One of the most common problems related to the post pregnancy period is stretch marks. Here are some tips to get rid of stretch marks and get your smooth, spotless skin back.
Stretch marks are common and directly linked with pregnancy. They arise due to the changing size of the belly and even other parts of the body.
The stretch marks are usually same for every woman, they look like whitish waves and appear on body areas like the belly, lower abdomen, thighs, hips etc. any myth that is related to stretch marks never really going away has to be busted right away as yes, stretch marks can go.
The process can be long and tedious but there is no such thing as impossible when it comes to getting rid of post pregnancy stretch marks. Here are various tips for you to follow if you are anew mother and want your smooth and spotless skin back.
Hydrate your Body
Hydration is very important for the whole body after pregnancy but it is even more important if you have post pregnancy stretch marks.
Fluids and water in the body can actually make the stretch marks fade away with time so make sure that you drink at least 8 glasses of water every day.
The results can be slow but, the stretch marks are going to fade away for sure.
Apply Body Butter
There are some excellent body butters available (which are not necessarily expensive) which can be really helpful in making the stretch marks fade away. Body butters provide external moisturization which is needed the most post pregnancy, especially in the case of stretch marks. You can use shea butter, cocoa and coconut butters as they are believed to be the ones which give best results for stretch marks.
Yes, not just acne but stretch marks can fade away at a relatively higher pace if you religiously apply aloe Vera gel to the areas wherever you have stretch marks. Aloe vera gel is highly effective and is also readily available. It is best if you use the natural plucked version of the gel. You can even plant aloe Vera in your kitchen garden and apply it whenever you feel like it by plucking a little piece of it. The biggest advantage of using aloe vera is that it has no side effects whatsoever and is a very natural way of removing post pregnancy stretch marks.
Make working out a daily part of you routine as soon as you start feeling healthy and your doctor advises you to get back to work. Exercise helps in better blood circulation and gives the muscles and skin a chance to breathe and relax. You can start by doing simpler workout moves as it is actually hard to get started with rigorous workout right after you have had your baby.
Hot Oil Massage
Hot oil massages are relaxing and are extremely good for the removal or fading away of the stretch marks. You can use any kind of oil but olive oil or baby oil is thought to be the best for the removal of stretch marks from your body. Make sure the oil is not burning hot and just mildly warm. It will give your skin a really relaxed feeling and the pores of your skin will also relax. The muscles will be in good shape after the massage too. You can either do the massage on your own or ask someone to do it for you.
Follow these above mentioned simple tips and you will automatically feel that your skin is feeling fresh, the spots and stretch marks will also fade away. Just be patient with the process as stretch marks take their time to fully fade away.