Many people say that stretch marks are a mother’s patent, a mother’s exclusive memory, and a baby’s gift to her mother.
However, when stretch marks creep up the mother’s belly and leave a watermelon-like streak, it will inevitably make people feel depressed. After giving birth to a baby, when this line can not be eliminated, it makes people feel more uncomfortable.
In fact, striae gravidarum is also “selective”, some mothers are president, some are not long. And why? How can pregnant mothers prevent and remove stretch marks?
What is stria gravidarum?
Pregnancy streaks are purple or purple-red streaks that appear in the lower abdomen, buttocks, chest, back or proximal extremities during pregnancy.
Normally, the elastic fibers of human skin and rectus abdominis maintain a certain elasticity and flex freely within a certain limit. After more than three months of pregnancy, the abdomen began to bulge, affected by the enlarged uterus, skin elastic fibers and abdominal muscles began to elongate. After six months, the situation will become more obvious. When the elastic fibers break up beyond a certain limit, the rectus abdominis tendon is separated in different degrees, and then pink or purple, irregular longitudinal cracks begin to appear.
Simply put, prolonged over-stretching of the skin results in breakage of subcutaneous fibrous tissue, which leads to stretch marks.
How to choose a person for stretch marks?
Statistics show that about 70-90% of pregnant women have stria gravidarum during their first pregnancy. Some pregnant women will have striae gravidarum, while others will not, mainly affected by the following factors.
The best pregnancy time for women is 25-30 years old, when the body is in the best indicators, skin elasticity is good, even if the abdomen is enlarged, skin fibers are under pressure, it is not easy to appear stretch marks. The older pregnant women are more likely to have striae gravidarum, mainly because the metabolism and repair ability of skin is usually not as good as that of pregnant women in their 20s, which is a natural law.
2. Weight gain
The appearance of stria gravidarum is mainly caused by the excessive abdominal bulge and the rapid skin splitting. During pregnancy, consciously control the weight, control the weekly growth within the regular range, and do a good job of monitoring the weight change curve, and increase the weight in an orderly manner, will also give the skin a certain stage of adaptation.
Long stretch marks of pregnant mothers are influenced by hormone changes and genetic factors during pregnancy. The main causes are personal heredity and constitution. Some mothers do not have long stretch marks and their daughters do not. In addition, everyone’s skin repair ability is different.
4. Skin condition
Some pregnant mothers have good skin before pregnancy and often eat protein-rich food, even if less care will not grow spots or pimples, these mothers have less chance of growing stretch marks. Generally, mothers-to-be with dry skin are more likely to have stretch marks because of their dry, water-deficient skin and insufficient elasticity.
Women who love sports have a more active body and more elastic skin. Pregnancy still maintains a moderate amount of exercise, weight gain will be slower than normal pregnant mothers, and appropriate exercise can also consume excess calories, reduce the accumulation of fat and fat waist and abdomen, make the skin more compact.
In addition to the above factors, women with multiple births are more likely to have striae gravidarum because of multiple pulls on their skin.
For striae gravidarum, prevention is more important than cure. During pregnancy, we should pay attention to balanced diet, increase high-quality protein food, and increase skin elasticity. We should properly control weight growth, not more than 2 kg per month.
Olive oil can not completely eradicate stretch marks, but it can moisturize the skin.
If the stria gravidarum has already grown, it is still quite effective to make the stria gravidarum thinner and smaller by some methods after delivery. For example, proper use of vitamin E or retinoic acid under the guidance of doctors can repair elastic fibers of damaged skin and reduce striae gravidarum. Laser can also desalinate striae gravidarum.
Even with stretch marks, mothers should not despair, because stretch marks will gradually fade over time, and can be repaired and improved by modern technology.
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