Natural Ways of Preventing Stretch Marks During Pregnancy
Sometimes there’s no way of preventing stretch marks, as they can be genetic and sometimes develop no matter what you do. A lot of women develop stretch marks during pregnancy, 50 to 90% in fact. They seem to develop at a faster rate in the third trimester as your tummy gets bigger and bigger, but they can develop at any time during your pregnancy. Stretch marks aren’t limited to the belly; they can develop anywhere on your body. You might see stretch marks developing on your breasts, legs, arms, and on your bottom. Here are some natural ways of preventing stretch marks, but
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Preventing Stretch Marks During Pregnancy
You may not want to put strange or artificial ingredients on your body during pregnancy. If this is the case, there are some natural ways to help prevent stretch marks.
Coconut oil is a really great moisturizer and can double up as a vegan, natural massage oil! It’s absorbed very quickly into your skin. Coconut oil contains fatty acids and vitamin E. Virgin coconut oil is the best for treating stretch marks. Just massage it into your skin after your shower.
Olive oil also contains vitamin E and antioxidants, along with healing compounds which can help the healing process. It is a great option for preventing stretch marks and can be used throughout pregnancy. Simply massage extra virgin olive oil into your skin after your shower. It’s great for alleviating the itch caused by your skin stretching during pregnancy too.
Aloe vera is famous for its soothing and healing properties. Gel from aloe vera plants contains enzymes, minerals, vitamins, and fatty acids. These help with the skin’s healing process, restoring
I tried everything possible to prevent stretch marks but my tummy looks like it was put through a shredder. Now I wear those stripes proudly, like the tiger mama I am. Did you get stretch marks during your pregnancy? How do you feel about them? Let us know in the comments below.
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