Increase* Vitamin E Intake
Vitamin E ranks as the top most soluble vitamin skin moisturizer which essential in making it soft and supple to touch. Ensure you consume foods rich in vitamin E, such as broccoli, spinach, almonds, and peanuts.
Up Your Vitamin C Intake
Vitamin C is an antioxidant that fights free radicals and promotes* collagen production. It helps to deal with stretch marks. You can get vitamin C from foods including broccoli, fresh oranges, cranberries and strawberries.
Add Good Fats in Your Diet
Your skin requires good fats in coping with the tearing which occurs due to weight gain during pregnancy. Good sources of fats include vegetable oil and fish oil.
Consume Foods Rich in Vitamin A
Researches indicate that vitamin A helps to promote skin’s elasticity and assist in the fight against stretch marks. Potatoes, carrots, green leafy vegetables and lettuce are some of good sources of vitamin A.
Consume Foods Rich in Zinc
Zinc is essential in treating and preventing stretch marks. However, you should first consult your obstetrician before taking zinc supplements during pregnancy. Some alternative sources of zinc include fish (scallops and shrimp), sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds and many nuts and seeds. Lamb meet is also rich in zinc.
Drink Plenty of Water
Water is important in cleaning your body and elimination of toxins. It helps your skin cells too. By consuming plenty of water during pregnancy, your skin will stay hydrated and become less prone to stretch marks.
Exercise is not only health for your body, but also for your skin. Exercise helps in making your skin firm and strong to withstand skin conditions such as skin stretching. Inquire from your physician about the best exercise routine that can be best fitting and safe for you and your baby.