Pregnancy just might be the most exciting adventure of all time, but as with all adventures, it’s normal to be a bit nervous as you embark into the unknown.
We know that along with the excitement of growing a tiny human inside you, there might be some questions about the changes that your body will go through during pregnancy. How will your body change? Will you get stretch marks? What will they feel like? Will they be itchy? We have the answers you’re looking for!
Stretch Marks and Skin Changes
During pregnancy, your body undergoes various transformations, including hormonal changes that affect your skin. As your child grows and your belly expands, there’s a chance that you may notice the first signs of stretch marks. These marks often appear as reddish or purplish streaks and gradually fade over time to a lighter color.
The Itching Dilemma
As your skin stretches, it might become itchy in the areas where stretch marks begin to form. This itching is caused by the physical stress on your skin as it stretches as well as an increase in blood flow. Although it can be bothersome, it's important to resist the urge to scratch, as excessive scratching may lead to skin irritation.
Skin Elasticity and Collagen Production
The elasticity of your skin plays a crucial role in determining whether or not stretch marks will develop. Skin elasticity depends on collagen production, which is influenced by hormonal changes during pregnancy. Unfortunately, not all women's skin has the same ability to stretch without leaving marks, but that doesn’t mean you can’t prepare your skin for the changes ahead.
Stretch Mark Prevention
Lotions and creams can help to moisturize your skin, improve its texture, and alleviate itching. Applying a moisturizing lotion or oil daily can promote skin elasticity, relieving dryness and reducing the discomfort associated with itching.
Keeping your skin well-hydrated and moisturized can help improve its elasticity and reduce the likelihood of stretch marks. Natural moisturizers that contain ingredients like aloe vera, coconut oil, shea butter, and vitamin E are often used to help reduce the formation of stretch marks.
Trilastin SR is an extra-strength stretch mark prevention cream that helps to prevent the formation of stretch marks and soothe itching. We recommend pairing it with a Hydro-Thermal Accelerator for even better results.
As a new mother, it's natural to have concerns about stretch marks and itching during pregnancy. Taking care of your skin with proper moisturization and staying hydrated can contribute to its overall health.
Be gentle with your skin, resist the urge to scratch, and consult with your healthcare provider for additional advice or treatment options if needed. Remember, these marks are a testament to the incredible journey of pregnancy and the strength of your body.