Let’s face facts here, stretch marks are a downer! They are often the result of the rapid stretching of the skin associated with rapid growth, like pregnancy. Stretch marks may also be influenced by hormonal changes that are associated with pregnancy. The sustained hormonal levels during pregnancy usually means stretch marks may appear during the sixth or seventh month.
There are a few things that you can do to help minimize and possibly prevent stretch marks. First of all, it’s important that you stay very well hydrated. Make sure you get the recommended 8-12 glasses of fluids. Another plus to staying hydrated is how it helps with swollen feet and ankles.
As you get into your third trimester you may experience an itchy belly. This is due you stretching skin. Moisturizing your belly with Perfecting Crème will help with the itchiness and will also help to smooth skin’s texture. Specifically, Perfecting Crème offers a sophisticated peptide compound to help prevent stretch marks by promoting the synthesis of collagen and fibronectin. It is clinically proven to have a brightening effect thus helping to reduce the darkness of stretch marks.
As always, eating a balanced diet will also help keep you skin in tip-top shape. Making sure that you are getting enough vitamins and minerals that are needed during pregnancy can affect you skin. It is also important to do your best to avoid excessive, rapid weight gain during pregnancy. Most doctors advise adding 300 calories to your diet. (Please consult your health provider before changing your diet).