Pregnancy changes our bodies in many ways, including leaving stretch marks on our skin. These red, purple, and pink marks are most noticeable after we give birth and lessen in appearance over time. Eventually, they fade to a white or silvery appearance.
While stretch marks usually do not entirely go away, there are steps you can take to help your stretch marks heal more rapidly and effectively. With proper care, you can drastically reduce the appearance of pregnancy stretch marks.
Preventing Stretch Marks During Pregnancy
Did you know you can start caring for your stretch marks before they form?
In fact, there are several pregnancy skincare options to prepare your skin for the challenges of accommodating a growing baby.
This involves moisturizing the skin on your belly during pregnancy. Stretch marks occur when our skin stretches too rapidly and is damaged. Well-hydrated skin is more stretchy and flexible, making it better equipped to deal with this rapid change.
Many people believe that hydrating ingredients like coconut oil, aloe vera, hyaluronic acid, and products that contain vitamin A will help prevent stretch marks during pregnancy. While there is some evidence to support this, we recommend using a maternity-specific stretch mark cream.
These creams are specifically formulated to target maternity stretch marks and can be paired with a Hydro-thermal Accelerator Serum for improved results. They contain all the good stuff that your skin needs to handle the changes associated with pregnancy.
If you already have stretch marks from pregnancy, don’t worry. There are ways to ensure that your stretch marks heal as quickly and effectively as possible.
Stretch mark creams aren’t just effective at preventing stretch marks. They can also be used to accelerate the healing of your existing stretch marks.
This works because stretch mark creams hydrate your skin while also encouraging cell turnover. This is a key factor in the rejuvenation and healing of any type of skin damage.
Pairing your stretch mark cream with a Nourishing Body Oil can also help to enhance healing and achieve smoother-looking skin.
So whether you’re pregnant and wish to avoid stretch marks, or already have stretch marks and want to help them heal as effectively as possible, stretch mark creams are an excellent option.