On the stomach, the skin during pregnancy is most affected by sprains. Microscopic tears and fissures quickly heal with connective tissue. This type of fabric differs not only in appearance, but also in its functions..
Restoring the skin at the sites of connective tissue formation is difficult, but possible. To do this, you should adhere to a body care program aimed specifically at removing stretch marks and toning the body.
This is not easy, given that after childbirth a woman has to take care of the baby and return to normal after hormonal changes during pregnancy. The following are effective ways to remove stretch marks after childbirth and restore the clear contours of the waist.
Moisturizing restores protective function
Skin with stretch marks suffers from dehydration, so hydration is the main element of care. The need for moisture of the dried-up, lost skin tone will satisfy a cream with hyaluronic acid or a wrap with algae.
Moisturize the skin immediately after cleansing (shower, scrubbing). The daily use of moisturizers rejuvenates, heals fiber breaks and supports the production of collagen and elastin cells, responsible for elasticity and tone.
Types of massage for stretch marks
The more elastic the skin, the higher its ability to recover. Elasticity can
achieve by doing massage with hands or massage brush.
This will improve blood circulation, speed up the breakdown of subcutaneous fat and stimulate the rejuvenation of injured areas..
Simple massage method: with light movements of the thumb and forefinger, lift the skin by rolling and pinching it.
It should be performed without jerking and strong pressure. Ten minutes of such massage per day will restore the uniformity of the skin and reduce stretch marks. You can improve blood supply in problem areas with a massage brush with rounded bristles (so as not to scratch) or a special massage glove made of loofah or horse hair.
As a result of stimulation, the production of collagen and elastin, necessary for the construction of new cells in place of stretch marks and scars, is accelerated. Massage is always done in the direction of the heart, from the periphery to the center.
Peeling for tissue renewal
Scrubbing, or peeling, relieves the skin of the upper stratum corneum of cells, removing them sparingly mechanically. A new young layer of skin cells becomes more accessible for creams and body wraps from stretch marks, and the effect of their use increases significantly. Use soft home scrubs every day, if this is included in the course to remove stretch marks.
To rejuvenate and regenerate the skin at home, it is recommended to use:
- salt peeling with oils;
- sugar scrub;
- ground coffee scrub.
A big plus of such scrubs is that the mixture for them can be prepared from natural ingredients.
The smaller the abrasive particles of the scrub, the better – stretch marks on the abdomen after childbirth are accompanied by sagging and tired skin. Excessively aggressive scrubbing will harm – microcracks and peeling will appear.
Muscle strengthening speeds recovery
Muscles support the skin, which means strengthening them will help smooth out the flabby areas affected by stretch marks. In addition, muscles that are well warmed up during exercise during the day actively nourish the skin through the system of vessels and capillaries, improving local nutrition and eliminating toxins.
Mandatory exercises in the fight against stretch marks on the abdomen – twisting lying and moderate stretching (sipping the muscles of the whole body).
Vitamins for nourishing the skin – inside and out
Sugar, animal fats and cereals (cereals, pasta, bread) are best consumed at lunchtime and in small quantities. But the products that stimulate the synthesis of collagen and elastin – vegetables, nuts and fruits – will make up a wonderful breakfast and a light dinner that gives the body vitamins (A, C, B), carotenoids and other substances necessary for the body to fight stretch marks.
Stretch marks after childbirth respond well to regular intake of vitamin E (tocopherol). It is a natural and very powerful antioxidant that will help repair any damage, even old stretch marks..
Tocopherol works well in gels, oils and creams, which can be taken into account when buying a cosmetic product. These methods work perfectly in combination, enhancing the action of each other.
This will help the body maximize the use of vitamins and nutrients from food and through cream or cosmetic oil..
Exercises for the muscles of the abdomen, arms and legs will help to tighten the figure and get rid of excess weight, and regular wraps will remove toxins and toxins from the body. Efforts to eliminate defects on the skin will be rewarded, but this is a lengthy process that is highly dependent on determination and self-discipline..