Written by Lisa Allen | Edited by Dr Mark Kapnoudhis
Stretch marks are a common dermatological problem that especially attacks women during the 6th or 7th month of their pregnancy. Whereas it is not such a serious medical issue, women are so concerned about them because the definitely affect the way women look and at the end of the day they will affect the social lives and interpersonal relationships.
Dealing With Post Pregnancy Stretch Marks
One major problem relating to post pregnancy stretch marks usually revolves around the question whether they will finally disappear or not. No woman wants to remain with these unsightly scars that happen around the belly, thighs, hips, buttocks, arms and breasts.
Having gone through as pregnancy successfully most women wonder whether they will remain with the scars forever. In many cases the scars actually get to disappear on their own but there are cases where the problem persists and someone has to take action to try dealing with them.
Stretch Mark Prevention Products
The cosmetic market is chock full of products that are touted to have the ability completely erase or disguise the stretch marks once they appear. Among the most popular ones are creams and lotions which are especially used by pregnant women. In such an open market anything goes and as such it is a person’s individual responsibility to try and discover what products are effective and safe in their situation.
When it comes with creams for treating post pregnancy stretch marks, the rule of the thumb is that you need to use only those products that are made from organic ingredients. You want to be careful not to harm your unborn baby with any chemical based ingredients.
Myths And Facts About Stretch Marks
Myths: whereas the general belief is that the rapid growth of the fetus is what causes stretch marks among pregnant women, the truth is that this is actually caused by hormonal changes that occur during the last trimester of pregnancy that cause the weakness in the skin.
The hormonal changes that cause stretch marks due to weigh gain only happen in pregnant women. The truth is that these changes also occur during puberty or during body building.
Facts: contrary to what many people believe, stretch marks can be prevented during pregnancy. This can easily be done through the application of natural creams and lotions since they have no side effects.
Your nutrition is one very important factor in the rejuvenation of your skin’s metabolism. You diet needs to include large amounts of foods that are high in fiber such as fruits and vegetables. You must deliberately increase your vitamin and mineral intake and also make sure that you keep your skin is well hydrated by drinking plenty of water daily.