After pregnancy many women battle with post pregnancy stretch marks. Let us understand what causes stretch marks and how it can be dealt with.
What causes Stretch Marks?
Stretch marks happen when your body grows faster than your skin can keep up with. This causes the elastic fibers just under the surface of the skin to break, resulting in stretch marks.
Who Gets Stretch Marks?
If you have them, you’re in good company. About 90% of women will get them sometime after their sixth or seventh month of pregnancy.
If your mother had stretch marks, then you’re more likely to have them too, since genetics plays a role.
If you have a lighter complexion, you will tend to develop pinkish stretch marks. Darker-skinned women tend to get stretch marks that are lighter than their skin tone.
The brutal truth about stretch marks is that there is IT CAN NOT BE AVOIDED. What can be done is that they can be controlled through steady weight gain and keeping your skin constantly hydrated.
Many women find that using homemade stretch marks oil helps them alleviate stretch marks that are already there.
Here is a easy homemade Stretch mark oil that helps diminish existing stretch marks
Mix the following and store it in a bottle
½ cup extra virgin oil
1/4th cup aloe vera gel
liquid of 6 Vitamin E capsules
3-4 Vitamin A capsules.
(These capsules are easily available in any chemist shop).Blend all the ingredients and store the mixture in a bottle and put it in the refrigerator.
Apply daily on the stretch marks area .Don’t forget to shake the bottle well before you apply the lotion. Its a long process but it works.
Olive oil provides nutrients to the skin. It packs vitamins A, D and E along with other nutrients into the stretch marks.
Alternatively you could get into the habit of applying olive oil on stretch marks immediately after you take bath.