Day 88, Stretch Marks

Stretch Marks in Pregnancy

Another common skin issue that women face in pregnancy are stretch marks. Have seen any on your body already or worried that you may have some soon? Thats ok. Read on to find out what causes stretch marks in Pregnancy and what you can do to lessen the effect or avoid it from occurring.

What causes stretch marks?

Stretch marks appear when your body starts growing faster than your skin due to your baby growing inside of you. The elastic fibers under your skin hence split and stretch marks are developed. Stretch marks however can be prevented. The right kind of skin care used at the right time can help prevent stretch marks. The ingredients in the stretch mark skin care help infuse elasticity into the skin and nourish and hydrate it so as to arrest the appearance of stretch marks.

Stretch marks can be hereditary and are bound to happen if the mom’s mom has had them.

You can do a few things to make sure you lessen the effect/ avoid it

Make sure you eat lots of fresh fruits and veggies. Hydrating and applying a vitamin E based cream / lotion or oil will also help. Apply twice a day to abdomen breasts and buttocks starting from the 12th week. Continue this practice  for six months post delivery.

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