Stretch Marks- Occurrence, Prevention & Cure!

Occurrence of stretch marks cannot be completely prevented. However, following certain tips, these can be minimized for sure.

 

1. Keep your skin moisturized with a good moisturizer, olive oil or coconut oil and Vitamin E-enriched oil. Moisturizing will not really have an effect on occurrence of stretch marks; however, this will keep the skin hydrated, smooth, toned and also reduce itchiness.


2. Exfoliate at least twice or thrice a week. Exfoliation helps in taking off the layer of dead skin cells and allow the new cells to resurface, thus increasing the circulation. Exfoliation could be done using a loofah or a dry brush. This will also help the moisturizer to absorb better in the skin.


3. Eating balanced diet will help in gradual and optimum weight gain and avoid unnecessary wear and tear of skin.


4. Keeping your body hydrated with 2-3 liters of water will prevent water retention. This will also help to keep the skin healthy and supple and the skin is more likely to bounce back from the effects of stretching.


5. Perform low intensity exercises during pregnancy. This will help in gradual weight gain and also helps in keeping the skin elastic.


Cure for Stretch Marks

There is no sure shot cure for stretch marks. However, the marks tend to lighten or fade away over a period of time, which could be around a year from giving birth. Taking care with your general well being will also help them to fade sooner.

1. Continue taking balance diet and doing light exercise to help in gradual weight loss and the skin will have time to get back to its original form. Crash dieting will only lead to sagging of skin and worsening of the condition. Intensity of workout can be increased over a period of time based on the comfort level.


2. Keep your skin hydrated with massage and by drinking water.


3. Prescription creams containing glycolic acid, retinol or hyaluronic acid may be used on doctor's recommendation.


Since stretch marks are almost inevitable with pregnancy, it won't be a bad idea to embrace them and let them fade over a period of time. Consider them as the beauty marks that you have gained while you were creating a life inside you…

 

Prevention of stretch marks during pregnancy

Occurrence of stretch marks cannot be completely prevented. However, following certain tips, these can be minimized for sure.

1. Keep your skin moisturized with a good moisturizer, olive oil or coconut oil and Vitamin E-enriched oil. Moisturizing will not really have an effect on occurrence of stretch marks; however, this will keep the skin hydrated, smooth, toned and also reduce itchiness.

 

2. Exfoliate at least twice or thrice a week. Exfoliation helps in taking off the layer of dead skin cells and allow the new cells to resurface, thus increasing the circulation. Exfoliation could be done using a loofah or a dry brush. This will also help the moisturizer to absorb better in the skin.


3. Eating balanced diet will help in gradual and optimum weight gain and avoid unnecessary wear and tear of skin.


4. Keeping your body hydrated with 2-3 liters of water will prevent water retention. This will also help to keep the skin healthy and supple and the skin is more likely to bounce back from the effects of stretching.


5. Perform low intensity exercises during pregnancy. This will help in gradual weight gain and also helps in keeping the skin elastic.


Cure for Stretch Marks

There is no sure shot cure for stretch marks. However, the marks tend to lighten or fade away over a period of time, which could be around a year from giving birth. Taking care with your general well being will also help them to fade sooner.

1. Continue taking balance diet and doing light exercise to help in gradual weight loss and the skin will have time to get back to its original form. Crash dieting will only lead to sagging of skin and worsening of the condition. Intensity of workout can be increased over a period of time based on the comfort level.

 

2. Keep your skin hydrated with massage and by drinking water.


3. Prescription creams containing glycolic acid, retinol or hyaluronic acid may be used on doctor's recommendation.


Since stretch marks are almost inevitable with pregnancy, it won't be a bad idea to embrace them and let them fade over a period of time. Consider them as the beauty marks that you have gained while you were creating a life inside you…

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Richa Rai

Laxmi Shankar

Macdalin Suresh Andrew

I wish I knew this before

Nayana Nanaware

This is just in time

Laxmi Shankar

yesRicha Rai mai bohot pareshan hu stretch marks se

ಕಾವ್ಯ ಗೌಡ

This is so well written.

AMRITA MALLIK

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Smita Dalai

Sounds like so much fun.

jaseena Ghouse basha

This is just in time

Ravi Choudhari

This is so well written.

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