How Black Women Can TreatPrevent Pregnancy Stretch Marks
HI guys, this is Eva from Bay Harbour MedSpa. And today we are talking about stretch marks from pregnancy. I'm going to read theemail from the young lady and then I'm going to elaborate on this 'cause this is very crucialand very important and all of you out there that are pregnant, going to be pregnant, werepregnant, pretending, planning to be pregnant, listen to what I have to say. So, a blackfemale, age 25. Hi, I need to know about the products that you mentioned for stretch marksafter pregnancy on black women. I do not know the name of them. I have now thick, blackstretch marks on my side and a mixture of thick, dark and lighter stretch marks on mybelly. What can I do about them, pleaseé OK.
Guys. Listen to me carefully. what is a stretchmarké A stretch mark this is skin, this is skin, a stretch mark is a tear, a tear. Yousee what just happenedé It tore. Well, that's what a stretch mark is. The skin tore. Tore.The cells, the top layer of the skin, tore. And it leaves a little kind of an indentationin the area that to you and let's say to a black person, but even to a white person itwill just show itself in a different color, will look like zig zag lines and will be inblack people it's lighter, than their regular skin. Listen to me. And I need you guys tounderstand this. When I talk about stretch marks, I'm talking about prevention. I'm nottalking about correction. You are asking me
what to do when you already have it, and Iam telling you what to do not to have it. Or have it reduced. Because here is the problem:right when this happens it tore, it already happened. How am I going to fix thisé HowéHow am I going to fix thisé It will be nearly impossible to fix this with any product thatis out there. So what I said in my previous tutorials about stretch marks is that you guyscan use coconut oil which is natural that you can buy inexpensively at Costco, you canbuy like a big container of coconut oil, coconut butter 'cause coconut when you hold it inyour hands, it becomes like oil, it melts. Or in some health food stores. And you usethe coconut butter, coconut oil on your skin
before you get stretch marks. So if you aregoing to be pregnant, you start using the coconut butter or coconut oil but the purething, not the stuff that they sell in advertised 'cause that's garbage. You want to use thepure, pure coconut oil, coconut butter, either or, makes no difference. Whatever they callit it's the same thing. You can buy it at the health food store, pure, hundred percentpure, or you can buy it at Costco. And you apply it on your skin twice a day at least.So what this coconut butter or coconut oil accomplishes is, it gives you skin which issomething that does stretch and is something that does breathe, it gives your skin moremore space to stretch. It gives it more elasticity.
It doesn't allow the skin to tear as fastbecause it gives it nourishment and it gives it moisture. So it allows the skin to stretcha little bit longer before it tears. Versus doing nothing, getting a stretch mark. Sothere is nothing out there that I can tell you will get rid of your stretch marks whenyou already have them. Short of lasers, short of microdermabrasion treatment where you actuallystimulate you abrade the skin to a point it starts bleeding and what you accomplish byit, whether it is with microdermabrasion, whether it is with laser, whether it is needling,you create stimulation and stimulate the new cells that you just removed to regrow. Soyou irritated the skin and now the skin will
push new cells to regrow and by regrowingit, it will fill up a little bit of that indentation. So, when you have stretch marks it's muchharder to get rid of them. If you have stretch marks that you already had from my personalexperience if you really invest a lot of time and money you can improve it, but you can'tget rid of it completely. I said if you let's say, you're a woman and you had a baby andyou have stretch marks because you were pregnant, the best way to get rid of them is cuttingthem off. You go and do a tummy tuck, or you go for plastic surgery and the willcut the stretched skin off and will leave you with a belly that has no stretch marksor instead of having this much stretch marks,
When to Use Stretch Mark Cream During Pregnancy
Do you know when to use stretch mark creamduring pregnancyé I know there are women who would use it themoment they got a positive pregnancy test if they thought it would prevent stretch marks. You have to start putting stretch mark creamor preventatives in place, because you can't get rid of scars once they form. But thosecreams have to do something, because I know people who have had three kids and don'thave stretch marks. About half of all women don't get stretchmarks. But I won't know if I'm in that half untilit is too late.
Your odds of stretch marks go up if you'recarrying multiples or gain a lot of weight over the pregnancy. I knew about the rapid weight gain. I've seen body builders with stretch marksbecause they bulked too fast. Which creams should I use to avoid stretchmarksé Aloe or something elseé Using a moisturizer reduces the odds of stretchmarks, and it will reduce the itching you may feel as things stretch out. Most of the creams I'm looking at have that.
Unfortunately, there's no cream proven toprevent stretch marks, though you can use moisturizers at any time. All you can do ishide it afterward. Or get laser scar removal. I wish I coulduse effective creams like I did for acne as a teen. Do not use RetinA while pregnant, thoughit would help. That stuff can cause birth defects. What about compounds with glycolic acid orwitch hazelé Glycolic acid isn't proven to do anything.Witch hazel is a skin conditioner, but it
doesn't prevent stretch marks. What can I doé If you develop those scars of maternity, wearthem with pride. I'd as easily be proud of the baby's spitup on my shirt. So switch to a one piece swimsuit after youhave the baby or cover yourself tactfully with sunscreen. No one in real life is goingto judge you for stretch marks. You're right. The baby fat matters more.