture and limit the lacerations caused by stretch marks.

Yoga is recommended because it have many exercises that are gentle and suitable to pregnant women. No matter exercises do you practice, you shouldn’t stretch or strain too much at abdominal and pelvic muscles or stretch the muscles too much.

Yoga is recommended because it have many exercises that are gentle and suitable to pregnant women.

Yoga is recommended because it have many exercises that are gentle and suitable to pregnant women.

Use stretch mark cream: Many people believe that among skin lotions and body oil, there’re some that are advertised to be dedicated to have anti-stretch ability and able to help them prevent or smear stretch marks. In fact, those products can be useful in reducing itches when the skin begin getting stretched and at some levels, help the skin maintain the moisture better. Nonetheless, there’s no practical evidence showing that they can prevent and reduce stretch marks.

3.     Be careful when using stretch mark creams

Sometimes, using stretch mark creams is just a supporting way, the efficiency of the cream also depends on the body nature. Still, there’s no specialist or research claims that using stretch mark cream can revive the skin. However, there’s one certain thing that using the cream too much can lead to miscarriage or premature birth.

When applying the cream, pregnant women have to rub and massage the bump. Rubbing and massaging during pregnancy leads to uterine contractions. The more contractions you get, the higher risk fetuses get pushed out, which can lead to miscarriage, uterine disorders or premature birth. When you reach the final stage of pregnancy, the dangers come from rubbing the bump get more serious. For the reason, pregnant women should avoid rubbing and massaging the bump.   

4.     How can treat stretch marks after birth?

Laser treatment is one of the best methods to remove the stretch marks because it can rebuild the destroyed collagen.

Laser treatment is one of the best methods to remove the stretch marks because it can rebuild the destroyed collagen.

It’s impossible to get rid of stretch marks completely once they turn up, which means we just can limit them by combining sensible diets and exercises. The stretch marks doesn’t relate to the health of mothers and fetuses. This is completely an aesthetic issue.

According to the medicines, Laser treatment is one of the best methods to remove the stretch marks because it can rebuild the destroyed collagen. However, it’s not everybody can afford it.

Lately, some women treat stretch marks by applying turmeric or ginger-turmeric-soaked wine on the stretch marks for 1-2 months. Those methods require the patience as you not only have to face with the smell of the wine, but also the color of the turmeric that remains on the skin. In addition, there’s no prove that confirm their negative effects on the body as well as the positive ones.

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