Posted on August 15, 2011 with No Comments
The most common side effect of pregnancy is stretch marks. There are very few women that get pregnant and do not get them. Once the diameter of a women’s stomach reaches a certain point the elasticity in the skin can no longer hold and the skin starts to tear resulting in a stretch mark. So here is how to get rid of stretch marks while pregnant so listen up!
Stretch marks will fade over time but why wait, you can start working on them while you are pregnant or even before you get them. Since you want to be careful what kind of products you use while you are pregnant we suggest an organic one like pure emu oil.
Pure emu oil is 100% natural and hypoallergenic. It works great on even the most delicate skin. If you use it when you first get pregnant before you get stretch marks it can super hydrated your skin causing the collagen bonds to be stronger. Resulting in little or no marks at all.
If you start using it when you develop the stretch marks it will help moisturize your skin resulting in fewer marks and helping the ones that are there fade faster. Family history can play a role in stretch mark development people with weaker collagen bonds tend to get stretch marks much easier and are more predisposed to aging faster.
The older the stretch mark is the harder it can be to treat but it is not impossible. It will just take longer to help build up new collagen bonds. Stretch marks can be found anywhere on the body. They are most commonly found on the stomach, bust, butt thighs and arms.
Unhealthy skin can result in getting stretch marks much faster than healthy skin. Dry skin tend to develop stretch marks much faster than hydrated skin so be sure to moisturize your skin daily.
It is much easier to prevent stretch marks from occurring than it is getting rid of them. They can take years to fade fully. Weigh gain is expected during pregnancy so taking the right precautions can help immensely.
Diet plays a small role in it as well so drink lots of water to keep properly hydrated. Cocoa butter has show to help put skin into a healthy collagen building phase as well. Taking a good hair, skin & nail vitamin while doing all of this will help out as well.
A balanced healthy diet helps skin as well so eating plenty of fruit and vegetables will help you skin maintain a healthy glow.