No one likes getting stretch marks, but unfortunately, it’s difficult to avoid. Follow these great tips for avoiding stretch marks and also for treating them once you have them, and you can definitely help minimize the appearance of stretch marks soon enough.
Control your weight
One of the most helpful things you can do to prevent stretch marks, whether you’re pregnant or not, is to maintain a healthy weight. Stretch marks can happen when your skin pulls apart quickly due to rapid weight gain. You may also notice stretch marks after rapid weight loss. Some people develop stretch marks during growth spurts, such as during puberty. Other people, like bodybuilders, notice them after big gains from working out or using steroids.
Working to control body changes from happening too quickly may be your best bet. Eat a healthy diet and exercise to help you manage your weight. If you do notice rapid weight gain or weight loss, it may be a good idea to visit your doctor to find out why. Source: HealthLine
Exercise & stretch
Do light stretching exercises as part of your daily workout routine. This improves circulation and skin elasticity. Exercise also tightens and tones muscles. In addition to stretching, resistance and strength training exercises build lean muscle mass as you lose body fat. Muscle helps hold the skin in place. Source: LiveStrong
Unfortunately the experts agree that no creams or oils have been proven to treat stretch marks. “Keeping the area hydrated with creams containing soothing ingredients like shea butter or colloidal oatmeal can’t hurt, though,” says Bowe. “Stick to it every single night before bed – creams work slowly and you have to be diligent and consistent.”
Mari also suggests using coconut oil (which contains vitamin E which protects and repairs) if pregnant, as this natural ingredient is 100 percent safe for expectant women. Source: Bustle
Fraxel laser treatments
A non-invasive, FDA-approved laser treatment passes through the top layer of skin like light through glass, reaching into the dermis below to create thousands of tiny, microscopic areas of thermal damage that stimulate the body’s wound-healing response, notably new collagen production and replacement of damaged marked skin with new epidermal skin. Source: FoxNews
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