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Can the ointments that you see advertised on television really get rid of pregnancy stretch marks? Probably not. Whether you have stretch marks and how many stretch marks you have depends a lot on your genetic makeup, and there aren't any miracle cures. There are some pregnancy beauty tips you can pay attention to lessen the affects of your stretching abdomen, however.
* Some ointments containing retinol have been known to help reduce some stretch marks if applied soon after labor and delivery.
* Applying lotion and lots of it during pregnancy can provide some relief from itching and may make your skin somewhat more elastic.
* If severe stretch marks really bother you, contact a dermatologist to discuss procedures such as laser treatment.
Ways to reduce the severity of stretch marks include drinking lots of water, eating healthy foods that are high in antioxidants such as fruits and vegetables that are bright red, orange or yellow (they provide nutrients essential for tissue repair and healing), maintain skin's elasticity by eating protein such as flaxseed, flaxseed oil, fish and fish oils, stay out of the sun and exercise.