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Stretch Mark Creme

Being pregnant means change, moments of happiness and intense experiences on your own body. More than half of all pregnant women complain about stretch marks before, during or after the birth of the child. Due to the strong stretching of the connective tissue during pregnancy, small tears form in the skin that show up as stripes. They often appear around the abdomen, breasts, thighs, or buttocks because elastic collagen fibres of the skin are pulled apart and tear. But non-pregnant women can also be affected. Stretch marks can also form with heavy weight gain and weight loss or extreme growth spurts during puberty.

Here we explain how you can prevent stretch marks, how stretch mark creams can help and why they appear in the first place.  

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StriaSan® Pre
StriaSan® Pre
Prevents stretch marks during pregnancy. For use with NAWA® StriaSan Pre Start in time: Use from the 3rd month of pregnancy Regular use: Apply gently 2x daily in circular movements Product details: Content: 150 ml
Content 0.15 Liter
€25.50 *
StriaSan® Post
StriaSan® Post
Support the regression of the stretched tissue after birth and alleviate existing stretch marks For the application applies: Application at least in the first 3 months after birth Massage: Apply 2x daily in strong circular movements Tip...
Content 0.15 Liter
€25.50 *

Stretch marks during pregnancy

A lot changes during pregnancy: the hormone balance, the female body, the elasticity of the skin, but also the needs. Due to the growing child in the womb, the skin in the abdominal area is strained and overstretched, especially in the second half of pregnancy. This causes the lower layers of skin to tear, especially in these areas. In addition to the overstretching, the increased cortisol level in the blood contributes to the reduced elasticity of the skin. Hormonal changes alter the texture of the skin, which means it has better circulation and often becomes drier. This makes it even more necessary to give the skin special care during pregnancy.

Prevent stretch marks with stretch mark creams

Almost every pregnant woman is affected by stretch marks. Many suffer from the visual blemish and want to counteract stretch marks. We would like to introduce you to measures you can take to prevent stretch marks. To take the best possible care of and protect the skin during pregnancy, pregnant women can use oils or special stretch mark creams. Stretch marks cannot be completely avoided, but the expectant mother can prevent stretch marks with suitable stretch mark creams.

StriaSan® Pre: The stretch mark cream before birth

It is important that the body is effectively supported during and before the birth of the child. The skin in particular needs more care. Before the birth of the child, the skin is stretched a lot and the result of this can be small micro injuries. These show up in the form of stretch marks, which are usually still visible after pregnancy. To prevent stretch marks, certified stretch mark creams can provide the skin of expectant mothers with important ingredients. During pregnancy, it is especially important to support collagen synthesis. To ensure the skin's stretchability, the collagen fibres found in the skin need to grow along with it. Stretch mark creams like StriaSan® Pre can optimally prepare the skin for the stretching phase before birth.

How often should I use StriaSan® Pre? 

It is recommended that expectant mothers start caring for the affected skin areas in good time. This means regularly using the stretch mark cream on the abdomen, thighs, and buttocks or on the breasts from the 3rd month of pregnancy. To do this, apply the cream in gentle, circular movements twice a day. A tip for breastfeeding mothers: to support the tissue in the breast area, also use StriaSan® Pre for the breast after delivery.   

StriaSan® Post: The stretch mark cream after birth

But skin care is not only important before birth. It also has a lot to do after birth. Just as before birth, the collagen fibres play a fundamental role. After birth, the skin is still very stretched and must recover and regenerate. Collagen fibres must first degenerate so that the skin can contract again. StriaSan® Post Cream supports the healing process of the torn collagen fibres in the lower skin tissue, increases the elasticity of the skin and can reduce scarring. Those who use the stretch mark cream regularly after childbirth can significantly reduce the visibility of existing stretch marks.

How often should I use StriaSan® Post?

To reduce the visibility of stretch marks and to firm the skin tissue after birth, we recommend using the stretch mark cream for at least the first 3 months after birth. Simply apply the cream to the desired part of the body in vigorous circular movements and rub in. 

High-quality stretch mark creams with special active ingredients

The StriaSan products from Nawa are characterised by their high effectiveness right into the deeper layers of the skin. The specially prepared, patented micronutrients in the creams work especially on the collagen fibres and the elastic fibres. The valuable oils and vitamin E contained in the cream give a soft feeling on the skin and provide sufficient care during the pregnancy months. For protection of mother and child, the stretch mark creams do not contain any mineral oils, paraffins, parabens, alcohol and allergenic essential oils, fragrances, colourings, and flavourings.

Causes of stretch marks

Women are more susceptible than men when it comes to stretch marks. The causes of overstretching can be varied and are not the same for any one person. Whether during pregnancy or puberty, stretch marks are the result of overstretching of the skin. This means that the connective tissue and the elastic fibres (collagen and elastin) of the subcutis are exposed to such strong stretching that they tear. This is how the small, irreparable tears in the skin occur, which are then visible as stripes. Especially women with fair and sensitive skin or women with weak connective tissue are prone to stretch marks. 

Stretch marks are particularly common in:

  •     Pregnant women
  •     Severe weight fluctuations
  •     Strong muscle growth and loss
  •     Hormonal changes in the body
  •     Growth spurts during puberty (growth strips)
  •     Weak connective tissue, often due to genetics 
  •     Cushing's syndrome (as a result of an abnormal increase in the production of the adrenal hormone cortisol).


Visually, stretch marks look like pink, red, purple, or brown stripes because the blood vessels underneath show through the cracks. After a while, these fade a little and become thinner, but they remain for life, like scars. 

The best method: accept stretch marks

Stretch marks are a visual blemish and now affect almost every second woman. There are numerous methods to counteract stretch marks, but we cannot completely stop them from appearing. Our bodies go through many processes during our lives. Those who get stretch marks have memories of certain life events, be it pregnancy or periods of extreme weight fluctuations. Almost everybody has scars. These make every person interesting and unique in a certain way. Nobody must be ashamed of these scars because they are a part of your life. They are a reminder that your body has done something and is always changing. Therefore, the best way is to just accept yourself and your body as it is, because that is how you are distinctive.