pregnant belly

When you become pregnant, you know that you will most likely gain weight, although hopefully most of it will only be temporary. On the other hand, as your pregnant belly grows, the skin is stretching out rather far, and often unsightly stretch marks can ensue. These marks are a result of the skin tearing, producing reddish or purple colored lines. In time, the lines may turn a white hue or a silvery tone, but in most cases stretch marks are permanent. The best way to avoid them is to apply a lotion or cream rich in vitamins E and A to your pregnant belly as soon as your tummy begins to grow. Supplying the skin with moisture can help to prevent it from tearing.

It's best to moisturize your pregnant belly once in the morning, once during the afternoon, and then before bed time so you ensure that your skin is staying moisturized.

While you may not be able to prevent your pregnant belly from getting stretch marks 100%, at least you can try to ward them off as much as possible. Once you get these annoying stretch marks, it can be nearly impossible to remove them completely. There are several products on the market that claim to make them less visible, but none are effective at actually removing them.

Dermatologists have come up with some modern laser treatments that can help to remove the marks or at least make them a lot less noticeable. There are also more drastic procedures like a tummy tuck as well. Stretch marks can also form on other areas of the body during pregnancy such as the breasts, upper arms, or thighs, but the stomach tends to be the most prevalent area since this is where the skin is really stretched to its limit.

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