Cookies on fushi.co.uk
How to avoid stretch marks during pregnancy
Pregnancy is a time when the body goes through many changes as it transforms into a home for your baby.
Over nine months the body must accommodate the baby, causing it to go through rapid growth, which can often lead to unsightly stretch marks.
But stretch marks are not inevitable, as Louise Thomas-Minns, a skin therapist and founder of uandyourskin.co.uk, claims there are many ways to prevent them.
Apply vitamin E
Essential oils and topical products rich in vitamin E can help significantly reduce the appearance of stretch marks, while also preventing them from happening in the first place if you apply it regularly.
Ms Thomas-Minns recommends that you should apply it to areas where you would expect stretch marks to form, "for example around the stomach, thighs and bottom before pregnancy".
Rubbing in this moisturising oil can help to improve the elasticity of the skin, meaning it is more supple and able to stretch without scarring.
Keep well hydrated
Hydration is always key in ensuring your skin is healthy, and the expert suggests that drinking plenty of water is a must for flushing out toxins and improving circulation.
"Avoid caffeine and alcohol, which are diuretics that suck out the moisture from your body," she went on to add.
Watch your diet
Diet should be a major consideration if you’re trying to improve your skin and stay in peak health.
Ms Thomas-Minns suggests that eating a wide variety of brightly-coloured fruits and vegetables will help keep the skin strong and healthy.
She also said that pregnant women should "ingest more nutrients like zinc and vitamin E", which can help improve the elasticity of the skin.
Foods good for this include raw nuts and seeds, as well as oily fish.
The skincare expert explained that while moisturising with oils and creams was very important, they should always be massaged into the skin twice a day.
"It assists with blood flow and therefore floods the skin with fresh oxygen, nutrients and assists with the alleviation of toxins," all issues which are crucial to maintaining healthy skin and preventing the formation of stretch marks.
Posted by Laura Andrews
- Carrot Oil for Face Thank you for your message. Cold pressed carrot oil protects and preserves the nutrients of the carrots. Since the cold press presses the produce to extract the oil, no heat is involved. ... You get 100% of the vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and nutrients when you apply cold pressed oil on your face. Frying grated carrots which involves heat and oil will remove some of those nutrients. Hope this helps.
- Ashwagandha Dosage for AnxietyVery well written article indeed. Thank you for elaborating on so many levels and aspects of it.
- Carrot Oil for Face hello there, must i used only cold-pressed carrot oil on my face? Does frying the grated carrots in coconut oil still maintain the nutrients necessary for the face?
- The Great Pomegranate Seed Oil Dear Rose, Thank you for your message. You can mix equal amounts of Pomegranate seed oil and Rosehip oil.You can add 3-4 drops from each, mix and apply on your face. Hope this helps.
- The Great Pomegranate Seed Oil Hello Fushi, could you Kindly advise exactly how many drops of oil should I use to mix to mix pomegranate and rosehip oil?
- The Rosehip Oil Diaries- Entry 1Hello Asma, Thank you for your message. Being a carrier oil, Pomegranate oil is safe to apply on the skin without dilution. However, because of its richness it is often used at dilutions of approximately 5-15% in skincare formulations. Combining Rosehip oil and pomegranate oil will give you a deeply nourishing blend of particularly antioxidant- and vitamin rich oils. It may also support scars, wrinkles and premature ageing. Hope this helps.