According to the website mamanpourla vie.com , between 75% and 90% of women have stretch marks after pregnancy. Often, first appear around the fourth month, when the belly is really starting to swell. Caused by the extension of the skin and fiber breakage subcutaneous, appear to lie on a decrease in the production of collagen, which provides strength and elasticity to the skin.
(Future) mothers I interviewed had all the fear of stretch marks, even if they know that the product does not completely prevent their occurrence if their skin is pre-disposed to "crack".
"I do not think even by tartinant anti-stretch mark cream four times a day, we can prevent stretch marks and feelings of tightness"
"I read all over the internet that anyway, or did not occur, if the skin was cracked, it would crack and that it was best to hydrate a little more than usual"
"Let me be clear, the best thing against stretch marks, it is not so much cream or oil is applied, but it is above all the daily and regular massage that is performed ( Finally, we made do with the future father if possible -. mine is an angel), "Lyla, Workshop Natural.
They feel the need to relieve the tension of the abdominal skin and moisturize it, because it is too dry. "It pulls the skin of sale needs to drink."
Also of note: some pregnant women are so skin tight they feel tingling and itching at the navel. Care is particularly appreciated and used to soothe sensitive skin.
The ideal care for the pregnancy belly and hips for my pregnant friends?
- Efficiency: up to avoid stretch marks!
- Texture: care must certainly be a little fatter than usual to moisturize but should not stick and penetrate quickly. Among pregnant women interviewed, I found much of the partisan cream oil. The oil is often opted for sensitive bio moms.
- Smell: this treatment, although chosen as treatment is primarily a fun time and allows a privileged contact with the body changes, and even an exchange with baby moving. A pleasant smell, but not too pronounced, is considered important for pregnant women.
Alphastria (Switzerland): texture penetrates quickly & Gynecology recommended by pharmacist. Apparently very effective, judging by the recce women on various forums.
The alternative natural / bio:
The Organic Pharmacy (England): lavender oil and cam omille designed for both mom and for baby. Smells good but very greasy. It is not obvious to use, especially if you have fragile clothing but allows the pants pregnancy adhere well to the skin.
100ml £ 16.95
Weleda: Massage Oil stretch marks, containing in particular the sweet almond oil, organic jojoba, wheat germ extract and arnica flower.
Erbaviva: anti stretch marks oil based oil carrot seeds and organic essential oils tested in Natural Workshop ( http://atelier-naturel.over-blog.com/article-4802991.html ) and sold at Bio particularly miss.
Mustela Stretch Marks Double Action 9 months: a classic but an odor that can be quickly and unpleasant texture that sticks.
Dear (future) mothers, do not hesitate to share your products and tricks against stretch marks!
Image credit: weleda