Stretch marks are thin pink or purple stripes or lines that appear on during pregnancy.
Stretch marks are formed when the skin is stretched beyond its natural flexibility. This can happen during pregnancy, puberty and rapid growth.
When your uterus grows rapidly during pregnancy, it causes stretch marks on your breasts, abdomen or hips. You may also see them on your thighs or buttocks if you have a big baby bump.
Stretch Marks throughout Pregnancy
Stretch marks are quite frequent during pregnancy. They are caused by genetics and hormones. The rapid growth of your belly can also cause stretch marks to form on your skin.
Your body goes through many changes as it prepares for birth, such as becoming larger, stronger and more muscular in preparation for giving birth. This means that there's an increased risk for developing stretch marks during pregnancy due to these physical changes that occur over time.
In general, they tend to occur most often in the first trimester (a few weeks after conception) and at their worst in the second trimester (your 20s).
We can never completely treat stretch marks or avoid them 100%. But we can help relieve the symptoms and prevent them from getting worse.
Malo’s Super-Seed Belly Oil contains all the ingredients that are useful for the treatment and prevention for stretch marks. Here are some examples:
Grapeseed Oil: boosts collagen and reduce the appearance of fine lines.
Jojoba Oil: soothing properties to prevent dryness and itching of the skin.
Vitamin E Oil: antioxidant known for its anti-aging and skin regenerating benefits. It is often used to reduce appearance of stretch marks and scars.
Preventing Stretch Marks in the Future
Stretch marks are a common occurrence during pregnancy, and they're often caused by rapid skin stretching. You can prevent stretch marks from forming in your body during pregnancy by following these steps:
Exercise regularly -- This will help keep your muscles toned and keep soreness at bay, which is especially important if you're experiencing swelling due to an excessively large belly or weight gain.
Avoid exercising right before bedtime, if you have trouble sleeping due to morning sickness, it's best to wait until after noon so that there's enough time for sleepiness to set in before hitting the gym again later on.
While there are no current studies showing whether certain types of exercise will have an effect on reducing stretch marks during pregnancy, research has shown that participating in regular aerobic activity during your entire pregnancy could reduce your risk for developing them by up to 70%.
Furthermore, it appears as though stretching exercises specifically designed for pregnant women can prevent thinning skin and damage from gravity which causes both severe pain (from sudden stretching) as well as wrinkles turning into stretch marks over time.
In addition, these exercises can strengthen muscles which improves overall health through improved circulation and lower back pain caused by sitting all day at work. If you are having difficulty exercising because you are sick or bed-ridden with a fever don’t forget to ask your doctor about how much movement is safe for you throughout your pregnancy.
Bear in mind that stretch marks are completely normal! We can also treat it as a reminder of how amazing our body is!