Stretch Marks? 3 At-Home Remedies to Try

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April 15, 2016

There is no surefire way to prevent yourself from getting stretch marks. In fact, around 75% of pregnant women will get at least some sort of stretch mark during pregnancy. As your body grows and gains an average of 25-35 pounds during your pregnancy, your body is going to stretch in ways that you never knew were humanly possible. Luckily, by trying these over-the-counter remedies you can help to keep your skin moisturized and hope to reduce the appearance of stretch marks— although nothing is guaranteed. Read on to learn more.

Body Butter

Pregnant women rant and rave about using body butter to help get rid of their stretch marks. Typically filled with an ultra-hydrating ingredient called “shea” body butter is designed to give you an added layer of moisture which will hopefully help protect your skin from getting too many stretch marks. Simply apply some body butter across your belly directly after you get out of the shower to help lock in all of that moisture.

Oil

All-natural body oil like coconut oil or even almond and lemon oils are a great way to moisturize your belly during pregnancy. Additionally, body oil will help to alleviate any of that nasty belly itching that you may be experiencing as your belly expands in order to make room for your baby. Be mindful when using oil, however, that your skin’s pores may become a bit clogged and you may get little red bumps across your belly.

Stay Hydrated

Your body and skin use water to stay completely hydrated all day long. As a great way to ensure that your skin is receiving all of the moisture it needs in order to stay supple and elastic, make sure that you are drinking your eight 8 ounce glasses of water every day. By staying hydrated you can help aid in your skin’s recovery from pregnancy and hopefully help to reduce the appearance of stretch marks.

Unfortunately, there isn’t a preventative tip that will guarantee that you don’t get stretch marks. However, by following the above at-home tips, you can hopefully prevent against getting any large stretch marks in the future. To learn more about stretch marks and stretch mark treatment, contact Dr. Barry Goldman today!

 

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