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12 Best Ways To Prevent Stretch Marks
4. Castor Oil Packs
These are one of the best ways to prevent stretch marks, especially pregnancy stretch marks. This works as a humectant, which means that it draws moisture to itself, keeping your skin well hydrated and more flexible. To use this method, apply a thick layer of castor oil over the area. Wrap the area in plastic wrap or Saran wrap, and then apply a heating pad or a hot water bottle to the area for 20 to 30 minutes. Repeat this at least four or five times a week.
Gelatin is a terrific way to prevent stretch marks by adding more collagen to your diet. Collagen formation is absolutely essential for your skin’s overall elasticity. In case you didn’t realize it, gelatin is just another word for collagen. You can add more gelatin to your diet by making bone broth and drinking at least a cup every day. If you aren’t a fan of bone broth, use it to make gravy, soup, casseroles, or boil your rice in it. Alternately, you can use a gelatin powder (available in every supermarket) and add it to any drink. It won’t gel up and has no taste. Gelatin will not only improve your skin elasticity, but it will improve your sleep, reduce inflammation, encourage health, and reduce joint pain.
6. Eat A Healthy Diet
Eat a balanced diet high in vitamin C and E, silica, and zinc, as well as other nutrients to naturally nourish your skin and keep it strong. Vitamin C is vital for the creation of connective skin tissue. Zinc and silica help in the synthesis of collagen, and silica produces collagen. Eat plenty of seeds, nuts, and healthy fats such as avocados and coconut oil, seeds, nuts, strawberries, collard greens, green beans, Brazil nuts, blueberries, spinach, red bell peppers, and citrus fruits.
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