Pregnancy

Stretch Marks After Pregnancy

Stretch marks are pretty much one of those things that just happen with pregnancy. There are some home beauty treatments and remedies listed below to decrease the appearance of them. But don’t sweat the small stuff too much. I think of my stretch marks as a badge of honor, or marks of distinction of motherhood. Yes; they make your body look a little different, but they are beautiful in their own way. One thing I found out with the pregnancies of my four children is that none of my babies shared the same stretch marks, as much as I would have liked them to! Remember that during pregnancy your body underwent a lot of hormonal and physical changes. Think of how big that baby grew inside of you and how hard you had to work during the birthing process. After all that it’s good you only have just a few stretch marks to show for it!

Stretch marks are red in color during pregnancy but they do fade to a light pink or white color after childbirth. Here is a list of causes and also a list or beauty remedies that you can try.

Stretch Marks After Pregnancy – Causes

  • Expansion of the skin during pregnancy is the main cause of stretch marks during pregnancy.
  • The size of the baby increases in the uterus which leads to stretch marks on the tummy.
  • Stretch marks may also lead to drying of the skin along with itchiness and redness.

Here are some home remedies you can try to reduce the appearance of stretch marks.

  • Drink plenty of water and keep yourself hydrated.
  • Maintain your weight during pregnancy.
  • Sudden weight gain during pregnancy leads to stretch marks.
  • Eat food which contributes to the elasticity of your skin.
  • Pregnancy stretch mark creams also help in reducing the marks on the skin. These creams normally contain glycolic acid and retin-A.
  • Avoid applying these stretch mark creams during breastfeeding.
  • In order to reduce stretch marks, apply vitamin E oil on the affected area.
  • Do not wash or wipe off the oil. Let the oil soak into your skin
  • Use exfoliation scrub in order to reduce stretch marks.
  • Apply papaya pulp mixed with honey on the affected area in order to reduce stretch marks.
  • Cocoa butter also helps in reducing stretch marks, especially on the stomach. Apply and massage it to your skin overnight in order to see effective results.
  • Regular exercise will also tone your body and will help you to lose weight gained during pregnancy.

1 response to Stretch Marks After Pregnancy

  1. While We were searching for answer in relation to how you can get rid of stretch mark, often times the answer then is beauty surgery, which is a somewhat fake as there are natural and organic approaches to deal with these kinds of scarring which generally even will help your personal skincare on top of that. It is quite crucial as right skincare is a crucial aspect of coping with these unattractive stretch marks not to mention preventing each of them in the foreseeable future.

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