TIPS FOR STRETCH MARKS. Many women’s develop stretch marks at various stages of their lives, especially during pregnancy. The best way to combat stretch marks is to prevent their formation. If you put on weight fairly suddenly on any area of your body, you are likely to develop stretch marks. Stretch marks can thus occur at any time, but they are most common during pregnancy. A woman's stomach stretches greatly to accommodate her growing baby. Her breasts grow as well, thus leading women to develop stretch marks on these areas.
Apply body lotion all over, not just on your arms. Don't forget your tummy and breasts they need lotion the most. Don't wait until you are pregnant or until you start planning a baby before applying lotion. Start today. Do this every morning, after a shower. Your pores are still open, they are clean, and will be able to absorb the moisturizer well.
Regular oil body massages help keep your skin nourished and supple. Coconut oil is a good bet as it gets absorbed fairly easily. Start with body oil massages before pregnancy, and speak to your doctor about continuing them during pregnancy. You could gently massage your tummy with oil yourself.
Water hydrates the skin from within, and if you have been drinking enough water everyday, chances are that you have well nourished, supple skin, which will be able to bear the impact of your pregnancy without developing marks.
You should gain around 12 to 14 kgs during your pregnancy. If you are under weight for your height, you could gain a couple of extra kgs, while if you are over weight, you should aim for gaining a few kgs less, depending on how overweight you are, and on what your doctor says.