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Jiva teamAyurveda speaks of a condition known as Kikkisa, which describes linear demarcations on the surface of a pregnant woman’s skin, similar to stretch marks. It is caused by the imbalance of Kapha and Pitta, the former being responsible for the itching sensation while the latter causes a burning sensation on the skin. to upload
Apply sesame oil to areas that are prone to stretch marks - the sides and the lower part of the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, and the breasts – 15 minutes before having a bath. This will allow the skin to stretch without leaving marks on it
Mix equal parts of sesame oil and almond oil and use to improve skin tone and prevent stretch marks.
Mix 100 ml of sesame oil and 5 gms of haldi (turmeric). Heat on low flame for 2 minutes and cool. Keep in an airtight container. Women with skin problems should use it to prevent stretch marks and clear their skin.
Mix 100 ml sesame oil and 10 ml kumkumadi thailam and apply for improved complexion and prevent stretch marks.
When you see the first signs of stretch marks appearing, applying a paste of neem, sandalwood and khadira can give you relief from itching.
Apply natural aloe vera gel to help regenerate skin tissue.
Lemon juice helps lighten scars and cucumber is known for its cooling and regenerative properties. Apply the juice of cucumber and lemon to your skin and leave on your skin until it gets absorbed.
With these tips, we hope you have a happy and healthy pregnancy (and look beautiful doing it!). For more advice, speak to a Jiva doctor today. Dial 0129-4040404 or click on ‘Speak to a Doctor’ under the CONNECT tab in the Jiva Health App.
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