Pregnancy is a very important phase in a woman’s life. You would experience a different feeling and sensation. There would be lots of physical and hormonal changes happening in your body. Amidst this, you will also get the stretch marks, which would leave permanent scars on your body.
Many women get depressed due to this and fail to enjoy their pregnancy. Mentioned below are a few tips, which are tried, tested, and proven effective.
- Moisturize the skin
Due to stretching of the skin, it would lose its moisture. This would further cause irritation and itching. Constant itching would in turn cause scar and reddishness on your skin. Cream containing collagen, olive oil, aloe vera, cocoa butter etc would help moisturize the skin and help in free stretching.
- Hydrate the body
Your body would get dehydrated very fast due to hormonal and physical changes. This would result in dryness. Hydrate your body by drinking more water and fluids to curb stretch marks.
- Control weight gain
Do not over eat during pregnancy. Eat wise and balanced diet. Take plenty of fruits and vegetables. Adequate amount of vitamins such as C, E, A, protein, zinc etc are needed to the body to aid the fetal development. In case of insufficiency, the body would take out the nutrients from your body thus leading to your weakness. This would in turn cause the skin to stretch.
Also, avoid oily food and over stuffing of food. Eat your meals in proper intervals.
After applying the cream or gel, massage gently the skin on your stomach, hands, thighs and breasts. Give gentle circular strokes and move your hands outwards. This would give more breathing space for your skin and help it to expand freely.
- Stress free
Above all these, you have to stay without any stress and depression. During this time, you have to listen to your body and observe the baby’s growth and movements. You should not worry about such things and spoil the happiness. So be free from stress and overcome stretch marks.
- Be Patient
After delivery, some women develop stretch marks, which may vanish with time. Therefore, be patient and wait for time to heal it. It may take a year for this to happen, however, the scars may lighten and become negligible.
The above are few practical and natural ways to avoid or remove stretch marks. If none of them works, then you can opt for surgical cosmetic method. However, this can be a bit expensive.