Stretch marks are among the feared negative effects of maternity, yet stretch marks could be prevented. Whether you obtain maternity stretch marks is typically an issue of genes however there are a couple of means to attempt preventing them (or at the very least to reduce the stretch).
1. Watch your weight: Keep an eye on that scale during pregnancy and put your pounds on slow and steady instead of in big spurts. Keep in mind that eating for two doesn’t mean literally eating twice as much so as much as possible, try to follow the general recommendations for caloric intake during pregnancy.
2.Zinc: Zinc deficiency is one reason people are more likely to get stretch marks. Zinc is a natural trace mineral and one of the most abundant in the body. Zinc is also used in the production of collagen and also contains antioxidant properties.
Zinc can be found in abundance in chicken, lamb, beef, eggs, nuts, legumes, and whole grains.
3.Moisturize: Cocoa butter certainly won’t hurt (though no stretch mark cream is the miracle cure it’s touted as). If nothing else, moisturizing daily will help with the dryness and itchy skin associated with pregnancy (plus it’s fun to have your partner rub some onto your belly. Massaging your skin everyday with moisturiser or a massage glove can help to improve circulation, which encourages new tissue to grow.
4.Maintain healthy diet: It is also important to eat a balanced diet rich in vitamins, especially vitamin E, vitamin C, zinc and silica that help to keep skin the healthy.
5. Nourish your skin from the inside: Plenty of vitamin C foods in your pregnancy diet may also help keep your skin toned and less subject to stretch marks.
6. Water: Drinking lots of water will help with many aspects of pregnancy, including keeping your skin hydrated.
7. Creams: If you’re concerned about stretch marks there are alternative treatments, though you will have to wait until you are no longer pregnant and have finished breastfeeding.