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How to manage stretch mark during pregnancy

Stretch marks are one of the few pregnancy symptoms that don't go away after the baby is born and it affects almost all pregnant women.

During pregnancy, you may be bothered by the presence of belly stretch marks and you must know that that they pose no health risk to you or your fetus. Though they are most noticeable on the stomach and breasts, they can also be found on the thighs and upper arms.

Here are ways of getting rid of stretch marks during pregnancy

1 Apply homemade moisturizer

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Moisturizers applied all over the body can maintain your skin smooth and soft while also helping it regain its elasticity. Before attempting to produce a moisturizer at home it is critical to determine your skin type.

2 Include vitamin C-rich foods in your diet

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Vitamin C-rich foods aid in the synthesis of collagen and cartilage. Instead of taking pills, incorporate Vitamin C-rich foods like guava, kale, and green bell peppers into your diet.

3 Apply honey

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 Apply honey to the affected region and wash it off with warm water after a few minutes. Honey has anti-inflammatory properties that can aid in the reduction of stretch marks.

4 Massage with essential oil

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Massage the affected area with oils such as castor oil, Vitamin E oil, olive oil, and so on. Massage with these oils improves blood circulation which aids in the removal of stretch marks.

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