If you’re pregnant or considering getting pregnant, the thought of things such as weight gain and stretch marks, are enough vanity to reconsider pregnancy in the first place. But then you think of the perfect bundle of joy and it’s suddenly all worth it. However, with stretch marks being a clear reality, there are some things you can do to help prevent against stretch marks and give your stomach and thighs an overall smoother skin tone.
- Drink Water
Hydration is one of the biggest keys to combating an abundance of nasty stretch marks. By working from the inside out, you can help to hydrate the targeted areas and reduce the appearance of stretch marks. To get into a healthy habit of drinking plenty of water a day, try carrying around a reusable glass or BPA free waterbottle in your bag and make it a goal to drink at least 4 of them a day.
Once you start to hydrate your body from the inside out, then you can start to hydrate your skin topically. With hundreds of stretch mark creams on the market it can seem overwhelming to pick one that is right for you. Look for creams that are filled with all natural ingredients like shea butter and honey, these ingredients will help get rid of dry itchy skin due to your skin stretching and help to improve overall elasticity.
- Sugar Scrubs
Try using an all-natural sugar scrub on your belly and thighs 2-3 times a week. By exfoliating your skin and encouraging more blood flow to those areas, you can help to lower the appearance of stretch marks and improve overall elasticity.
If you’re heading to the beach for a babymoon or family vacation, do not skimp on the sunscreen. Now is the best time to really lather up your bump in order to prevent skin damage and the chances of the skin drying out— both of which can contribute to stretch marks.
Pregnancy is a beautiful thing that unfortunately can wreak havoc on your body. Try these 4 all-natural remedies to help combat the appearance of nasty stretch marks and feel better about the skin you live in.
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