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Tips To Help Reduce The Risk Of Stretch Marks During Pregnancy. 

Stretchmarks are a type of scar which develop as skin stretches quickly, as is the case for pregnant women when their baby bump grows. For those who would like to reduce the risk of stretchmarks there are things you can try. 

Stay hydrated 

Soft skin doesn’t tend to develop stretch marks as much as dry skin does. Drinking plenty of water every day may help keep your skin hydrated and soft. 

Get plenty of Vitamin C

Vitamin C is an important nutrient for the development of collagen. To prevent and heal stretch marks, your body needs more collagen. So eat a balanced healthy diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables such as oranges, lemons, broccoli, kiwi fruit and bell peppers. 

Be active 

Remember to check with a health professional before completing strenuous activities whilst pregnant but remaining active and committing to regular exercise such as a brisk walk daily is a great way to increase blood flow to the skin, this can help the skin rebuild itself.

Don’t forget your Vitamin D

Vitamin D is essential for healthy skin. Sunshine is a good source of Vitamin D, however you need to be careful not to expose yourself to too much. You could also try a Vitamin D supplement for an added boost. 

Invest in a natural oil or cream to help 

There are many wonderful creams and oils on the market which claim to be able to help reduce or eliminate stretch marks. It makes sense to keep your skin hydrated and moisturised whilst your belly grows. You could try Rosehip Plus cold pressed Rosehip Oil for a vegan friendly option known to speed up the healing of wounds and reduce the appearance of stretch marks or Tri-Natural Luxurious Moisturising Oil to help rejuvenate your skin and it is also recognised as being effective on minor stretch marks.

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