Just like morning sickness and swollen ankles, stretch marks after pregnancy are a reality you simply have to contend with. And while some mothers wear their ‘tiger stripes’ as a badge of honor, most of them perceive stretch marks as an eyesore and a nuisance they would gladly get rid of. If you want to minimize the appearance of those silvery-purple lines on your body as well, here are some tips that will help you remove stretch marks after pregnancy quickly and efficiently:
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Massaging with oils
Specialized creams and lotions
While your skin does a good job of repairing and rejuvenating by itself, you can always help the process by exfoliating the area where the stretch marks appear once a week. Exfoliation will help remove the top layer of dead skin cells while promoting growth and healing in the deeper layers of skin where stretch marks form. It would be best to opt for natural products, such as baking soda and witch hazel, both of which are very gentle on the skin and won’t cause dryness, irritation or inflammation.
Proper nutrition and hydration
Eating a healthy and balanced diet is not only important for your overall health, but it will also help keep your body slim and your skin healthy, including repairing any stretch marks caused by pregnancy. That is why it’s crucial to avoid processed, fried and fast foods, eat meat and fatty foods in moderation, and include plenty of foods and vegetables into your diet. Another important thing is to stay hydrated, as the water you drink provides your skin with the hydration necessary for it to repair itself, recover from pregnancy stretch marks and remain healthy and beautiful.
Over time, with the help of a healthy lifestyle, as well as some specialized products and treatments, your body will start to look and feel like it did before the pregnancy, and those physical reminders of what your body went through will fade along with your stretch marks.
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Sophia Smith is beauty and style blogger, graphic designer and DIY enthusiast. She is very passionate about the latest fashion trends and graphic design projects. Sophia writes mostly about fashion-related topics in her articles. She has contributed to a number of publications including Viva Glam Magazine, Fashion Finest, Savant Magazine, She is Fierce HQ, Bon Vita Style, Cause Artist and Carousel.