Preventing Stretch Marks


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Stretch marks are an inevitable part of life and typically arise from life experiences such as pregnancy, weight gain, and puberty or they may arise due to a disorder such as Cushing’s syndrome or over use of corticosteroids. However, there are a couple of ideas that may prevent the formation of Striae especially from weight gain.

The main idea is to eat healthily and maintain a healthy weight. Stretch marks can be caused from both rapid loss and rapid weight gain and thus it is better to keep your body at an average weight. If you partake in diets that fluctuate your weight drastically, you should look at other diets that will help you lose weight at a slow pace of no more than 2lb per week if that. This way you can ensure that you control the weight loss and the stretch marks associated with it. If you binge often, you are more likely to experience stretch marks from rapid weight gain so try to control the volume you eat in one sitting.

Looking after your skin is another preventative method, which may help stop the formation of stretch marks. The stretch marks may appear because your skin is aging and lacking certain components. Healthy skin is hydrated and thus moisturizing your skin every so often can be beneficial. You should also try to massage your skin as this can promote tissue growth and can may speed up the healing process for the stretch marks you already have. Massaging can also improve circulation, which is essential in keeping your skin healthy.

One cause of stretch marks is misuse of steroids and if you are using these drugs for any other reason that to treat an illness, you will need to stop in order to prevent stretch marks. If you are using these drugs for treatment, talk to your doctor to see if there is anything that can reduce the chance of stretch marks but these cannot be helped if steroids are part of your treatment.


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