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10 Easy Ways to Prevent Stretch Marks During Pregnancy

Stretch marks are something that you have or not. It is that simple. Causes are different and many. But there are several elements that can help you prevent their formation even though the majority of the population would say they have no effect. Usually, they appear because of the lack of skin elasticity, which either you have or not. You can find out many tricks if you read the e-book “Bump to Birth” which was also the inspiration for this article.

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  1. Gelatin

Eating gelatin can increase the level of collagen that your skin needs to keep its elasticity. Moreover, it heals wounds, improves sleep and insulin sensitivity and reduces inflammations. Nowadays, diets are pour in gelatin, therefore you need to find other sources.

You can prepare bone broth. You can either drink it plain or use it to cook other foods – soups, sauces, rice – as it gives them a good flavor. You can replace it with gelatin powder that you need to add to your drinks or you can gel foods.

  1. Hydration

During pregnancy, it is important to hydrate your body because the blood volume increases and you have to create a water shelter for your baby to stay in. Moreover, your skin needs hydration in order to maintain its elasticity. You should drink up to 12 glasses of water every day. However, if you have headaches, dry lips or throat, if you feel tired or you cannot focus, then you need to hydrate your body.

  1. Coconut oil

Coconut oil has nourishing properties. Due to its rich content of saturated fatty acids, which in comparison with polyunsaturated acids that are easily oxidized and harm the skin, produce no harm to the skin. Among the reasons that cause so many skin conditions in U.S is the fact that we changed the saturated fat oils with polyunsaturated fat ones.

You just have to apply it as it is. After taking a shower, you can massage your skin with coconut oil in order moisturize it. In addition, you can combine the oil with beeswax, so that it is better absorbed by the skin.

  1. Vitamin C

Vitamin C is very helpful for the body because it forms the collagen and the cartilage and it reduces free radical damages, which consume collagen and elastin. It is recommended to get the vitamin C from natural foods such as guava, turnips, peppers, parsley greens or broccoli, instead of consuming supplements. Plus, you can create your own source of vitamin C.

  1. Oil treatments

Oil such as olive oil, essential oils and vitamin E oil are rich in antioxidants, reducing in this way the free radical damage. In addition, vitamin E oil improves skin elasticity, preventing the formation of stretch marks.

  1. Zinc

The lack of zinc from the body, usually leads to the appearance of stretch marks. At the same time it improves the production of collagen and cleans the body of toxins. As a natural mineral, zinc can be found in aliments such as chicken, eggs, lamb, nuts, beef, vegetables and grains being the mineral that can be found in the greatest quantity.

  1. Calcarea fluorica and silicea

These two ingredients help the bones to develop properly and maintains the skin elasticity. In other words, it is also responsible for removing stretch marks, hemorrhoids and varicose veins.

  1. Stretch mark serum

Lleaon Rao talks a lot about this type of serums in the book we mentioned above. He says that it is very useful for skin regeneration as it contain elements such as almond oil, mandarin and vitamin E oil, which contribute to the elimination of stretch marks.

  1. Shea or cocoa butter

Shea butter and cocoa butter are the perfect solution when we talk about moist and hydrated skin. On one hand, cocoa butter, extracted from the cocoa bean is a natural fat. On the other hand, Shea butter is extracted from the karate tree along with the fatty acids it contains. However, they both contribute to the regeneration of the skin and the reduction of stretch marks.

  1. Eat for skin elasticity

It is important to eat healthy anytime. Having a diet for skin elasticity implies the consumption of aliments rich in collagen, bone broth, vitamin A, C, E or gelatin such as cow milk, grass-fed and free range meats, eggs, vegetables or organic food.

If you manage to read “Bump to Birth” you will find much more remedies for stretches along with other solutions for different conditions that may appear during pregnancy, from anxiety to the morning sickness.

10 Easy Ways to Prevent Stretch Marks During Pregnancy

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