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What Causes Stretch Marks

Jun 30, 2017

Nobody enjoys stretch marks on their skin, but it is common during pregnancy. You can also get stretch marks just by losing or gaining weight. During pregnancy the baby growing in your uterus makes the body grows faster than the skin, making the elastic fiber to break, resulting in stretch marks. Also tearing of the skin beneath the surface can cause stretch marks.

You can get stretch marks anywhere in the body. The prime locations include arms, hips, thighs and breasts.

How to control Stretch Marks?

Every individual's skin reacts differently. There is no way you can stop stretch marks. All you can do is keep your skin moisturized and hydrated  as much as possible. It will keep itchy skin and dryness at bay. Also keep an eye on your weight gain. Eating for two doesn’t mean, you need to eat a lot. You can also use various kinds of stretch mark removing oils available online or market place to get wonderful results. 90% of women get stretchs mark by 7th month of their pregnancy and the marks start to fade away after delivery.

How useful is stretch mark Creams?

  • Today the market is full of stretch mark reducing creams. Most of the brands claim to reduce stretch marks by 70%.

  • Some creams stimulate the growth of collagen and elastin, which repair the skin and it gains its elasticity.

  • These creams contain ingredients which hydrate the skin. They repair damaged skin and improved the texture.

  • Lastly, when you shop online for stretch mark removing creams, look for positive reviews and testimonials from customers. Do not get fooled by advertisements and manufacturer’s promises.

Share your views on Stretch marks and let us know how you tackled them.



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