Dealing with Stretch Marks

One will be naive to believe that the stretch marks will disappear completely, but there are methods that will make them least noticeable. Having said that; if these methods are employed during the pregnancy as opposed to waiting until delivery, better results may be expected;

What is a stretch mark?


Stretch marks appear on the skin surface when someone grows quickly, or puts on weight quickly. As skin is stretched, the collagen (it is the protein that holds the body together; found in our muscles, bones, skin and tendons) is weakened and its normal production cycle is interrupted and damaged. This ultimately results in fine scars under the top layer of the skin. Initially the marks look pink or red, but over time a thin, silvery line appears on the skin surface and a stretch mark is born.


Following are the few methods by which the stretch marks can be reduced to a great extent

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