Getting ready for the warmer weather and what do you happen to spot? A stretch mark! It can be stressful and frustrating to find these unsightly marks on your skin, however, they are very common.
Stretch marks are most commonly caused by rapid weight gain and pregnancy. Some doctors also believe that hormones are a big factor in developing stretch marks. Teens can also develop the unsightly red or purple “worm-like” lines on their skin due to growth spurts, as well as athletes due to rapid muscle growth when weight lifting and training.
How To Prevent Stretch Marks
Staying well hydrated and using a moisturizer may help to give the skin a healthy appearance, however, there is no sure-fire way to completely prevent stretch marks. When the body undergoes sudden changes in weight and growth, the skin simply does not have enough time to prepare for a gradual stretch. Research also suggests that the likelihood of getting stretch marks (especially for women during pregnancy) is directly correlated to heredity.
How can I get rid of stretch marks? Do stretch marks fade?
There are very few options for fading or getting rid of stretch marks completely. Once you see a stretch mark, prompt treatment is key to helping fade them fast. Laser and dermabrasion treatments are available, however, they can be expensive since they may not be covered by most insurances.
Natural stretch mark treatments can help to reduce the appearance of stretch marks by using all-natural ingredients that are absorbed by the skin quickly to promote cell regeneration, reduce inflammation, and speed healing.
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