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Natural Ways of Preventing Stretch Marks During Pregnancy

by | January 27, 2019

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 like I said, no guarantees! Sometimes you are just genetically predisposed to “tiger stripes.”

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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

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

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

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 skin, and preventing stretch marks. If you have an aloe plant, just cut a leaf and squeeze out the gel. Massage it into your tummy or anywhere you want to prevent stretch marks and leave it on to absorb.

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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Julie Nealon

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One Response to “Natural Ways of Preventing Stretch Marks During Pregnancy”

  1. Laurie
    January 30th, 2019 @ 6:39 am

    I have tried over 10 different stretch mark creams and natural ways, and none of them have worked. Dermalmd stretch mark serum one is legit– saw a very noticeable difference in about one month. Even my boyfriend commented on how they were disappearing!

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