Be in the 3% who won't get stretch marks.
What are stretch marks?
During the second and third trimesters your uterus will grow rapidly, stretching the skin over the stomach and tearing the connective tissues in the dermis. the torn tissue heals with irregular scars known as stretch marks (striae gravidarum). growth of fat deposits in the breasts, hips, thighs, and bottom can cause stretch marks in these areas as well.
What causes stretch marks?
Stretch marks are usually caused by pregnancy, but they can also happen during puberty, or from certain hormonal imbalances.
Stretch marks affect up to 80% of all women. They occur more often in first pregnancies, the fair-skinned and the overweight. There is definitely a genetic component, but there are things you can do to minimize your risk.
Keep your weight gain within the guidelines recommended by your obGYN, to minimize the amount of stretching your skin has to do.
Treating and preventing pregnancy stretch marks
Cocoa butter has been a favorite to try and prevent stretch marks, but while it is a good moisturizer there is no research showing a benefit from this ingredient. It does serve as an effective base for ingredients proven to help prevent and minimize stretch marks and is used in the Perfecting creme formula.
Stretch marks will fade slightly over time. The search for a miracle cream has led to some irresponsible marketing claims by several companies. The truth is that no cream has ever been shown in research to make stretch marks disappear completely.
specifically, perfecting creme offers a sophisticated peptide compound to help prevent stretch marks by promoting the synthesis of collagen and fibronectin. it is clinically proven to have a brightening effect thus helping to reduce the darkness of stretch marks; smoothes skin's texture and reduces the appearance of stretch marks.