Yes! You can naturally avoid stretch marks during pregnancy. Everybody and every experience is different so it’s important to know that any steps taken to avoid stretch marks will affect each woman differently. If you take certain precautions to maintain your skin’s maximum elasticity by keeping it hydrated, soft, and moisturized, then yes, you can most definitely reduce the likelihood of stretch marks during pregnancy.
Genetics and changes in hormone levels play a major role in whether you get stretch marks, and how visible they are. If you have fair skin, they may be even more visible. There is actually no sure way to completely avoid them, but you shouldn’t worry too much as they actually usually fade with time.
If you’re looking to avoid stretch marks, here are some things to consider:
1. Creams & Oils
While using creams and oils may not prevent stretch marks, they can help hydrate your skin and prevent itchiness, a pregnancy symptom you might also notice as your skin stretches.
2. Drink LOTS Of Water
This one needs no explaining! Drinking water keeps you