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Pregnancy Marks - Get Rid of Your Stretch Mark Treatment

Perhaps before we begin to consider the question of how to get rid of stretch marks we should gain some understanding of just what stretch marks are and what causes them to appear. Then we can consider appropriate treatments.

Did you know that it is said that 75-90 percent of all pregnant women develop stretch marks when pregnant? Apart from all the other factors that pregnant women may have to look forward to - like weight gain, fatigue, morning sickness, back aches and getting up all night to go to the toilet - stretch marks are a very real possibility for every pregnant women. 

Here are some simple ways to prevent stretch marks during pregnancy: 
  1. Drink plenty of water during pregnancy. Though this may have the downside of meaning that you are constantly on the toilet, by keeping your body hydrated you are also keeping your skin hydrated. 

  2. Eat plenty of fresh produce, fruits and vegetables, healthy oils and low fat foods. Vitamins that are particularly great contributors to the appearance of the quality of your skin are Vitamins C, E, A and zinc - though foods rich in Vitamin A are best avoided during pregnancy. 

  3. Try not to gain too much weight during pregnancy. If you have a more steady weight gain your skin will stretch slowly and naturally thus lessening the chances of having stretch marks. 

  4. Increase circulation to the areas prone to stretch marks - abdomen, arms, legs, breasts for example - by using a body brush or a wash cloth to gently massage those areas. 

  5. Make sure your diet is balanced and nutritional. If you believe your diet could be improved then be sure to take vitamins which are critical for your overall wellbeing and that of your baby but also your skin, hair and teeth. 

  6. Check with your doctor to see if you can undertake some mild forms of exercise during your pregnancy. Keeping your body in ship-shape and toned condition is a great way to make the most of what the body has to offer, also for your skin! Ensure that you include enough portions of protein, carbohydratesFree Web Content, and fats in your diet to feel and look your best and to reduce the chance of getting stretch marks during pregnancy.

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