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Most women suffer from stretch marks and are often told that there is nothing they can do about it. We believe that there are some natural ways for you to help/prevent stretch marks in the future and keep your skin elastic and looking healthy.
Stretch marks are caused when your body grows faster than your skin, causing your skin to stretch and creates stripes. This is often seen on the buttock and abdomen.
- Drink a lot of water: Most people do not drink enough water. water keeps the body and skin hydrated. It is recommend that you should drink between 6-8 glasses of water a day. The more water you drink the more hydrated you will be keep your skin nice and elastic. Water has many other benefits like flushing out toxins, clearing skin problems, food digestion and reducing dark circles under your eyes.
- Eating a balance diet: Eating a clean, rich nutrient diet with fresh produce and high protein will keep your weight gain steady. A healthy balanced diet will keep the elasticity of your skin include foods that are rich in Vitamin C, E and antioxidants will help to achieve great elasticity. Try to stay away from “junk” food with little nutritional value.
- Moisturise: Moisturising your skin will keep it hydrated and feeling great. There are many moisturises out there look for ones high in vitamin E. Bio oil is also great for stretch marks. (For all the mommies that are pregnant or planning on falling pregnant we suggest you start with the bio oil from the beginning of the pregnancy).
- Avoid excess sun exposure: The sun can be extremely dangerous and harsh to our skins. UVA causes damage to the skin resulting in lost of elastcity as well as hydration. Remember to alway put on your sunblock when heading out into the sun.
- Exfoliation: exfoliation is great for the skin. it removes all dead skin cells allowing the skin to produce new skin. Exfoliation causes increased blood flow resulting in healing and removal of toxins. Remember to be gentle when exfoliating and not to rough especially over areas that have stretch marks.