Getting your body back after your pregnancy can be a difficult battle of diet and exercise. However, one of the ways you can feel like your old self again is to get rid of your stretch marks. While not all women get stretch marks during their pregnancy most do, and these welt looking lines can actually lower your self confidence and body image.
There are a few ways to prevent getting stretch marks during your pregnancy:
1. Gain your baby weight slowly with healthy diet and exercise. You should only need to gain about 25 to 30 lbs in your pregnancy so if you gain them gradually you can prevent these marks.
2. Stay hydrated throughout your pregnancy. Your skin will be more elastic and more willing to grow to accommodate your new body and your baby bump if you keep it hydrated.
3. Begin applying lotions or oils at the beginning of your pregnancy and stay consistent throughout. If you keep your skin hydrated from the inside with water and from the outside with lotions it will grow without stretching.
However, if you did all you could to prevent stretch marks and one of those little welt looking marks made its way onto your skin there are ways to fade them away. Your goal is to find an oil or a cream that is made with natural ingredients, promotes collagen growth, and something made with vitamins A and E because they are the best for your skin.
Mama Mio Goodbye Stretch Marks: We love this lotion because it’s made with all the things your skin is looking for; it also has more positive skin ingredients than any other stretch mark cream on the market. It has fruit extracts to even out your skin tone, sweet almond nut oil to soothe itching and helps moisturize, and high effective peptides that promote skin repair and promote collagen growth to even out your skin. We also love it for what’s not in it, this product is paraben free, petroleum free, phthalates free, sodium laureth free, even their fragrances are all natural.
Erba-Organics Mommy-to-be Stretch Mark Cream: This luxurious cream is totally organic, we mean USDA certified organic so it’s safe to use during your pregnancy, after, and while you’re breastfeeding. It’s made with an aloe base, Shea butter and sea buckthorn to moisturize your skin, carrot seed oil to help skin stretch, rosemary extract as an anti-oxidant, and lavender oils to promote healing. This is a fantastic, affordable, and organic cream any mother would love.
Weleda Pregnancy Body Oil: For those who prefer oil to a cream this is the oil to use to get rid of all your stretch marks. This oil is a blend of wheat germ and almond oils that are totally pesticide free. This oil is also packed with vitamins E, A, and C to promote skin healing, elasticity, and evening tone. It also has organic arnica flower that feels warm and soothing when you apply it to your skin, this should also help with that pesky itching.