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Top 5 Best Creams for Preventing Stretch Marks during Pregnancy in Cameroon

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Stretch marks are a common annoyance during pregnancy and according to research, 9 out of 10 pregnant women in Cameroon stand a risk of developing stretch marks during pregnancy usually in the sixth or seventh month hence its very important that every pregnant lady use stretch mark cream or oil during pregnancy to avoid this most annoying skin issue.

Massaging a stretch mark oil or cream on your belly, hips and thighs certainly won’t hurt.

For those of you who don’t know, stretch marks happens during pregnancy when collagen and elastin (the fibers that keep your skin taut) stretch and snap during pregnancy due to the pressure of rapid weight gain leading to the appearance of pinkish streaks around stomachs, breasts and hips (commonly called stretch marks).

Most stretch marks run vertically along your body, though they can sometimes be horizontal, too.

The most annoying aspect of stretch marks during pregnancy is the irritating sensation (itchiness) that’s intertwined with it i.e. with the dermal tearing, your nerves respond by creating the itchy sensations.

Stretch marks are very common and do not just affect pregnant women only. They can happen whenever the skin is stretched, for example when we’re growing during puberty or when putting on weight. Hormonal changes in pregnancy can also affect your skin and make you more likely to get stretch marks.

Stretch marks is one of the skin issues which causes most ladies in Cameroon to lose self confidence, self esteem and subsequently get depressed as they find it difficult to put on dresses which they were normally wearing before the occurrence of stretch marks.

And in case you don’t know stretch marks is the most stubborn skin issue to get rid of, hence its often said prevention is better than cure when it comes to stretch marks as there are severe stretch marks that may take months to fade or get rid of and some may require you to schedule a series of pulsed dye laser treatments to completely get rid of the stretch marks and a single treatment can range anywhere from $350 to $1,000, depending on where you live.

Based on the aforementioned facts, we can conclude that knowledge about how to avoid stretch marks during pregnancy is indispensable to every pregnant lady.

A stretch mark prevention cream which cost just 7000 frs CFA in Cameroon can save you from spending huge amount of money (in getting rid of stretch marks).

As a skincare enthusiast and blogger, most often i get asked by most ladies, will i get stretch marks during pregnancy???

Stretch marks are very common issue among pregnant women.

Whether or not you get stretch marks has a lot to do with the elasticity of your skin and your genetics, says dermatologist Dendy Engelman, M.D.

One important factor affecting the likelihood of stretch marks is how much weight you gain during pregnancy and how quickly. Rapid weight gain makes you more prone to this badge of pregnancy. The faster your skin stretches, the more likely it is to leave a mark.

Secondly your genetics also determine whether you will develop stretch marks during pregnancy or not i.e. if your mom or grandma developed stretch marks, you’re more likely to get them too.

While there’s no surefire way to quickly get rid of stretch marks after they have appeared on your skin, there are very effective stretch mark during pregnancy cream/oil in Cameroon that can prevent stretch marks or reduce the likelihood of you developing stretch marks during pregnancy or keep them to a minimum during your pregnancy…. and you have the best chance of reducing the appearance of stretch marks when they’re new. Once scars fade to white, they’re extremely difficult to treat.

The anti stretch mark prevention cream or oil during pregnancy have proven to be very effective in preventing stretch marks during pregnancy.

Once that pregnancy test comes back positive, start applying anti stretch mark cream or oil (during pregnancy) on the areas where stretch marks are most likely to develop i.e. your belly, lower back, breasts, thighs and hips.

Like i mentioned earlier, stretch marks occur when the fibers just underneath the skin’s surface break apart due to the pressure of rapid weight gain. Anti stretch mark cream during pregnancy (Moisturizers) helps maintain skin’s elasticity, making it less likely to tear when your body starts expanding.

Another way to defend your skin against stretch marks during pregnancy is to aim to gain weight slowly and steadily without putting on more than your doctor recommends.

In this article, I’m going to list the top 5 stretch mark during pregnancy oils and creams in Cameroon that can help you prevent stretch marks during pregnancy or keep them to a minimum during your pregnancy if you are genetically prone to stretch marks.

This article also contains tips for getting rid of stretch marks after giving birth if they do show up.

Ok without any further delay, let’s get down to business.

Top 5 best stretch mark prevention cream during pregnancy

1) Shea Moisture 100% Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

Many research have proven that coconut oil or creams reach in coconut oil are effective at preventing stretch marks during pregnancy and Shea Moisture’s 100% Extra Virgin Coconut Oil does exactly that.

Shea Moisture’s 100% extra virgin coconut oil is a natural ingredient rich in antioxidant Vitamin E and proteins which instantly hydrates to nourish and protect skin against stretch marks during pregnancy.

Apply this anti stretch mark cream (during pregnancy) on the areas where stretch marks are most likely to develop i.e. your belly, lower back, breasts, thighs and hips….and reduce your likelihood of developing stretch marks during pregnancy.

This anti stretch mark oil during pregnancy has received so many positive reviews from the pregnant ladies who have described it as the best anti stretch mark oil ever!!.

Great product! I bought this as soon as I found out I was pregnant to prevent stretch marks. I apply this on my belly and hips every night as I get out of the shower said a lady whom i recommended this product to.

Apart from preventing stretch marks during pregnancy, this fast absorbing virgin Coconut oil can also be used on hair, face, body, hands and feet without clogging pores or leaving a greasy residue

Shea Moisture’s 100% extra virgin coconut oil is also perfect for softening rough elbows, hands, cuticles, knees or toes. Revitalize skin with a healthy glow, helps to take off makeup as well

Ingredients
100% Virgin Coconut Oil LEGEND*Certified Organic Ingredient.

For those of you who don’t know, Shea Moisture is a reputable US Skincare brand which has formulated many hot selling skin care products in the USA.

If you are interested in purchasing this Number 1 best selling anti stretch marks cream for pregnant women in Cameroon, WhatsApp me and i will tell you how to get it.

2) Bio-Oil Skincare Oil for stretch mark prevention during pregnancy.

Bio-Oil skincare oil is currently the most sought after stretch mark cream for the prevention of stretch marks during pregnant.

The main reason why this anti stretch mark cream is very effective, is the fact that its very effective in fading stretch marks and in preventing stretch marks during pregnancy…and in addition to that, it helps relieves any itchyness associated with a growing baby.

This skincare oil can also be used to help reduce the appearance of scars, and other marks due to surgery, injury, acne, aging, pregnancy, and more.

This anti stretch mark product is also highly sought after, due to its moisturizing effect i.e. helps the skin to retain essential moisture to soften skin and provide dry skin relief.

Its fast-absorbing, non-comedogenic formula won’t clog pores.

Summarily, Bio-Oil skincare oil is a multi-use oil and this explains why its often recommended by skin care specialists.

Many ladies are of the opinion that Bio-Oil skincare oil is far more effective as an anti-stretch marks cream that the Shea Moisture 100% Extra Virgin Coconut Oil.

Tons of ladies have testified how this Bio-Oil skincare oil helped them to deliver their babies with zero stretch marks and is safe to use throughout pregnancy. Some ladies noted that it helps relieves any itchiness associated with a growing baby.

Its SAFE FOR MOST SKIN TYPES and also suitable for use on babies 6 months and up.

Ingredients

Botanicals, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract (Calendula Oil), Lavandula Angustifolia Oil (Lavender Oil), Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf, Oil (Rosemary Oil), Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil (Chamomile Oil), Vitamins, Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Oil base, Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum), Triisononanoin, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Isopropyl Myristate, Glycine Soja Oil, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Bisabolol, Fragrance (Rose), Parfum, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Amyl Cinnamal, Benzyl, Salicylate, Citronellol, Coumarin, Eugenol, Farnesol, Geraniol, Hydroxycitronellal, Limonene, Linalool, Color, Red 17 (CI 26101

Directions

Bio-Oil should be massaged in a circular motion on the body or face until fully absorbed. It is recommended that Bio-Oil be applied twice daily for a minimum of three months. It is safe to use Bio-Oil on a scar as soon as the skin on the surface has fully healed. Bio-Oil should not be applied to an open wound or broken skin. Bio-Oil’s results will vary from individual to individual.

3) Fruit Of The Earth Aloe Vera 100 % Gel for preventing stretch marks during pregnancy.

If you are a skin care enthusiast like me, then you already know the importance of Aloe vera and why its a standard ingredient in most DIY anti-stretch mark creams.

For those of you who don’t know Aloe vera is popular for its amazing effect on the skin as it stimulates the fibroblasts to produce more collagen and the production of collagen reduces the appearance of stretch marks.

Like i mentioned earlier, stretch marks occur when the fibers just underneath the skin’s surface break apart due to the pressure of rapid weight gain.

Fruit Of The Earth Aloe Vera anti stretch mark cream during pregnancy (Moisturizer) helps maintain skin’s elasticity, making it less likely to tear when your body starts expanding.

This Aloe Vera gel is also effective for your skin for sunburn, insect bites and dry itching skin.

Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera 100% Gel has no color additives and provides a pure, refreshing experience for your skin whenever it needs it most. It’s made from fresh aloe vera leaves and provides non-oily moisturizing directly to your skin.

Ingredients

Aloe Vera Gel, Triethanolamine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Carbomer, Tetrasodium EDTA, DMDM Hydrantoin, Diazolidinyl Urea.

May stain some fabrics.,Fragrance Free,No Color Added

Directions

Apply liberally to sunburned or irritated skin as needed.,For external use. Avoid contact with eyes.

Follow usage directions on label.

4) Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Massage Lotion For Stretch Marks

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter (from the No.1 Stretch Marks, Brand in the US) is also very effective in preventing stretch marks during pregnancy.

Just like the Aloe Vera gel, Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Massage Lotion for stretch Marks helps visibly improve skin elasticity and reduce the appearance of stretch marks from pregnancy or weight fluctuation by stimulating the skin to produce more collagen to support any pressure from rapid weight gain that might lead to the occurrence of stretch marks.

Over 98% of women saw improved skin elasticity, texture and tone with Palmer’s Cocoa Butter for stretch mark.

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Massage Lotion For Stretch Marks helps keep skin moisturized and supple for 48 hours thereby creating a protective moisture barrier for expanding bellies and targets stretch mark-prone areas such as tummy, hips, thighs, and bust and works well with all skin types, including sensitive skin.

Ingredients???

This stretch marks prevention lotion was made with Cocoa Butter and Shea Butter to soften, smooth, and plump skin, Vitamin E to support moisture retention, Lutein to improve hydration and support stretching skin, Argan Oil to soften and condition skin, Almond Oil to deeply moisturize, and Coconut Oil, extracted from raw coconut, to support healthy, supple skin.

5) Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy cream for prevention of stretch marks during pregnancy

Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy cream hydrates (locks moisture in) thereby helping to keep skin more elastic and less apt to tear and form stretch marks… and may be used DURING pregnancy, beginning in the second trimester. Even after you have put to birth, you can continue using Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy cream while breastfeeding – so it’s perfect for moms.

In a survey 76% of women who used Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy for 12 weeks to reduce the appearance of stretch marks saw results, but, more importantly, were satisfied with how much their stretch marks improved. In fact, more women were satisfied with Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy than with other leading stretch mark products.

Ingredients

Active: Dimethicone 2.0% ………. Skin Protectant Inactive: Water, Allium Cepae (Onion) Bulb Extract, Cetearyl Alcohol, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Cyclomethicone, Arachidyl Alcohol, Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Arachidyl Glucoside, Ethoxydiglycol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Tocopheryl Acetate, Fragrance, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Disodium EDTA, Centella Asiatica Leaf Extract, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Sodium Hydroxide, Iron Oxides

Directions

Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy should be evenly applied and gently massaged in a circular motion on all areas of the body where you have stretch marks. Apply 2 times a day, morning and evening. Results can be seen in as soon as 4 weeks, with optimal results in12 weeks. Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy works best when used as directed.


The recommended anti stretch marks products for pregnant woman can be used collectively for effective result.

In the morning, slather on a rich cream that provides lasting hydration like the Shea Moisture 100% Extra Virgin Coconut Oil contains coconut oil, shea butter, and vitamin E. At night, add a few drops of a skin-nourishing oil like Bio-Oil to a warm bath so you can moisturize without lifting a finger.

Be sure to use moisturizer early on in your pregnancy, and massage it in gently to maximize effectiveness and keep using the anti stretch marks cream or gel of your choice throughout your pregnancy especially during the sixth or seventh month; when most women often develope stretch marks.

Frequently asked questions about stretch marks during Pregnancy

What do stretch marks in pregnancy look like???

Stretch marks during pregnancy appears as pinkish streaks around stomachs, breasts and hips and other stretch mark prone areas.

Will i get stretch marks during pregnancy???

Whether or not you get stretch marks has a lot to do with the elasticity of your skin. You can mostly thank genetics: If your mother had stretch marks, chances are greater that you probably will too. Lifestyle habits, including eating well and exercising regularly, also promote skin health and elasticity.

What are the causes of stretch mark during pregnancy ???

Stretch marks appear when your body grows faster than your skin can keep up with. The elastic fibres of the skin break, which results in stretch marks.

What’s the best stretch mark prevention cream during pregnancy Cameroon???

Based on feedbacks from women in Cameroon, we can authoritatively say that Shea Moisture 100% Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is the best cream for avoiding stretch marks during pregnancy.

Its available in most cosmetic shops in Douala and other big cities of Cameroon.

WhatsApp me if you are finding it difficult to get this

Can stretch marks from pregnancy be removed???

Some moms-to-be wear them proudly as a “red badge of motherhood.” Others don’t want to talk about them. They’re pregnancy stretch marks, and though your baby’s not even born yet, she’s already leaving her mark on you!

As of May, 2021, there’s no anti stretch marks product that can effectively get rid of stretch marks within a short time frame.

Given enough time, stretch marks gradually lighten and fade on their own naurally. But if if you quickly want to get rid of your stretch marks you can use the anti stretch marks creams to fade the stretch marks thereby making it easy for your stretch marks to quickly disappear.

If stretch marks really bother you, try applying a slightly darker-toned makeup to the area to reduce their appearance. However its needless doing that since  stretch marks show up in places most people don’t see—unless you spend a lot of your time in a bikini!

Some women are okay with the stretch marks as the love marks of their baby and it is always good to embrace your natural body. However, if you are looking forward to get rid of these, read the article about top 5 best stretch marks removal products in Cameroon.

Does  vitamin C helps to prevent stretch marks during pregnancy???

Yes, like i mentioned earlier, collagen plays a role in keeping your skin strong and elastic, which helps in preventing stretch marks. Vitamin C is found in many fruits and vegetables, especially in citrus fruits, such as oranges and lemons.

Does  coconut oil helps to prevent stretch marks during pregnancy???

Many research have proven that coconut oil or creams reach in coconut oil are effective at preventing stretch marks during pregnancy and Shea Moisture’s 100% Extra Virgin Coconut Oil does exactly that.

Shea Moisture’s 100% extra virgin coconut oil is a natural ingredient rich in antioxidant Vitamin E and proteins which instantly hydrates to nourish and protect skin against stretch marks during pregnancy.

How can i get rid of stretch marks on a pregnant belly???

Shea Moisture’s 100% extra virgin coconut oil is rich in antioxidant Vitamin E and proteins which instantly hydrates to nourish and protect skin against stretch marks during pregnancy and also fade stretch marks on a pregnant belly.

Apply this anti stretch mark cream (during pregnancy) on the areas where stretch marks are most likely to develop i.e. your belly, lower back, breasts, thighs and hips….and reduce your likelihood of developing stretch marks during pregnancy.

How to stop itching stretch marks during pregnancy???

Moisturizing daily can help with the dryness and itchy skin during pregnancy. All the recommended anti stretch marks cream will help to keep your skin moisturize and hydrated throughout the day.

Are stretch marks in pregnancy genetic???

Whether or not you get stretch marks has a lot to do with the elasticity of your skin.

However if your mother had stretch marks, chances are greater that you probably will too.

Can i get tips to avoid stretch marks during pregnancy?

  • Control your weightEating a proper, healthy diet and exercising is one of the best way to manage weight. Managing your body weight from changing too fast will help you reduce the stretch marks as they tend to appear when the body gain weight rapidly.
  • Stay HydratedDrinking good amount of water will keep your skin hydrated and soft. Soft skin has less tendency to develop stretch marks then dry skin. Drink lots of fluids to keep your body hydrated throughout the day.
  • MoisturiseMoisturizing daily can help with the dryness and itchy skin during pregnancy. Shea butter or Cocoa buttercream might help to keep your skin moisturize and hydrated throughout the day.

When does stretch mark appear during pregnancy???

It usually appears as pinkish streaks around belly, breast, thigh and hips during the sixth or seventh month of pregnancy.

Stretch marks during pregnancy when do they start???

During the sixth or seventh month of pregnancy.

Does  vitamin E helps to prevent stretch marks during pregnancy???

Vitamin E (as an antioxidant) instantly hydrates to nourish and protect skin against stretch marks during pregnancy.

No stretch marks in first pregnancy what about second???

If you managed to avoid stretch marks the first time, it’s not necessarily true that you’ll avoid them during your second pregnancy. The truth is, whether you’re pregnant with your first, second, third, or fourth child, getting stretch marks depends on your skin type, hormones and the weight you put on.

Are stretch marks in pregnancy genetic???

Your genetics also determine whether you will develop stretch marks during pregnancy or not i.e. if your mom or grandma developed stretch marks, you’re more likely to get them too.

What do stretch marks in pregnancy look like???

It usually appears as pinkish streaks around belly, breast, thigh and hips during the sixth or seventh month of pregnancy.

Stretch marks itching during pregnancy what should i do???

Moisturizing daily can help with the dryness and itchy skin during pregnancy. All the recommended anti stretch marks cream will help to keep your skin moisturize and hydrated throughout the day.

How do i Apply anti stretch mark cream on my skin???

Apply a generous amount on all areas of the body where you have stretch marks or want to help prevent them and gently massage in a circular motion until fulling absorbed.
Apply 2 times a day i.e. morning and evening.


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