5 tips for preventing stretch marks

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Your body is going to undergo some pretty serious changes, all in the name of baby’s health and development. But while some of these changes are necessary, symptoms like stretch marks aren’t. Check out our top 5 tips for preventing stretch marks!

1. Stretching and exercise

Stretching and exercise have a number of health benefits during pregnancy, like reducing the risk of pregnancy complications, but they can also help you prevent stretch marks.

Exercise and stretching both help your skin stay elastic by improving circulation, which could help reduce the strain on your skin.

2. Proper hydration

Water is like your body’s duct tape – it’s got a million uses, and more! Water helps to detoxify the body and hydrate your skin cells to keep them healthy and more resilient. Drinking 64 ounces of water a day (about 8 glasses) should keep your cells well-hydrated enough to aid in the fight against stretch marks.

3. Stretch mark oil

Belli Elasticity Belly Oil contains vitamin E and Gotu Kola extract which have both been clinically proven to reduce the risk of developing stretch marks in a double-blind, placebo-controlled study.

You’ll need to regularly use Belli Elasticity Belly Oil to keep your skin hydrated and ready for stretching. Apply twice daily, and make sure to hit the areas most likely to develop stretch marks — your breasts, your belly, your hips, and your butt.

Apply a little Belli Elasticity Belly Oil and you’ll discover that it has a soothing lavender scent that makes your moisturizing ritual a soothing, spa-like experience.

4. Skin-boosting diet

A healthy diet is critical to a healthy pregnancy, and as luck would have it, many nutrients that you need for your baby’s growth and development are also good for your skin! Foods containing gelatin and antioxidants like Vitamin C and Vitamin E are all known to nourish your skin and support healing, which won’t just help you manage stretch marks, but prevent them altogether.

5. Gradual weight gain

Weight gain is the primary cause of stretch marks, but it’s also an unavoidable part of a healthy pregnancy – the key is to stay conscious about how quickly you’re gaining weight.

Tracking your weight in Ovia is a great way to keep it top of mind. You’ll want to stay active, and get whatever exercise is comfortable for you. It can be fun to “binge eat for two” from time to time, but try not to make a habit of it!

Stretch marks are a common symptom of pregnancy, but there are steps you can take to prevent them. Tap the button below to find out more about Belli Elasticity Belly Oil, with clinically proven ingredients that meet the highest safety standards.

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