Anyone is at risk to have stretch marks on their body. It’s developing from neither lifestyle nor heredity.
There are many things and tips that you can do to reduce your risk and treat the stretch marks which;
Maintain a healthy weight
Eat healthy or balance diet by adopting eat clean principle can help in maintaining body weight. Food pyramid promote balance nutrient intake that can help in manage body weight. Gaining weight rapidly will cause the skin pulls apart and when you are losing weight quickly, the skin cannot return to its original form as you wish. Thus its lead to stretch marks
Exercise can be fun and hard at the same time. To the people that enjoy working out by exercise regularly, it is an advantage for them as them feel it most effective way. Exercise works by improve skin and muscle tone. For people that just started to exercise, light movement such as walking and yoga can strengthen the muscles of your hips, thighs, and belly. Strengthening the muscles helps to tighten loose, stretch-marked skin and promotes faster healing.
Do pick any kind of exercise that will help you maintain your health. There are several types of different functional of exercises which are endurance, strength building, balance training, and flexibility exercise. Each type of them is different in movement and target.
Vitamin intake regularly
Lacks of nutrition and vitamin intake in daily life also boost stretch marks on your skin. Eat balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals consuming a suitable amount of vitamin A , C , D and E can help support the skin, as well as the minerals zinc and protein. By eating food that provide enough amount of Omega-3 such as salmon, herring, mackerel and sardines help skin stay supple.
Vegetables and fruits help you in getting variety of nutrients in one meal only. Vegetarian sources of Omega-3 include chia seeds, walnuts, soybeans, and flaxseed. But, eating excessive of it also may cause other problem. Avoid intake of processing food and fast food that will harm your body.
Aim for slow and gradual weight gain during pregnancy
Pregnant women should talk to their doctors about how much weight to gain and to maintain during their pregnancy. Rapid change of weight while baby starts growing will cause the skin to stretch forcedly and lead to development of stretch marks. It can be visible during or after birth.
Drinking enough amount of water about six to eight glasses of water every day may help in keeping skin hydrated and soft. Soft skin reduces development of stretch marks on your body compared to dry skin. Hydrated skin helps them function properly and repair themselves efficiently. Caffeinated beverages and carbonated drinks may actually increase risk of stretch marks. Balancing out intake of fluid with plenty of water, herbal drinks and other caffeine-free fluids may help in reduce it.
Other methods that can helps skin stay hydrated is to regularly moisturise you skin. Frequent use of moisturiser right after bathing or before expose to sun, while skin is still damp can help product penetrate better into the skin. It also keeps skin soft, smooth and supple.
Avoid the long-term use of potential steroids under occlusion or oral steroid drugs
Prolonged use of steroids cream or lotions can decrease levels of collagen in the skin. Steroids cause stretch marks by decreasing the skin’s ability to stretch and weaken the skin’s structure.