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Pregnancy Stretch Marks - Why me? …
Stretch marks on your skin are the signs of breakdown of collagen caused by overextension of the collagen fibers in the epidermis, just below the layer of skin you see. They usually appear during or after pregnancy, growth spurts during adolescence, excessive weight gain and obesity. The bad news is that they are not supposed to easily disappear or disappear at all.
The breaking process goes like this, as the fiber tears, you may see a thin red line that eventually turns white as it heals. Technically speaking, this is scar tissue, in such thin and hard to handle layers that it becomes almost impossible to remove them through surgery or other procedures that may also be very invasive.
One of the procedures used to improve these ugly blemishes is laser surgery, being touted as the newest method for removal. It is a very precise science that may remove some of the marks, but cannot repair the damaged fibers.
So the safest way to stay away from these ugly marks is prevention. Avoid excessive weight gains, and when pregnant, continue to exercise during your pregnancy and afterwards, to tighten up skin fibers. Another tip is to keep your body well hydrated, since dry skin has less flexible tissue, making it more prone to tears.
There are many products that claim to be effective in diminishing stretch marks. But, the truth is most of them do not have any effects on your stretch marks. They may soften your skin, which will keep your skin more supple, but won't remove your stretch mark.
Exercise will help you regain the body you had prior to becoming pregnant. And also keep in mind that one of the most critical factors that determine the answers to these questions is how healthy you were during your pregnancy - both physically and mentally.
Exercising regularly during your pregnancy is very important to avoid stretch marks. You may become familiar with what will motivate you, give you the best results, and identify the types of exercise that you find the most enjoyable.
Walking, jogging, aerobics, yoga, and many other types of exercise will allow you to lose the extra weight more quickly and you will feel better at the end of each day.
Complement with a moisturizing product that only contains natural ingredients. This is very important as your skin absorbs all you put on it and many of the topical products in the market are made with artificial ingredients. We offer a cream that is made with naturally active ingredients that can help you to stay away from unwanted stretch marks and is also an excellent cream for the treatment of stretch marks.
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