Why is there a dark stripe on my abdomen after childbirth?
Dark stripes in the middle of the abdomen are noticed by women during pregnancy. However, after childbirth it does not disappear immediately – in some cases the strip remains for a year and a half or more. For each woman the shape and color of the line on the abdomen after childbirth is individual. The darker the skin of a pregnant woman, the brighter and more expressive the line on the abdomen will be.
Causes of appearance and factors that affect the intensity of coloring of the middle of the abdomen after childbirth:
- Hormonal changes.
- Lack of vitamins and micronutrients (B vitamins, vitamin C, iron, zinc, copper, folic acid).
- Use of hormonal contraceptives before pregnancy.
- Diseases of internal organs.
- Exposure to sunlight.
All of these factors combine to determine not only the color of the stripe on the abdomen after delivery, but also the duration of its disappearance. Hyperpigmentation appears not only on the abdomen, but also on the face, chest and neck.
How to remove streaks on the abdomen after childbirth?
It is not at all necessary to make efforts to get rid of the dark stripe on the abdomen. Over time, it will disappear on its own. However, if there is a desire to speed up the process, you can turn to different methods, or even combine them.
Folk methods to combat the dark stripe on the abdomen after childbirth
Most methods are not suitable for breastfeeding mothers-cosmetics, for the most part, contain substances that can be absorbed through the skin and enter the bloodstream. And salon procedures are often painful and associated with discomfort and stress. Therefore, in the first place it is worth turning to the mildest methods – folk remedies.
It is important not to get carried away with home cosmetics. Its excessive use can cause burns or increased pigmentation.
It is believed that helps get rid of spots cucumber – enough just put his slices to the stained area or smeared on the stomach cucumber puree. The duration of this procedure – 20 minutes.
Lemon juice with honey can also lighten the skin. For this, 2 tablespoons of honey are added to the juice of two medium-sized lemons. The resulting liquid. Impregnate a napkin and apply it to a strip on the stomach or other parts of the body.
Lighten the strip on the abdomen after childbirth and decoction of parsley. Use it in the form of ice. The saturated decoction is frozen in the form of cubes and rubbed over the stained areas of the body every morning with them.
When choosing cosmetic products for lightening the skin on the abdomen, it is important to pay attention to the presence of the following components in the composition:
- licorice extract;
- bearberry extract, aloe;
- lactic, glycolic, citric acid.
The presence of these ingredients in creams and ointments ensures accelerated disappearance of the brown stripe on the abdomen after childbirth.
Beauty and health centers offer a number of services with which you can achieve the effect of the disappearance of the stripes on the abdomen:
- Laser resurfacing.
- Ultrasonic peeling.
- Chemical peels.
Most of these methods are extremely painful, so not every woman will dare to use them.
How to get rid of the dark stripes after childbirth with the help of food?
Some products, due to their composition, affect the period of disappearance of the dark stripe on the abdomen. Slow its disappearance citrus fruits, watermelon, peach, apricot, pumpkin, tomatoes, red meat, fish, dates, beans, soybeans. However, this is not a reason to avoid these products, as you should simply avoid eating them in excess.
Coffee, chocolate, nuts and salty foods can speed up the disappearance of belly lines.