Treating stretch marks that have formed
Little pink marks may have formed on the parts of your body that changed the most during your pregnancy. If you notice stretchmarks on your stomach, hips, thighs and/or chest, don’t worry: these scars will lessen over time, and all the quicker if you lend a helping hand.
The right treatment: massage the areas concerned twice a day with cream specifically formulated for stretchmarks that occur during pregnancy. By activating the production of collagen fibres and elastin, this treatment will encourage the reduction and disappearance of the scars in three brief months. If you are breastfeeding, just avoid the nipple area. If you really feel the need, you can always consider aesthetic medicine (laser or micro-dermabrasion) to perfect the result after you have stopped nursing.
To regenerate your epidermis
After the baby is born, it is normal for your skin to seem less firm, less elastic and even drier. The drop in the blood hormone levels of pregnancy largely account for this! And this is added to the fact that the skin on your body naturally becomes dry faster than the skin on your face as it has ten times fewer sebaceous glands. But your can easily remedy this.
The right treatment: ideally, use a restructuring, moisturizing treatment formulated for after pregnancy twice a day and for one or two months. If you are pressed for time, use a gel or gel-cream whose active ingredients penetrate more quickly. Your skin will soon recover its firmness and elasticity, and will also quickly lose any cellulitis that the hormonal surge may have caused. Just one word of caution: if you gave birth by caesarian section, wait a few weeks before massaging the scar area.