Stretch marks after pregnancy are a reality that you have to deal with, just like a busy schedule or swollen ankles. Stretch marks are officially called striae distensae (or striae gravidarum when they appear during pregnancy), and as the name suggests, they are lines that appear when the skin stretches.
As the body rapidly grows and expands, the skin is stretched tightly over the newly formed mass. Stretch marks occur when excessive stretching tears the middle layer of the skin or the underlying tissue.
These tears appear on the surface of the skin. Although they can be hidden and annoying, stretch marks are not harmful and do not pose any health risks. Rapid weight gain due to intensive muscle building or excessive body fat gain can also cause stretch marks. Some teenagers develop stretch marks when they experience a particularly strong growth spurt.
With this in mind, it should be noted that up to 90% of women develop stretch marks during pregnancy. It’s not entirely clear why some women are lucky enough not to develop stretch marks during pregnancy. Although you can take steps to minimize the formation of stretch marks during pregnancy, they may need to be treated after your baby is born. If you have recently given birth, you may already be aware of this fact. But don’t worry. You can expect smooth skin without stretch marks.
Follow these simple steps to get rid of pregnancy stretch marks and fat quickly.
1) Massage with oil: Massaging the skin on the lower back, stomach, and chest is one of the best ways to treat stretch marks after pregnancy. Gentle massage increases blood flow and breaks down the scar tissue that causes stretch marks. Put some oil on your palm and gently massage your stomach.
Concentrate on this area for 2 minutes and reapply oil as needed.
After 2 minutes, move to another stretch mark area and repeat the process. For further healing, before the massage take a warm bath or shower for 10 minutes to soften the skin and open the pores.
2) Stay Hydrated to Treat Stretch Marks: We’re probably not the first to tell you how important it is to drink plenty of water. It’s a cliché, but it’s true!
The water you drink provides your skin with the hydration it needs to stay healthy. When skin cells are adequately hydrated, they can function properly and repair themselves more efficiently. This allows the skin to better recover from stretch marks.
We recommend drinking at least 8 cups of water every day to keep your skin cells healthy and hydrated.
3) Exfoliate Once A Week: The human skin repairs itself and rejuvenates itself. However, you can help this process by exfoliating the skin with stretch marks once a week. Exfoliation helps remove the top layer of dead skin cells and promotes the growth and healing of the deeper layers of skin where stretch marks form.
We recommend natural products such as baking powder and witch hazel. Both products are gentle on the skin and do not cause dryness, irritation or irritation. The best time to exfoliate is in the morning, when your skin has had time to complete its natural repair process. You should set one day a week to exfoliate the skin on his stomach, hips, thighs, and chest to heal stretch marks.
4) Eat well: A healthy diet is an important part of your overall health. It helps keep your body slim, your mind sharp, and your skin healthy. This includes repairing stretch marks that occurred during pregnancy. Wondering what changes you need to make to your diet? Eating lots of fruits and vegetables is a good start.
Avoid junk food, fried and processed foods. Eat meat and fatty foods in moderation. Watch your sodium intake. Finally, sugary drinks such as soft drinks and colas should be eliminated from the diet and replaced with green tea or water.
Following these tips will help you stay on track with your healthy eating habits. Of course, eating delicious food doesn’t just help get rid of stretch marks. It is also very important if you are breastfeeding.
5) Give it some time: We know how eager new mothers are to get rid of postpartum stretch marks. Unfortunately it will take some time! Stretch marks don’t just disappear. The skin slowly repairs the cracks caused by pregnancy, and over time, stretch marks begin to fade. It won’t happen overnight, but it will happen. So, relax and keep following all the remedies mentioned here. The above tips are not a magic cure, but they are effective and you will see results quickly.
How long can I expect to lose weight during pregnancy?
Many factors affect how quickly you lose the weight you gained during pregnancy, including:
- Frequency of Exercise
- Weight Gained During Pregnancy
- Depending on the weight gained.
If you gained weight during pregnancy, it may take 6-9 months to lose the gained weight. It may take more than a year. Some women have nothing to lose. It is common to lose about 13 pounds immediately after giving birth. This rapid weight loss is due to the baby, placenta, and amniotic fluid. This amount depends on the size of your baby and whether you retained a lot of fluids during pregnancy.