Do you really care about your appearance? Many people today are focused on better health lifestyle, good food and better skin products that can make them appear younger. However, we might have problems like stretch marks that can make us feel not confident to show our body. Women normally have this issues during their pregnancy or during a stress period where they lose or gain weight. Stretch marks happen when your body grows faster than your skin can keep up with and this causes the elastic fibres just under the surface of the skin to break.
However, the good news is that we can avoid and prevent stretch marks and here we find some simple and interesting ways.
Keep your skin moisturised
You are more likely to get stretch marks if your skin is not very elastic. If this is the case, you have to try an anti-stretch-mark body butter or oil to keep your skin feeling soft and smooth.
Massaging your skin twice a day with a moisturiser will help you feel good about your pregnant body, it encourages skin cellular renewal, it keeps the skin elastic and prevent stretch mark.
Shea butter and cocoa butter are two of the best emollients. Cocoa butter is a natural fat extracted from the cocoa bean and Shea butter is made from the nut of the karite tree.
Keep your skin Hydrated
During the pregnancy your body has an increased demand for hydration and drinking sufficient water (approximately 2 litters a day) is essential in order to help strengthen and renew your skin elasticity. Dry lips or throat, being tired, headaches, or a lack of concentration can be a sign of a lack of hydration.
Collagen and elastin fibres are necessary to keep the skin growing strong, and the stronger it is, the less likely is to get stretch marks. Consequently, it makes sense to eat foods that are rich in Vitamin E and C, which help the collagen production. Vitamin C in particular is a natural antioxidant that helps protect tissue from damage and Vitamins B2 and B3 also help promote and maintain healthy skin.
It is best to get Vitamin C from a natural food source instead of a supplement such as red and green peppers, guava, kale, parsley greens, turnips, and broccoli.
This will help keep your circulation pumping and your skin will perform better. Do cardio exercise regularly tone the muscles that can firm the skin and reduce the look of stretch.