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How To Minimize Pregnancy Stretch Marks

Watch more How to Have a Healthy Pregnancy videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Make pregnancy stretch marks practically disappear. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Moisturize Minimize stretch marks before they start by slathering a rich moisturizing cream onto your breasts and belly daily while you're pregnant. Try one with shea or cocoa butter. Step 2: Gain weight gradually Do your best to gain your baby weight slowly and steadily to prevent the sudden stretching that causes the most damage. Step 3: Drink lots of water Drink lots of water during your pregnancy to keep your skin hydrated. Step 4: Use vitamin E After your baby arrives and you've stopped nursing, talk to your doctor about applying vitamin E. It can help fade stretch marks. Tip When applying vitamin E, massage it in deeply. Some experts think the mini-rubdown helps to stimulate the production of collagen, which in turn helps make stretch marks less noticeable. Step 5: Use a concealer Cover up stretch marks with a heavy-duty concealer in your skin tone. Look for a product designed to hide scars. Step 6: See a doctor Consult a doctor. A dermatologist or plastic surgeon may be able to reduce the appearance of the marks with laser surgery, at least to minimize their redness... but eventually that angry color will fade on its own anyway. Tip Don't despair! If you have a dark line down your belly it will also fade in time. Step 7: Learn to live with them Learn to live with your stretch marks by considering them a badge of honor. That cute kid is worth it, right? Did You Know? If your mother or sister developed stretch marks, chances are you will too.
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