5 Insanely Clever Tricks To Reduce Stretch Marks

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Let's face it, stretch marks can be one of the toughest skin issues to deal with. Particularly during pregnancy, a skin care routine that specifically targets them is important, as 90% of women will get stretch marks in their lifetime. Here’s how to get rid of them.

Stretch marks are common. So if you have them, don’t worry you are not alone. The main reason stretch marks occur are due to include puberty, weight fluctuations and pregnancy in women, or anything that will literally stretch the connective tissues under your skin, causing red, purple or silvery lines that can suddenly appear anywhere from your stomach, thighs or breasts.

Many dermatologists recommend laser treatment to immediately and completely rid your skin of stretch marks, sadly for many it's simply not an option (hello rent/mortgage, bills and travel costs = empty laser fund). However we are here to let you into a secret or 5….with continual use there are some pregnancy skin care solutions that can improve skin texture and fade those pesky stretch marks. These 5 products and tips are recommended by dermatologists, models and mum’s alike and will keep your skin baby soft and smooth from the comfort of your bathroom.

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1. Cowshed Udderly Gorgeous Stretch Mark Oil

This rich organic oil is perfect for pregnant bellies to incorporate into their pregnancy skin care regime to prevent any stretch marks from forming. Containing Sea Buckthorn oil, which is packed with essential vitamins, minerals and fatty acids it pampers and protects skin, is naturally paraben, sulphate and petrochemical free and is gentle enough to be used when breast feeding too.

**2. Mama Mio Tummy Rub Oil **

Another pregnancy skin care classic. This omega enriched oil builds the skin's strength and Elasticity to relieve itching tummies. The organic ingredients provide maximum comfort and moisture to reduce the appearance of stretch marks during and after pregnancy. Use twice a day all over your body from breasts to thighs and keep on rubbing for at least 4 months after your baby has arrived.

3. Clarins Stretch Mark Minimiser

This Clarins stretch mark minimizer is great for those who have become sensitive to fragrance during pregnancy. This fragrance free, luxurious balms helps to enhance the production of collagen fibres, boosting skin's elasticity to resist forming stretch marks in the future.

4. Dry Brush To Improve Circulation

We know we bang on about dry brushing a lot, but it really is a pregnancy skin care routine you need to get into, actually scrap that, it’s just a routine, pregnant or not (it’s that good for you). This simple, exfoliating, circulation boosting method, not only keeps skin smooth and bump free but buy removing dead skin cells it allows you body to properly absorb the moisturiser you put on it. It also promotes collagen production by gently stretching and stimulating connective tissues where stretch marks can develop. Opal Crafts Sisal Bristle Cellulite Massage Dry Body Brush has the perfect firmness of bristle that means you can definitely feel it working, but without any discomfort and scratching you get with other brushes.

5. Try A Retinoid

If you have already got stretch marks, one topical treatment that will really help to rapidly reduce them is a retinoid. StriVectin Sd Advanced™ Intensive Concentrate For Wrinkles And Stretch Marks Serum this super-charged comprehensive skin repair cream has been clinically proven to significantly reduce the appearance stretch marks as well as preventing them. The cream prevents against collagen breakdown by accelerating the skin’s cell turnover and therefore collagen production. This cream may seem pricey but it’s an incredible post pregnancy skin care fix if costly laser is not an option.Leaving you stretch mark worry free to enjoy motherhood at its best.