Being pregnant naturally comes with a huge number of different emotions and feelings – excitement, anticipation, nerves, love… and frustration at the thought of the inevitable stretch marks that will almost certainly end up lining your waist after the entire pregnancy is finally over. Stretch marks are, indeed, an issue that everyone will face at some point in time, and after pregnancy, they are an almost certain feature that you can expect.
Unfortunately, for many people, having stretch marks is something that can be highly distressing. This is understandable, of course; in our modern society, such ‘creases’ are often seen as a flaw, when in reality, they are simply a sign that you have brought new life into the world and that you have made something truly incredible. If you are worried about the prospect of stretch marks, though, don’t fret; there are a number of different creams that can prove to be useful for preventing stretch marks from forming during pregnancy.
What Are Stretch Marks?
So, you’ve been wondering about stretch marks and the effect on your body of being pregnant? Stretch marks are widely considered to be an integral part of pregnancy – something that every woman who has been pregnant simply has to accept and deal with. However, this is not entirely the truth, and there are actually a number of different products and creams that you can use to prevent stretch marks during pregnancy.
In order to make the most from these creams, though, you’ll need to make sure that you actually understand what stretch marks are and how they form. So, what are stretch marks, and how can anti stretch mark creams potentially help you to stop them from appearing in the first place during your pregnancy?
Stretch marks, at their most basic, are areas of skin which are characterised by lines or discoloration. Usually, stretch marks come in a variety of different colors, starting off as dark marks (usually black, brown or purple) and then fading as time progresses to become lighter in hue. Eventually, they should fade completely over time, although this will naturally vary depending on how obvious the stretch marks were in the first place as well as whether additional stretch marks have formed during the healing process.
Stretch marks occur when the skin, as the name would suggest, is stretched. This is usually a result of sudden growth or weight gain as opposed to simply the skin stretching during generic movements. There are a number of different reasons as to why they can occur, and some predisposing factors which also make them more likely and more common.
Predisposing Factors to Stretch Marks
Stretch marks can appear anywhere on the body and on anyone, however, there are a few factors which might increase the chances of you developing stretch marks. Being overweight, particularly if the weight has been put on rapidly, can cause stretch marks; moreover, losing weight very quickly can make stretch marks appear more prominent in addition. In addition to this, there can also be a genetic link to stretch marks, with some families naturally being more prone to developing stretch marks. Going through puberty, which is often tied to growth spurts, also can result in stretch marks forming; finally, any other factor that causes sudden weight gain can also increase the likelihood of stretch marks forming. Certain steroid creams and tablets can cause this weight gain and stretch mark emergence. Finally, pregnancy – which naturally places a lot of pressure on the skin of the abdomen – commonly can cause stretch marks to be seen as the pregnancy progresses and the baby grows.
Stretch Mark Prevention Cream During Pregnancy
Preventing stretch marks from appearing during pregnancy might seem like something of an impossibility, but it is important to remember that there are ways in which you can do so! One good option for preventing stretch marks is to try out a stretch mark prevention cream; these creams can be a good way for you to make sure that you come out of pregnancy with as few, or no, stretch marks as possible.
How do stretch mark prevention creams actually work? To put it simply, stretch mark creams are created with high quality, naturally derived ingredients that help to enhance the elasticity of our skin. Yes, that is a real thing. Our skin is naturally designed to stretch to a degree – just think of how the skin around your cheek stretches when you yawn or talk – however, this ‘stretchability’ is limited. There is only so far that the skin can stretch before these stretch marks will appear.
Therefore, by promoting the elasticity of your skin, you will find that your skin will naturally be able to stretch more easily before it begins to show signs of damage. This is pivotal to how stretch mark prevention creams work; however, good stretch mark prevention creams also have another route of action which helps to stop stretch marks from appearing. By enhancing the blood flow to the affected area – in this case, around your abdomen – your body is able to supply the skin with the nutrients and energy that it needs to grow and repair itself. This, in turn, helps to stop stretch marks from appearing or otherwise makes them far, far less noticeable.
It is important to consider that sometimes, stretch marks will be inevitable – stretch mark creams are not magical products, but they can still help hugely, even for women who are carrying twins!
Preventing stretch marks during pregnancy requires a high quality anti stretch mark cream, and Revitol Stretch Mark Cream can help with exactly this! Made from the finest ingredients, the cream has been carefully formulated to ensure that it provides the perfect blend of ingredients and components to enhance your skin’s natural elasticity and prevent stretch marks from appearing in the first place! To learn more about the product and how it could help you prevent stretch marks during pregnancy, or otherwise heal existing pregnancy related stretch marks, give the team a shout.