Women's Health

Stretch Marks and Pregnancy

​​​What can I do to prevent stretch marks?

The best defense against stretch marks is ensuring that your skin maintains maximum elasticity during pregnancy. You can do this by keeping your skin moisturized at all times.
Preventing stretch marks:
  • Skin health: Collagen and elastin fibers in the skin are essential for maintaining skin growth. The stronger they are, the less likely they will break and leave stretch marks. It is important to eat foods rich in Vitamin C, E, zinc and silica, which help with collagen formation. Vitamin C in particular is an important antioxidant that helps protect tissues from damage. Moreover, vitamins B2 (riboflavin) and B3 (niacin) help promote and maintain skin. It is necessary to drink enough water (about 2 liters a day) to help strengthen and regenerate skin.
  • Exercising: Exercising helps prevent stretch marks. It improves blood circulation, which maintains the elasticity of the skin and its ability to stretch as it grows, thus reducing the possibility of varicose veins and swollen ankles during pregnancy.
  • Keeping your skin elastic: You can keep your skin's elasticity by using a specially formulated topical oil to increase skin elasticity. Apply it twice daily during the first trimester. It will help your skin remain hydrated and stretchier.

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Last Update : 25 November 2020 10:15 AM
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