Protecting against pregnancy stretch marks
28 08 2013 • Mama Mio
Pregnancy is the biggest challenge your skin will ever face. Think about it… you’re going to grow 30+ inches in 40 weeks and then shrink back down, then in a few years time – hit repeat! Ageing, sun damage, gravity – those all happen over a period of years. Pregnancy happens in a period of months. You need to make sure your skin is at its best to cope with the strain.
Stretch marks are tears that occur in the dermal layer of your skin due to a prolonged distension and pressure. The pressure on your skin becomes too great and the collagen and elastin fibres give way. If you are wondering whether you will get pregnancy stretch marks; there is a genetic pre-disposition towards them. Of course, as with everything, there are some who are genetically gifted and who won’t get a single stretch mark even though they took twins to full-term (those are also the people who no doubt complain about having to eat to keep weight on!) but for the rest of us it takes some work and dedication. If your mother had stretch marks or if you already have the fine silvery lines of teen-growth stretch marks, you are most vulnerable. The important conclusion to draw is that prevention is the best cure for stretch marks.
The secret to protecting your skin against the dread stretch mark is to build up the strength and elasticity of your skin. The way we do that at Mama Mio is through omegas 3, 6 and 9 which are absolutely crucial to the strength and elasticity of your skin – but unable to be manufactured by our own bodies. We have to either eat them in our food, or take supplements.
So imagine we all have a little cookie jar full of them, and when you are pregnant your baby is raiding your jar to make some very important things (like eyes, brains, central nervous systems…) and we will give them joyfully. But this means our omega levels dip to the lowest levels, which means your skin is about to grow 30 inches and face its biggest challenge when at its weakest point. Bad plan, right? But by applying tons of the omegas 3, 6 and 9 directly onto the skin, you will give your skin the strength it needs to fight stretch marksand maintain elasticity as it shrinks back down.
So by all means take a supplement – but your body has a hierarchy where it will send the omegas and your skin is at the bottom of the pile. So by applying them topically you will get the immediate benefits to the strength and elasticity of your skin. Continual and plentiful use of omega 3, 6 and 9 will nourish the lipid layer of the skin, helping to maintain the suppleness and elasticity. Research has clinically proven that omegas help skin elasticity and improve the very integrity of skin cells – helping your skin stretch and recover.
Remember, we’re talking about protection, not prevention. Can we actually prevent stretch marks? No. We cannot, stretch marks are hereditary like so many things to do with our skin. But what we can promise you is we will help you put up the best fight against stretch marks. By applying Mama Mio Tummy Rub (Oil or Butter)twice daily we firmly believe that you are giving your skin the very best chance to get through pregnancy without stretch marks. And judging by the thousands of emails we have received praising Tummy Rub to high heaven there are a lot of women who absolutely believe in the protective powers of our Tummy Rub. Are you one of them?
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