Stretch marks are very deep tears below the surface of the skin.
They typically appear as parallel lines which are a different texture and colour than your normal skin varying from silvery white, to light pink and even dark purple depending on the age of the stretch mark and your skin tone.
They can occur anywhere but are most commonly found on your boobs, thighs, bum and tummy.
Your Stretch Mark Prevention Routine
Stretch marks may be a baby-making badge of honour, however they can change the way you feel about your body.
That’s why we’ve created the perfect stretch mark prevention routine to soothe itchy tummies, strengthen skin and help prevent stretch marks from appearing.
More than 90% of women get stretch marks and despite being a baby-making badge of honour, they’re often one of the most dreaded results of pregnancy.
Stretch marks are most likely to appear on areas that store more fat but hormones also play a role in stretch mark formation. They prevent fibroblasts from producing reinforcing collagen and elastin that give skin its spring, in turn leading to tears deep within the skin.
Genetics also play a part. Yes, there’s a genetic link to stretch marks, so if your mama got them, you should be extra vigilant, because you’re more likely to get them too. However just as with wrinkles and eye bags, we can do our best to battle our genes. With this one, stretch mark prevention is key.
Do this by nourishing with super foods inside and the best possible ingredients outside to keep your skin strong, healthy and super moisturised (this is where Mama Mio comes in.)
The Importance of Omegas
Omegas, also known as essential fatty acids, are more important than ever during pregnancy, not only for the baby growing inside you, but for your skin as well, especially when it comes to stretch mark prevention.
You see, that little baby is tapping into your body’s stockpile of Omegas to help him or her develop. It is exactly as Nature intended, but as your body happily gives these Omegas away, your skin may pay the price with a loss of strength and elasticity, at the time it needs it most.
Rich in those vital Omegas 3, 6 and 9, use your Tummy Rub Routine to strengthen skin and boost elasticity.