Tips to prevent stretch marks during pregnancy

Stretch marks is a common problem for many people, especially pregnant women. Stretch marks occur in the dermis the middle layer of skin, when there is a rapid growth in the body which causes the elastic fibres under the skin’s surface to break, hence causing stretch marks.

When the skin is stretched, the collagen is weakened and its normal production cycle is disturbed and damaged. This leads to the creation of scars under the top layer of the skin. It commonly occurs on the thighs, arms, stomach, and the bottom area. You can prevent stretch marks if you follow exercise plan, a good diet, and a regular skincare method. Here are some ways to prevent stretch marks during pregnancy.

Exercise

Regular exercise will prevent you from gaining weight but will also improve elasticity. You can try brisk walking or indoor cycling

Sunscreen

Always apply sunscreen especially to areas where stretch marks might occur, such as belly, sides and chest.

Exfoliation

Regular exfoliation will not only improve elasticity but will also boost blood circulation.

Cleansing

Cleansing your skin will a natural glow whilst hydrating your skin. Buy one that’s made of natural oil.

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Moisturiser

While choosing moisturiser, look for one that has ingredients like vitamin A, vitamin E or hyaluronic acid.

Water

Drink plenty of  water to keep your skin supple and maintain elasticity.

 

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