Stretch marks can really be a pain in the neck and are a persistent visible reminder that we are not perfect.
They are formed as the result of the tearing of the dermis, your middle layer of skin, and are often accompanied by pink or purple lines (burst capillaries). They generally “adorn” our thighs, abdomen, hips, breasts and upper arms and are quite difficult to get rid of.
But what if we told you that you can minimize their visibility by making a few dietary changes?
Eat Zinc-Rich Foods
Zinc does wonders when it comes to collagen production – the connective tissue that holds your skin together. You can find zinc in common foods like:
- Brazil nuts
Eat Foods That Contain Vitamin A, C & E
These vitamins are known to prevent stretch marks from forming, and are also great for healing the ones that you already have.
- Vitamin C helps fight off stretch marks by skin collagen formation
- Vitamins E helps the body regenerate vitamin C
- Vitamin A aids in the development of skin cells
Everyday foods to eat for more vitamin consumption: carrots, sweet potatoes, blueberries, dairy products, avocados, sunflower seeds…
Eat Protein-Rich Foods
Foods that are rich in protein are excellent if you want to improve the overall quality of your skin, while they are also miracle workers when it comes to preventing stretch mark development.
Foods to consider:
- Soy beans
- Chicken breast
- Protein-rich dairy
*Bonus tip: Drink More Water for better skin hydration!