As your body grows and changes, you may notice small depressed streaks on your skin. These could be stretch marks. At least half of pregnant women get stretch marks during their pregnancy. They are caused by changes in the elastic supportive tissue lying just below the skin. You may notice them around your abdomen later in pregnancy, or see them on your buttocks, thighs, hips and breasts. Genetics will increase your odds of developing stretch marks, so if your mother or sister got them, then most likely you will too.
Stretch marks will fade over time, but usually won’t go away completely. After your baby is born, you can talk to a dermatologist about topical medications or laser treatments that might make them less noticeable.
But in the meantime you can try some of our natural solutions to make your skin much more visibly elastic and reduce the appearance of stretch marks anywhere on your body:
- 100% Pure Argan Oil by Le Petit Olivier (buy it here)
- Organic Shea Butter by Laboratoire du Haut-Segala (buy it here)
- Organic Virgin Musk Rose Oil by Laboratoire du Haut-Segala (buy it here)