…how to avoid stretch marks
Pregnancy stretch marks are a natural result of the skin around the abdomen stretching out to accommodate a growing belly. They start out as red streaks and turn silvery over time. It is possible to prevent and reduce the appearance of stretch marks if you act early in the pregnancy.
Here are some tips on how to avoid stretch marks:
1.Eat a skin-nourishing diet:
You’re probably already eating healthy, balanced meals to make sure your baby is getting enough vitamins and nutrients. Incorporating foods that are especially beneficial for the health of your skin can improve your skin’s elasticity, which helps prevent stretch marks from forming.
Add the following foods to your daily diet:
- Foods containing omega 3s, which help keep cell membranes healthy and make your skin glow. Eat salmon oil, walnuts, and eggs.
- Foods containing vitamin A, which helps repair skin tissue. Eat carrots, sweet potatoes, mango, squash, and red bell peppers.
- Foods containing vitamin E, which help protect skin cell membranes. Eat nuts, seeds, avocados broccoli, and collard greens.
- Foods rich in antioxidants, which help nourish and protect skin. Eat plenty of spinach, blueberries, strawberries, and other fresh fruits and vegetables.
2.Stay hydrated – drink lots of water:
Water helps detoxify your body and keeps your skin cells plump, which makes your skin healthier and more likely to bounce back from the stress caused by stretching.
3. Exercise during pregnancy:
Exercising helps the skin retain its elasticity by improving your body’s circulation. As an added benefit, exercise will help prevent you from gaining too much weight, too quickly, helping to avoid stretch marks.
Try pregnancy yoga and other low-impact exercises. Yoga and Pilates give you an excellent workout without requiring you to move in ways that may feel uncomfortable while you’re pregnant.
4.Gain weight gradually:
Stretch marks happen when you gain a lot of weight, fast. If you follow your doctor’s guidelines for gaining weight gradually, rather than putting on your pregnancy weight all at once, you greatly reduce the chance that you’ll end up with stretch marks.
5. Apply a nourishing skin oil:
Our Liquid Gold Pure Tissue Oil visibly improves the appearance of stretch marks by increasing your skin’s moisture content and by improving the elasticity of your skin.
“After my daughter was born I lost a large amount of weight and instead of feeling happy with my achievement I felt embarrassed and self conscious of my stretch marks. I have tried many different products and even wasted thousands of dollars on treatments with no noticeable results.
Frustrated and thinking I’d be covering up my stretch marks forever a friend recommended I try B.O.N. I purchased a bottle in a final attempt to reduce the appearance of my stretch marks and was pleasantly surprised with the results.
After using B.O.N for just one month my skin has become firmer, making my stretch marks much less visible and my skin just feels amazing. I now have the confidence to show my skin and feel great about it.”Natalie – Australia
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