7 tips to reducing pregnancy stretch marks

July 24, 2016

  1. Begin moisturising your baby bump as early on in your pregnancy as you can. This will help the skin to become suppler, making it easier for it to expand and stretch without tearing and scarring as your baby grows.
  2. Don't stop moisturising once your baby arrives! You need to continue to moisturise your skin beyond the birth to keep it looking soft and smooth. The skin-conditioning ingredients in Mama's Belly Rub Stretch Mark Oil will help to balance out uneven pigmentation and help existing scars to fade faster.
  3. Work the oil into your skin with gentle massage. Rich in Omega 3,6 and 9 oils, the hydrating rub soaks into the skin quickly and will immediately begin to soften, smooth and protect as well as alleviate itchiness and discomfort.
  4. Eat a balanced diet rich in ingredients that keep the skin looking healthy and radiant. Foods that contain high levels of Vitamin E, such as sunflower seeds and spinach, are perfect for boosting immunity and creating a youthful glow on the skin, however....
  5. Don't eat for two! You will feel hungrier during pregnancy but try not to eat double the amount of food you would otherwise eat. Balance out the heavier, richer foods you crave with lots of fruit and vegetables.
  6. Take regular exercise. It's easy to gain unecessary extra weight during pregnancy, which can create more stretch marks and scars, so try to do some exercise everyday to keep your weight at a healthy level. Remember that even a gentle stroll around the block counts towards your exercise target -- there's no need to over exert yourself.
  7. Drink plenty of water to prevent your skin from becoming dry and cracked. Cups of tea and coffee count towards your water intake but opt for decaffeinated versions to keep your caffeine consumption low.

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