If you’re planning on getting pregnant, or already pregnant, then you know there could be a problem with stretch marks. They’re hard to avoid, especially when you’re busy gaining all the weight you need to gain to keep that little bundle of joy healthy and happy. Luckily for you, hard to avoid isn’t the same thing as unavoidable, and there are a few things you can do in order to help stymie the possibility of getting pregnancy stretch marks.

Avoid Stretch Marks Cream

One of the more popular creams that get used is Burt’s Bees Richly Replenishing Body Lotion. It’s a cool, smooth cream that works well for avoiding stretch marks. The way it works is that it keeps the skin nice and moisturized, and helps lower the body’s creation of cortisone.


Cortisone is the hormone produced by the adrenal gland that causes stretch marks. What it does is lower the skin’s natural elasticity, which, when coupled with weight gain, causes the stretch marks to appear.

What IsĀ  Trilastin?

Another popular cream to use is Trilastin. Trilastin has been clinically tested to help reduce the appearance of stretch marks. It’s also been given an eight week visual appearance test, meaning that they studied different women’s skin for eight weeks while applying the cream. Over those eight weeks, Trilastin proved that it had what it took to reduce and sometimes erase stretch marks all altogether. More Trilastin reviews here.

If you’re uncertain about using fancy chemicals and high dollar treatments, there’s always the low cost solution. You can make sure to use a simple skin moisturizer on your stomach every day. Studies have proven that using skin moisturizer helps reduce the appearance of stretch marks. Sadly, it doesn’t help if stretch marks have already begun to appear, so if you’re already having problems with stretch marks, simply using a moisturizer might not be for you. More on this at how to remove stretch marks site.

Lastly, any creams using glycolic acid are useful in reducing or erasing stretch marks. This substance helps boost the amount of collagen in your skin, which increases its elasticity. Since stretch marks are caused when the skin looses its elasticity, boosting it would help you to avoid stretch marks as they form.

Take Action

And that’s it! Most of these creams are available at your local pharmacy, so don’t feel shy about asking for them. Many of them are inexpensive, as well, costing no more than ten or fifteen dollars a bottle. No matter what method you choose, good luck!

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