Do Stretch Mark Creams Work?

Do Stretch Mark Creams Work?

You could call them a side effect of pregnancy or you could call them the unfortunate necessity of pregnancy but with pregnancy come stretch marks. You may hate the sight of them and in your haste to get rid of them, you may start trying different stretch mark creams. But do you think they really work? Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here


Well, the answer is 50-50. In many cases stretch mark creams don’t work and so, it is a waste to invest in them. In other cases though, stretch mark creams have worked efficiently. Stretch marks appear in more than 80% of pregnant women.

You might as well accept their presence on your body and make your peace with it. Otherwise you could find ways to get rid of them. The trick here is to find the right stretch marks cream for you.

Drugstore options

If you check out the local drug store you will find numerous options to pick from but do you think all of them will work for every woman? Of course, they won’t! This is the reason why you should be careful about your pick.

You should keep your skin type in mind along with any sensitivity issues that you may have. Sometimes, it is all about trial and error but do you want to risk it? What if a cream consists of a chemical that does not suit your skin?

Not only will your stretch marks be untouched but you will also have rashes or itching to worry about additionally. Thus, going natural is ideal. There are many natural creams that you could use. However, finding the one that works can take time and make you spend a lot of money.


If you are reluctant about spending so much, why not try the best method of getting rid of stretch marks? Prevention. Indeed, if you don’t want stretch marks, make sure they don’t appear at all. You may think that it is not possible but why not? You know that you will have to endure stretch marks as your breasts and belly grow, right? Why not look for ways to prevent them all together? It is easy, really. Here are a few ways that will help you out.

Eat a healthy diet

Eat a healthy diet and don’t change your eating patterns everyday. Don’t eat anything and everything in your sight. Eating more will make you gain weight and that will only increase your chances of having stretch marks.

Walking during pregnancy

Walking during pregnancy will reduce the chances of stretch marks considerably. Make sure you walk everyday for at least half an hour. You can also try out other forms of exercise but make sure they are all moderate. You should not attempt strenuous exercises when you are pregnant.

Drink plenty of water

Drink plenty of water! Flush all the toxins away effectively so that your body is clean and moisturized. Mositurizing is the key to keep stretch marks at bay.

Apply cocoa butter on your tummy

Cocoa butter is an excellent remedy to prevent stretch marks. Make sure you apply cocoa butter on your tummy every night. Cocoa butter will promote elasticity so that your body stretches with ease without causing stretch marks.

Thus, in the case of stretch marks, prevention is definitely better than cure!

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Dr. Prabha Sahgal, MD
Dr. Prabha Sahgal, MD | ConceiveEasy
Dr. Prabha Sahgal MD, is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and subspecialty board certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Sahgal holds a B.S. degree from MIT in molecular biology and currently serves on the ConceiveEasy board of directors.