How to prevent stretch marks during pregnancy?


The woman's body undergoes many changes in a short period of time during pregnancy. The skin stretches and gives way to make room for the baby; the breasts swell and prepare to be its source of nourishment, so it is necessary to take precautions to prevent the tissues from tearing.

How? This question has an easy answer: hydration.

Why do stretch marks appear?

Stretch marks are cracks that you can identify as lines that can be reddish or white in color and have a similar appearance to that of a scar.

They generally appear on thighs, hips, buttocks, arms and breasts and occur when the elastic fibers composed of collagen and elastin break.

Once the tissue tears, it is very difficult to repair it, which is why prevention is important.

Are stretch marks irreversible?

Yes, they are irreversible. While the marks that are pink in color can be attenuated, once they acquire their characteristic whitish color they do not receive any more blood flow and there is no way to remove them. For this reason, it is essential preventing their appearance.

How can I prevent them?

When fibers are correctly hydrated, elasticity improves and consequently, the appearance of stretch marks becomes less likely. For this reason, professionals recommend using a moisturizing cream specifically formulated to prevent them starting on the third month of pregnancy.

The Dermaglós Vitamin A cream and emulsion offers tissue protection and regeneration properties and is a fundamental ally during this period. Apply it daily on all of your body to maintain tissues moisturized and prevent their breakage.

You can choose between the Emulsion, if you prefer fluid textures, or the Cream. We recommend application after the shower with a soft massage to improve circulation and get ingredients be well absorbed.

During the final pregnancy months, it is very important that you intensify usage of Dermaglós on your pelvis, just below your belly button, which is the area which will most grow to make room for your baby.

What else can I do?

There are some very easy to adopt guidelines and advices that can be a great help in the battle against stretch marks:

  • Use underwear fitting your new shape.
  • Drink at least two liters of water every day.
  • Maintain a balanced and healthy diet.
  • Use sun protection to prevent skin aging.
  • Practice moderate intensity physical exercising.

In any case, do not forget to ask your doctor since he/she is who best knows your specific case.