Stretch Marks: The Key is Prevention

Most of us have them and none of us want them. Whether dark or light those imperfections in our skin are there to stay for the most part. Stretch marks are very hard to get rid of and that is why prevention is key to dealing with them. Before you can learn how to prevent stretch marks, you need to first understand how you get them in the first place. So what are stretch marks anyway? To keep it simple, they are just tears in the layers of skin. They are a result of you growing faster than the skin can stretch.

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Pregnancy is the biggest culprit of stretch marks developing because we pack on the pounds very rapidly to bring that bundle of joy into the world. If you just happen to be one of the ones that don’t gain much weight, your stomach is still stretching to carry the baby growing inside and yes I fall into that category. My stomach was hard like a basketball and I knew I needed to keep my body hydrated and moisturized at all times. This was prior to my knowledge of the benefits of shea butter and the science of my skin expanding. I just knew I didn’t want stretch marks so I was slathering on the cocoa butter. It just so happened I was drinking tones of water because certain juices tasted weird during my pregnancy and I was staying away from all soda.

Now that I am way more educated on keeping my skin healthy I look back and realized I was doing the right things. Although cocoa butter is an amazing butter to use, I know now shea butter is more superior because of the extra healing properties it has compared to cocoa butter. Throughout my pregnancy I only developed one stretch mark and I attribute that to me leaving my belly ring in. The stretch mark is right wear the extended plastic belly ring was located, but has since faded drastically.

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So when you know your body is about to go thru a dramatic change, you want to start getting your skin ready sooner rather than later. Unrefined shea butter and cocoa butter are packed full of nutrients that improve the elasticity of your skin and boost collagen levels. This is what makes your skin more stretchy and drastically reduces the chances of it tearing. If you happen to already have stretch marks, don’t get all depressed about them; with the right skin nourishment, you can improve the appearance overtime by repairing your skin.

Happily Naturally Me’s Whipped Shea Butter works wonders for prevention and the fading of stretch marks. My stretch marks from growing into my teenage body are barely visible since I started my natural skin care journey about four years ago.

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Happily Naturally Me has just what you need to better your skin. Your skin is the biggest organ you have and you need to give it nutrients. The sooner you start taking care of your skin the better it will be in the future. Preserve your natural beauty with natural products.