The increase in pregnancy hormones promotes the appearance of stretch marks, which occur with the stretching of the skin, breaking the collagen fibers. Some women have more stretch marks than others during pregnancy, and this can be very bothersome for some people.
Why do stretch marks happen?
Stretch marks are produced by breaking elastin fibers in the dermis. Although some skins are more resistant than others, the increase in abdominal volume, due to pregnancy, facilitates the appearance of these marks on the skin.
The thicker stretch marks are those that initially appear in pregnancy and present these characteristic marks, with the breakdown of collagen there may be a local inflammatory process. This process is self-limiting, so that it regresses spontaneously, making the stretch marks clear and less obvious. The intense inflammatory process is not always present, so some stretch marks have their light color from the start.
Is there any substance that should be avoided on the skin during pregnancy?
Anti-stretch mark creams and oils are not contraindicated during pregnancy. However, there are some that are specific to pregnant women and can be quite effective.
Stretch marks usually do not disappear completely, but it is possible to soften them. Initially, with the end of pregnancy, they become less obvious and there are still specific treatments. In this case, consulting a dermatologist is the best option.
How to treat stretch marks during pregnancy?
Stretch marks are a common problem during pregnancy. With creams and massages, it is possible to fight against its presence on the stomach, breasts, hips and thighs, without letting stretch marks disturb this very particular stage.
During pregnancy, the mother's body undergoes many changes, both due to hormonal changes and weight gain. Among the aesthetic changes, the appearance of stretch marks stands out, and may disappear after childbirth.
Here are some things to know to fight against this evil:
Once the pregnancy is confirmed, it is important to maintain the skin, nourish it and hydrate it properly. Among the moisturizers recommended during this period, those with natural essences containing vitamin A and E are much more recommended.
Another point that must be taken into account is food, as it is very important to help keep the skin in good condition.
• Massage during pregnancy:
The ideal is to apply the creams twice a day, for example, in the morning and in the evening. It is recommended to apply it with upward and circular movements. It is also good to apply light pressure with the fingers to penetrate the cream.
• Care after childbirth
Generally, stretch marks show reddish lines and, when they are older, they take on a white color. These marks usually don't go away, but there are ways to hide their presence with certain treatments.
Depending on the color and severity of the stretch marks, the specialist will decide on the best procedure to help you erase them. The current options act as follows:
Ø Stimulation of pigment-producing cells
Ø Strengthen skin elasticity and stimulate collagen production.
Remember to incorporate these tips into your routine. If you practice them often, you will see results quickly and you can be pregnant and sexy.
Stretch marks are not a disease during pregnancy, and it is a normal phenomenon. If you want solutions to fight against stretch marks during pregnancy, or to limit marks after childbirth, do not hesitate to contact us.