Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Dealing With Stretch Marks On Different Skin Parts During Pregnancy

After falling pregnant many women undergo quite a number of changes. The change in skin appearance is one such noticeable changes. The skin may have a natural radiant in some women thus eliminating use of make-up and other beauty products. Others may have uneven skin tone on the face, a condition known as melasma. Acne may also be unwelcome condition by most pregnant women. This may however be controlled by mild antibiotics with a doctors direction. Acutane is harmful and should never be used to control acne. Besides these conditions, the most common one affecting most women are stretch marks also known as striae gravidarum.

Stretch marks appear on different parts of the body of a pregnant woman. These include the abdomen, lower back, buttocks, hips and around the breasts. Stretch marks present themselves as pinkish scar like lines on the affected parts in light skinned women whereas dark skinned women may have red or purplish marks. These unpleasant marks may later appear whitish or silver like. The reason for their appearance is because of weight gain in pregnancy in the underlying tissue that doesn’t give the skin enough time to stretch. These marks make the skin taut and tight that is sometimes itchy making many women seek for beauty products that can remove them. The stretch marks on the belly usually appear in the later months of pregnancy but may also appear early in some women. 

Most women find stretch marks annoying but this should not be a reason for worry as you can always prevent and control their spread. Pregnancy is a delicate stage in life so women should always use mild products to keep stretch marks in control. There are many skincare products in the market today that claim to have healing effects on these ugly marks but pregnant women should buy them with the advice from a physician. There are some natural skin care products that can soothe your stretching skin. Such include coconut oil, olive oil and almond.

Getting rid of stretch marks can however be a tricky affair as they may take some years to disappear if you are using beauty products. For this reason, it is always good to be proactive. If you are anticipating getting pregnant, ensure your diet is composed of plenty of green vegetables and a variety of fruits. These are good sources of different vitamins that help you in achieving a healthy skin. Drinking plenty of water too makes the skin supple, slowing down the occurrence of stretch marks. Applying good skin care lotions before pregnancy have a massaging effect that also reduces the chances of stretch marks. Stretch marks are therefore a normal condition that you can control before you start your journey to pregnancy. Remember to use your mild oils even in pregnancy to prevent the itching and attack of stretch marks.

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