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Stretch Marks


Stretch marks or striae, are visible lines on the skin surface, with an off-color hue. Stretch marks are mainly found in the abdominal wall, but can also occur over the thighs, upper arms, buttocks and breasts.

It can start out as a purple and red mark but later on fades into a slightly off-colored hue that’s normally similar to the color of your skin tone and very noticeable upon close inspection.

It’s something that a lot of women don’t like showing on their bodies. There are several reasons why stretch marks appear on our skins.

WHAT CAUSES STRETCH MARKS

When you gain weight rapidly or obese

This obviously is one of the most popular causes of stretch marks for most people. The thing is, anywhere on a person’s body where fat is stored, that is where you will most likely encounter stretch marks.

Simply put, the more weight you gain in a short time frame is the more severe your stretch marks problem will become.

Growth spurt

From time to time this will happen to teenagers and it’s kind of unavoidable. If your a teenager, don’t be alarmed by the stretch marks on your body, especially when you’re not overweight or gaining weight rapidly.

The reason for that is because stretch marks normally appear during growth spurts, especially during puberty. what is happening is that your body is growing faster than the elasticity of your skin can handle.

Lifting weights

If you’re lifting weights and is putting on more muscle mass at a rapid pace, you can expect to see stretch marks on your body, even though you’re in good shape.

That’s why it’s not recommended to use stretch marks to identify a weight problem or obesity, since it can happen to people in top physical shape.

The muscles on their skin starts to grow too fast and your skin is trying to catch up by stretching as much as possible to accommodate the growth.

Pregnancy

This is the most common cause of stretch marks in women because the stomach is expanding at such a fast pace during pregnancy.

It’s very likely that women develop stretch marks around the belly area and multiple pregnancies are going to lead to formation of new stretch marks after each pregnancy.

Hormones

If you have occasional hormone imbalance, this might be one of the probable causes of your stretch marks.

This happens because hormone changes occur during puberty, obesity, pregnancy and even weightlifting. That’s why it’s kind of hard to pinpoint the specific culprit to blame for stretch marks.

Hormone imbalances happen during these times which causes elastin fiber and collagen to tear over stretched skin which then creates the appearance of stretch marks.

Stretch marks can make you feel self-conscious and uncomfortable about your appearance.

It’s important for you to know that stretch marks in their late stage can be hard to eliminate.

That’s why you have to treat it as soon as you see it appearing.

Another thing is it’s almost impossible to remove stretch marks completely. Fortunately these methods that you’re about to learn will make them less visible. It’s best to use home remedies as it’s low cost, easy and have no side effects.

Just pick the method that you like and stick with it for a couple of weeks and you will get results.

Check later to see more information.

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