Scientists argue about what can be done to prevent stretch marks, but one thing is quite certain: genetics seems to play an important role in their development, but there are things you can do to limit this possibility. By following these guidelines your overall health and condition of your skin will improve.
Nobody wants to have stretch marks, but pregnant women should know that along with nausea, fatigue, back pain and frequent urination, stretch marks are another unpleasant symptom of this condition, actually between 75% and 90% pregnant women develop stretch marks by physical suffering skin expansion.
Stretch marks usually appear during pregnancy between the sixth and seventh month, not only in the abdomen but in other areas of the body that tend to increase in size, these areas are the thighs, buttocks, breasts etc.
Eat a healthy diet balanced and varied to maintain stable weight, good nutritional status is of vital importance for the development of your unborn child and this contributes to the strength and health of the body’s largest organ – your skin. There is nothing better than having a controlled and stable increase in weight, without fluctuations, i.e., with steady increases in kg, so that your skin is not broken and those unexpected bumps do not appear.
Use a body brush or wash cloths with soft bristles to massage the areas where stretch marks tend to come this will increase blood circulation, consume plenty of water. Hydration is important for overall health, well-being, your child’s growth and is essential for healthy skin.
Take your vitamins, this is another way to ensure adequate nutritional status as well as for healthy skin and a healthy baby.
Keep your skin clean and moist between the first and second trimester of pregnancy and during recovery from pre-pregnancy weight, use series of oils and creams sold in the market especially for the prevention of stretch marks, these moisturising oils help keep the skin soft and supple, various vitamins and oils to create these formulas are designed to help increase the production of collagen support the dermis to keep intact skin and prevent the appearance of stretch marks or “orange peel”.
Even during the post-partum period by the dramatic weight loss makes the skin susceptible to stretch marks on the other hand you need to keep your body strong to cope with stress recovery after childbirth and future motherhood.
Oils to prevent stretch marks
All existing methods to prevent stretch marks are made from natural oils and herbs, you will not endanger the fetus with creams and ointments or chemicals, all you have to do is go to a health food store and buy herbal creams and oils that you need.
To start I give you a list of herbs that are in charge of preventing those ugly scars.
- Cocoa butter – when used for prevention of stretch marks, you should use this oil for a little massage after the bath.
- Olive oil – rub the oil all over the body that helps soothe the skin and acts to prevent stretch marks also acts deeply and improves blood circulation.
- A mixture of almond oil, chamomile oil and lavender oil, – separate, each of these oils can significantly reduce the appearance of stretch marks, however, together they form a killer against stretch marks.
- Sandalwood – This herb can soothe the skin and protect it from stretching during pregnancy.
- Argan oil: gently massage the area to try and see the good results
- As the skin stretches, expands and changes during pregnancy, so it is important to keep hydrated.
Vitamin E oil is rubbed on the skin is a popular choice for the prevention of stretch marks, helping make skin more elastic and firm.
Almond oil helps reduce stretch marks
Although stretch marks can not be completely avoided a massage with almond oil can significantly reduce their severity. Stretch marks are formed in the middle layer of the skin when stretched beyond their capacity and the collagen fibers are torn. Massage with almond oil accounts for two thirds of good prevention, the soothing qualities of almond oil strengthens and nourishes the skin, in order to resist tearing, promoting blood circulation in the area, not only it has moisturizing properties but it eases the stress of everyday life.
How to apply almond oil
Pour a small amount of almond oil on your hands and rub them together to warm the oil, apply in the areas of skin that are subject to stretch marks such as thighs, breasts, hips, buttocks, belly, with a brush performing a gentle but firm movements rubbing massage, repeat twice a day especially after a shower or out of the bath, a massage with almond oil after bathing helps keep the skin moisture.
If you add a little vitamin E oil to almond oil your skin would appreciate it. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that stimulates new cell growth and reinforces the natural elasticity of the skin.
Consider buying organic almond oil for its soothing properties and its strong smell put a few drops of this oil in the tub and let your skin to absorb.