Posts Tagged ‘stretch marks’

Delicious Foods for Reducing Stretch Marks

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

reducing stretch marksStretch marks. Some days we see them as tigers stripes and wear them proudly as a reminder of the amazing thing our body did by growing another human being. Other days we want nothing more than to banish them. I’m not here to tell you to ignore them, because lets face it, no matter how proudly we wear them it would still be nice for them to go away–or maybe just be a little less noticeable.

While none of these remedies are miracle cures to banish your stretch marks forever they will help with skin elasticity. The more elastic and “bouncy” our skin, the less visible stretch marks become. If nothing more they will help improve overall skin health and elasticity, which includes the thin skin around the eyes, where crows feet love to appear. SO you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

Bone broth.  This delicious broth made by cooking the bones so much they break down is full of so many good things, collagen and gelatin among them. These are known to help improve skin elasticity to help make your skin smooth and supple which can help reduce the appearance of stretch marks.

Vitamins A, C and E. These vitamins play a very important role in skin health. Vitamin A (found in bright orange fruits and veggies) protects skin health while encouraging the formation of new skin cells. Vitamin C (found in citrus fruits and bell peppers) helps maintain the appearance of skin. Vitamin E (found in nuts, seeds and avocados) is essential for helping to repair damaged skin. You can even use vitamin E oil directly on the stretch marks for some extra help.

Healthy fats. Adding more healthy fats to your diet (think wild salmon, herring, olive oil, coconut oil and butter from grass fed cows) provides added elasticity and promotes healthy, glowing skin. Coconut oil can be ingested and also works as an external moisturizer directly on stretch marks.

Jacqueline Banks is a certified Holistic Health Counselor. She works with women in all stages of motherhood, from mothers struggling with conception to those trying to get their groove back after pregnancy to ensure the best health and nutrition for both mom and baby.

Monday Funday Giveaway: Mango Mama Bump Butter by Delish Naturals

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Do you have a growing baby bump? What a blessing; congrats to you! As lovely as baby bellies can be, sometimes the stretching skin can be itchy, uncomfortable and/or irritated. Mango Mama Bump Butter by Delish Naturals is a great way to keep your baby bump looking and feeling silky smooth! Made with ethically and sustainably sourced ingredients such as organic coconut oil, shea butter, and cocoa butter, this product heals stretchmarks as well as helps prevent against new stretch marks. Keeping your body well hydrated inside and out is your best protection against stretch marks. You will enjoy the lightly invigorating and entirely soothing scent of the citrus essential oils that work to nourish your most delicate skin. Best of all Mango Mama Bump Butter pregnancy balm comes in a convenient stick form for easy and mess free application! Simply swipe it across your baby belly and let the healing begin!

Would you like to win a FREE stick of Mango Mama Bump Butter by Delish Naturals? Then be sure to enter this week’s giveaway below for your chance o win!! Winner will be announced on Sunday, September 30. Winner will be notified via email and is asked to respond within 48 hours in order to claim prize. Good luck mamas!!