12 Best Ways To Prevent Stretch Marks

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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.

 

5. Gelatin

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.

 

SEE ALSO: 12 Natural Ways to Get Rid of Ugly Stretch Marks (#9 is Pretty Weird)

 

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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One Comment

  1. GraceQuintero

    Apr 11, 2017 at 7:42 am

    I’m 38 weeks pregnant and have been using dermelastic serum religiously since my first trimester to prevent stretch marks. So far so good! I even read on google.com that they recommend this serum to help promote skin elasticity. Ultimately genetics will always play a roll, but it felt good to be doing something to prevent stretch marks if possible. The other plus is it didn’t seem to stain to my clothes at all. And I use it EVERY day.