Stretch Marks – What are they & How to get rid of them!
What are stretch marks?
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, stretch marks are indented streaks or colored lines on your skin. They’re common during pregnancy due to skin that expands and stretches, as well as a result of weight gain and loss. Let’s make one thing super clear: Stretch marks are extremely common and completely natural. However, it’s also totally okay if you have a strong desire to prevent them. There are plenty of stretch mark creams available that work to keep them at bay as your body changes throughout your pregnancy.
What to look for in a stretch mark cream?
Decide if you want a cream that is scented or fragrance-free. Scan the ingredients list for potential irritants, especially if you have allergies or sensitivities. And while pregnant and breastfeeding, avoid products that contain retinoids.
Choose a product (or investigate creating your own!) that contains ingredients such as: • nut butter (such as cocoa, shea, or jojoba) • vitamins A and E • hyaluronic acid • coconut, argan, or rosehip oil • aloe vera • peptides