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Women Health » How to get rid of stretch marks

Pregnancy is one of the most beautiful times in a woman’s life. During later stages of pregnancy most of the women suffer with stretch marks and some people due to nutritional deficiency develops stretch marks. The glucocorticoid hormone affects the epidermis and preventing formation of elastin fibers in skin results in the development of small, depressed streaks called stretch marks. It can appear on the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, hips, and breasts of women. It can be reduced or prevented by maintaining healthy habits such as diet, exercise etc.

  • Drink plenty of water keeps skin soft and less likely to develop stretch marks.

  • Avoid caffeine help to reduce risk of stretch marks.

  • Eat healthy diet include whole grains, fruits, vegetables are rich of vitamins, protein, minerals.

  • Daily application of Trofolastin cream helps to reduce stretch marks.

  • Massage cocoa butter can reduce development of stretch marks.

  • Avoid rapid weight loss after pregnancy, help to reduce stretch marks.

  • Keeping skin well-moisturized with lotion, oil or cream.

  • Retin-A may help with stretch marks when applied after your baby is born.

  • Consume foods high in vitamin A, E and C such as carrots, citrus fruits, milk and eggs.

  • Foods high in Zinc and Silica can also be great for the skin and include beets, brown rice, bell peppers, soybeans, leafy green vegetables and whole grains.

  • Some topical treatments such as tretinoin cream can helps to reduce stretch marks after  delivery.

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