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Wondering how to prevent stretch marks during pregnancy? Although you can’t always avoid them entirely, you can reduce the appearance of stretch marks with dedicated skin care. Along with hydration and vitamin supplements, one of the best ways to avoid stretch marks is to use a specially formulated skin balm. At  Mambino Organics, we select only the purest, plant-based ingredients that are safe to use during pregnancy. 

What Causes Stretch Marks?

The rapid growth and sudden weight changes of pregnancy cause the middle layer of your skin to stretch and tear, leaving scars behind. Stretch marks can appear on your belly, thighs, breasts, hips, and bum. While some women proudly wear their stretch marks as a badge of honor, others would prefer to avoid getting stretch marks during pregnancy.

How to Prevent Stretch Marks During Pregnancy:

1. Stay Hydrated

Keeping your body hydrated will improve your skin’s elasticity and help prevent the appearance of stretch marks. Drink at least 64 ounces of water throughout the day for optimum hydration. Drinking water in between meals is the best way to stay hydrated. Beverages with electrolytes will also boost hydration— coconut water has naturally occurring electrolytes to help you replace lost fluids.

2. Get Some Sunshine

The sun helps your body synthesize vitamin D, which is important for healthy skin. If you’re going to be out in the sun for an extended period of time, make sure to use a  pregnancy-safe sunscreen to protect your skin from UV rays. Remember to drink extra water when you’re out in the sun, because pregnant women are often more susceptible to heat and dehydration.

3. Take Prenatal Vitamins

Along with many other important nutrients, prenatal supplements have  vitamin C, which helps fortify your skin’s health. The antioxidants in vitamin C protect against dryness, sun damage, wrinkles, and scarring. Vitamin C also regulates your skin’s production of collagen to promote firmness and repair damaged skin. Taking a prenatal supplement with vitamin C will ensure that the dosage is safe during pregnancy.

4. Moisturize with Mambino Organics 

Our specially formulated pregnancy skin care products will nourish your skin and help prevent stretch marks. Try our award-winning  Anti-Stretch Belly Butter—it’s made with seven carefully selected, nutrient-rich botanicals that promote elasticity and reduce the appearance of scars. Pair it with our Moisture Me Nourishing Body Oil or ourOh Baby! Anti-Stretch Body Oil when your skin needs some extra love.

The Mambino Organics Promise

Our specially formulated line of  pregnancy skin care products will nourish, heal, and revitalize your skin. All Mambino Organics body care products are safe to use during pregnancy. We offer a full range of natural, gentle skin care products for face and body, including moisturizer, sun screen, and lip balm. Visit our  website today to learn more about our skin care products and ingredients.

Photo by  Ignacio Campo on  Unsplash used under Creative Commons license for commercial use 3/31/2021.

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