Taking Care of Stretch Marks from Pregnancy

By Alberta Dowse

There is no moment that can equal seeing your baby for the first time and it is true what they say, that first time when you hold your baby in your arms makes up for all of the difficulties of pregnancy. The sickness, the backache and joint pains, the lack of sleep and constant discomfort. But at least all of these are gone now the bundle of joy has arrived. Stretch marks, another vain of pregnancy do not go away so lets look at how to deal with them.

First of all why do they happen? Well of course women gain weight during pregnancy which stretches their skin. However because of the amount of weight gain the skin is stretched past its natural elasticity so stretch marks form and as the skin reverts back after birth, you have the flattened scar appearance. Women get them in various places of the body, commonly the abdomen, the thighs, hips and arms. Around two thirds to three quarters of women have to deal with them.

If you have dry skin then the stretch marks are likely to be worse and look a lot uglier. So the key to reducing the appearance of them is to keep your skin well hydrated throughout the pregnancy. Massage lotion or cream all over your body, particularly areas that are prone such as the buttocks, arms and stomach. Or even better ask your partner to do it for you! Use a cream that has Vitamin E in it as this is the best ingredient for fading stretch marks. There are also good home remedies you can use like olive oil, aloe vera gel or cocoa butter.

As well as the creams also think about avoid eating too much Vitamin A foods, and make sure you drink a lot of water. You will flush out the toxins in your body and your skin will be better hydrated. Your diet needs to be healthy of course but also think about trying to keep that necessary weight gain to a steady rate rather than all at once. When a woman gains a lot too quickly the stretch marks are worse. Your weight will be monitored by your doctor.

A top cream for dealing with stretch marks is by Revitol. They are a leading company in the skin care market and have a reputation amongst consumers for releasing products that do as they claim. Their stretch mark cream does not cost a fortune and they are so confidant that you will love it they even offer a money back guarantee. - 30525

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