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In this short article, we’ll consider some tips you can follow to prevent the formation of stretch marks on your body.
Some Tips To Prevent Stretch Marks
- Reduce The Extensive Usage of Corticosteroids – Corticosteroids are lotions or creams that are applied on the skin to fight some skin diseases, like dermatitis. Continuous usage of these creams, ointments, or lotions can cause skin thinning, leading to the formation of stretch marks.
- Exercise Regularly but Moderately – Exercise is good for your body. It helps to eliminate toxins that can be harmful to some vital organs of the body. But you have to exercise Moderately to prevent piling pressure on the dermis, which might lead to stretch marks appearing on the arm and shoulder area.
If you’re pregnant, you can consult your doctor for some helpful exercises you can engage in.
- Try not to lose or gain weight quickly – Rapid weight loss can leave you with a lot of stretch marks on your tummy, arm, and even your behind area. Likewise, eating too much can lead to your gaining more weight (obesity) which is the main cause of stretch marks.
- Stay Hydrated – Drinking at least 2 quarts (liters) of water every day can make your skin hydrated, supple, maintaining the elasticity of your skin.
- Moisturize Your Skin – You can whip up some carrier oils, essential oils, and some herbs in your kitchen to keep your skin moisturized. Applying moisturizers will help your skin retain moisture, improving the skin’s elasticity.
Coconut oil, shea butter, vitamin E, cocoa butter, are some oils you can use to make some moisturizers right in your kitchen.
- Eat a Rich Diet – Diet rich in vitamin C and E, zinc, silica can help to regenerate your connective tissues.
Silica helps in producing collagen and zinc assists with collagen synthesis. Vitamin C is instrumental in regenerating connective tissues, while Vitamin E will promote the elasticity of your skin.
Foods like nuts, green vegetables, beans, strawberries, eggs, almonds, olives, pumpkins are rich in these vitamins and minerals.
- Apply Coconut Oil – Coconut oil is cheap and readily available at any time of the year. Applying oil on your skin can go a long way in enhancing your skin’s elasticity. You can rub coconut oil on the areas that stretch marks are likely to occur three times a day. You may also include You may also include olive oil, avocado oil, and shea butter if you have them.
- Exfoliate Your Skin – Exfoliating your skin at least twice a week using sugar, salt, or a dry brush can remove the dull dead skin from the surface of your skin, opening the close pores for oils and other moisturizers to zip into the skin.