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Avoiding stretch marks during pregnancy
Everything is magical and wonderful during pregnancy…a lot of new things are occurring throughout those nine months; yet some turn into a real nightmare, such as the appearance of stretch marks.
Stretch marks appear when the skin gets stretched beyond its capability, which is why you must prepare your body for the changes it will go through during pregnancy.
Hydration is key, as dehydrated skin will have a low level of collagen and elastin, making it more vulnerable to tear when stretched, and resulting in the appearance of much lamented stretch marks.
The easiest way to stay hydrated is to drink water; it is also fundamental for keeping your body in perfect condition; water is essential in the prevention of stretch marks.
If you start drinking between 1.5 and 2 liters of water every day, it will enable dead cells to be liberated, giving way to the regeneration of skin and maintaining a firm appearance.
Drinking water helps maintain your skin’s elasticity and eliminate any imperfections.
Furthermore, you can increase the hydration process with specific creams for the prevention of stretch marks during pregnancy, as well as with natural remedies such as blends containing olive or almond oil.
It is important that when you apply these, you do so through a relaxed and extensive massage of the area so that the product penetrates the skin completely.
Another factor that can help avoid the appearance of stretch marks is to avoid direct exposure to the sun, as this will help the skin retain its elasticity as much as possible without drying out from the high temperatures and the exposure to sun rays.