Why you need pregnancy skin care to help you prevent stretch marks during pregnancy
Some lovingly call them “a baby’s first drawings”.
As adorable as that sounds, most women would rather not have stretch marks appear on their bodies during their pregnancies.
If you are concerned about stretch marks, pregnancy skin care is your best companion. Sure, some women are genetically more likely to develop stretch marks during pregnancy than others. However, keeping your skin as soft and elastic as possible during this stretchy time of your life, will help you minimise the likelihood of developing stretch marks.
Here are four useful suggestions that will keep those stretch marks at bay:
If you are prone to getting stretch marks and do nothing to prevent them from appearing, you will probably get them.
It is important you act before your “baby’s first drawings” start to show up.
Don’t take any chances.
Consisting of 100% cocoa butter, calendula, macadamia oil and tangerine extracts, Pregfit’s Novena Organic Belly and Bum Cream has been proven to prevent the development of stretch marks when applied two times a day.
So, as soon as you get the fabulous news that your baby is on his or her way, make sure you stock on this very effective pregnancy-safe skin care cream.
2. Get Regular Pregnancy Massages
We all know that massage has numerous benefits during pregnancy.
A professional massage session is not only a wonderful time to relax and think about the changes taking place in your body and in your life, it will also alleviate any pain associated to pregnancy and increase blood circulation.
A massage session conducted by a skilled and qualified pregnancy masseur/masseuse will also contribute to your overall pregnancy skin care, making your skin receive its nutrients faster, preventing the appearance of stretch marks and helping you heal those that have already developed.
3. Eat whole foods & drink plenty of water
Your body experiences an increased level of blood circulation and an abundance of hormones during pregnancy. For most women, this means a certain glow in their skin, as well as shiny, thick hair.
A combination of good nutrition and hydration will enhance that pregnancy radiance and prevent the appearance of stretch marks.
Drink 8-10 glasses of water every day. It will help you flush out water retention and it will do wonders for your skin.
Unprocessed, whole foods loaded with vitamins and antioxidants are perfect for improving the skin and keeping it glowing. Our favourites? Avocados, blueberries, pomegranates and watermelon – the more colourful, the better!
4. Gain weight slowly and stay active.
The cheeky little hormones that cause all those erratic changes in our bodies during pregnancy are the main reason why stretch marks appear. However, gaining weight too quickly is also an important contributing factor.
During pregnancy your weight gain should be slow and gradual. This will help you feel healthy and fit and minimise the appearance of stretch marks. Speak to your GP or midwife if you’re concerned about not gaining weight at a healthy rate or about your stretch marks.
But first and foremost, make sure you stay active throughout your pregnancy. Exercising regularly will ensure you gain the weight you need for your baby’s wellbeing and development and boast a glowing, radiant ski.
Check out the full range of PregFit maternity wear to help you keep exercising throughout your whole pregnancy.
I hope you found these pregnancy skin care tips useful. I’d love you know – are you doing anything to prevent stretch marks? If so, please share your tips in the comments below.
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