Being pregnant will cause a lot of changes in you. You will develop more inches on your waist and you will notice the appearance of those tiny stretch marks. Their colors may vary from red to purple and you will notice them appearing on your tummy, thighs, breasts, buttocks and arms. The look of them may frustrate you. How much of them would you likely acquire? It will depend on the type of skin that you have and on the types of measures that you’re taking in order to prevent them.
If you are going to browse the net, you will find so many products giving so many promises about stretch marks. Almost all of them are claiming that they can remove the marks as quickly and as easily as this or that; however, you still have other options that you should do to make sure that the developments are going to come quick. They are mentioned below:
Keep the area moist by applying a stretch mark lotion, cream or oil on it everyday. The usual ingredients that these products may contain are Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Maderma, cocoa butter and/or scar serum. Applying them will help a lot in improving the appearance of those stretch marks.
Ask your OB if she can recommend anything to you. The medical world has new discoveries that may be helpful in treating the affected areas of your skin.
Try to stay in shape. Being pregnant doesn’t mean you wouldn’t care anymore about your physical looks. One of the best ways to maintain a good figure in spite of being pregnant is to eat healthy foods. So far, the ideal weight for pregnant women is 25 to 35 pounds, depending of course on the person’s height. If your weight exceeds this standard, you should try to make it reduce. It’s actually for you and your baby’s sake.
You should also drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated. Dry skin is more prone to develop stretch marks.
If in case you’ve already given birth before, the possibility of getting more stretch marks is bigger. It’s simply like history repeating itself. Since your skin has already experienced stretching before, it’s going to be easier for it to welcome the experience again. The larger the baby in your womb, the larger stretch marks you will get.
Even if you’ve used different products to prevent stretch marks, some might still appear on your skin after giving birth. Taking all the proper care doesn’t mean you will get rid of them at once; but at least, their development will be minimized. They do fade in time though but it will take patience and diligence on your part.
If the scenario is already unbearable for you, you can opt to go to a skin clinic and have them removed via laser treatment. Another medical treatment that is recommendable is tummy tuck. You can set an appointment with a dermatologist to know what she can advice.
It is true that preventing and removing stretch marks can be so challenging; however, it is still worth a try. They may not be nice to look at but always remember that almost 50 percent of the women all over the world have them. This will make you realize that you are not the only one who is suffering from such frustration.