The general opinion about stretch marks is that they can be hard to treat, or are completely untreatable. It doesn’t have to be that way though. This article will show you how easy it is to actually treat stretch marks and that you don’t have to turn your whole life around to treat them. It will probably take some time before you see results though so don’t be discouraged.
DRINK ENOUGH WATER
Most of us take it for granted that water is crucial to our well-being. Drinking 8 glasses a day seems easy enough but with busy schedules and a variety of sweet, flavoured and carbonated drinks available drinking water has merely become a second thought.
When 70% of our bodies are made up of water, we actually cannot afford not to ingest large amounts of it. Drinking right amounts of water is crucial to maintain homeostasis. It is crucial for keeping our blood pressure in check, for keeping our temperatures at normal levels, for staving off hunger, for digestive health etc. In short, water is crucial for our general well-being.
Another benefit of water that people might not yet recognize is that it actually prevents, if not reduces the appearance of stretch marks. Adequately moisturized skin tends to be moist, supple, flexible and elastic. These characteristics will make it quite difficult for stretch marks to develop.
When stretch marks do develop, drinking lots of water will help hasten the healing process. You might not know but water molecules are spent and needed for almost all cellular processes including the processes that promote wound and scar healing.
We cannot stress this enough: It is no use to keep on treating stretch marks if you just keep on getting them anyway and one of the major reasons why people get them is because of unhealthy food habits. Ever notice how the generations before us don’t complain about stretch marks as much as we do? That’s because not too many of them developed these marks. When our grandparents were growing up they didn’t have a fast food chain at every corner of the block. What they had was all natural meat and vegetables and their skins are all the better for it.
It’s never too late though our healthy eating options are as wide now as it was back then. In fact globalization has even made healthy food from other continents more available to us. Tons of fruits, vegetable and meat are rich in nutrients that encourage collagen production. If you want your food really fresh you could start shopping at your nearest farmers’ market and build your menu around what’s fresh and available.
Not only will you be doing your skin a huge favor you but you will also be feeding your family good, all natural, wholesome food.
USE REVIEWED PRODUCTS FOR PREGNANCY STRETCH MARKS
Most people choose the best products for them through trial and error but that method can get quite expensive and frustrating. To skip all of that, you could check out hundreds of reviews online about stretch mark creams and lotions. Some reviews are so detailed and so helpful that choosing the right product for your skin type, budget and preference will become a breeze.
Also, consumer reviews are not paid and are not influenced by corporations and companies. Therefore, the opinion you are getting on these forums and websites are credible opinions from the people who really took the time to try the products out. Some products may also cause rashes or have some unwanted side effects so it’s good to know about these things beforehand.
Now, knowing what you know, get ready to say goodbye to your stretch marks!