40 Ways to Get Rid of or Prevent Stretch Marks by Addison Publishing

40 Ways to Get Rid of or Prevent Stretch Marks

By Addison Publishing

  • Release Date: 2012-10-18
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
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There are several myths surrounding stretch marks.  They can happen  to men and women, young and old.  Stretch marks can happen  anywhere on the body.  There are many reasons stretch marks can  develop, from physical changes to dietary changes to environmental  factors.  And for as many reasons that stretch marks are caused, they  can be reduced in severity by several methods too.
Stretch marks occur when the skin loses its elasticity and collagen.
When the elasticity is gone, the skin cannot “snap” back into place.  Usually when it is pulled apart like that, the collagen is damaged too,  which results in the difference in appearance of the stretch mark skin.  There are many things a person can do to prevent the development of  stretch marks on their body.   Some ways are by healthy living, other  ways are by getting regular check ups from the doctor.
One major cause of stretch marks are from a pregnant body.  The skin  can only stretch so far without damaging.  Thus, when baby stretches  too far, the stretch marks are forever imprinted…or so you thought.
Some Few Tips is as follows,
When Pregnant
1 - Cocoa Butter
Cocoa Butter hydrates and replenishes dry skin. There are many  different quantities and qualities of cocoa butter creams in the store.  Pick one brand and try it. If you like it and it seems to work, stick with  it. Follow the package directions or rub once a day all over your  tummy where stretch marks may develop. This is especially important  when you reach the middle and last trimesters of your pregnancy.  Cocoa butter can be used on any skin that is dry or flaky to rejuvenate  it.

2 - Vitamin E
Vitamin E can be purchased by itself in a health food or supplements  store. It is normally found in a gel or cream. It also hydrates the skin  and gives it added elasticity. The added help to elasticity is what  prevents future stretch marks from happening. Follow the directions  on the package or use twice daily on your growing tummy.

3 - Control Weight Gain
Weight gain is important during pregnancy. However, how you gain  the weight is the most important. Slow and steady growth, of one to  two pounds per week is safest for you and the baby in the middle  trimester. The weight gain should slow during the end. When the  weight gain is rapid, the skin doesn’t have a chance to stretch  naturally. Stretch marks occur from skin that is pulled too tight too  quickly. If you can moderate your diet and exercise, it will go a long  way to helping control any stretch mark outbreaks