Stretch Marks

Stretch marks are lines on the skin that are caused by the stretching and weakening of elastic tissues as a result of rapid weight gain, muscle building and in many cases, pregnancy.

Stretch marks are generally found on the thighs, breasts, stomach, buttocks, and upper arm. These areas of the body are usually areas of higher fat content than some other areas of the body.

Stretch marks can be barely noticeable or easily seen. The marks are usually reddish or purple in color. While there is no way to completely erase these marks, there are solutions to improve their appearance.

Causes of Stretch Marks

There are many causes of stretch marks. As discussed earlier, some causes include:

  • Pregnancy
  • Weight gain
  • Puberty
  • Muscle gain

Pregnancy is an obvious cause of stretch marks. The body changes rapidly and skin is stretched to the maximum. The stomach faces the highest occurrence of stretch marks in this case.

Gaining weight quickly can be another culprit. Just like with pregnancy, when the skin must stretch past its normal limit the epidermis can experience microscopic tearing. This tearing is what creates the stretch marks. Yo yo dieting is a large reason for stretch marks. When the body gain and loses quickly, our skin begins to lose the ability to snap back. Elasticity is lost and the skin will never be the same.

Puberty is a time of life when the body changes dramatically. Puberty can produce stretch marks just like weight gain. Our bodies are being stretched and pulled into their adult form and the result is stretched skin.

Any quick gain of fat or muscle can easily result in stretch marks. While the marks are not dangerous, they can be unsightly and annoying. However, there are ways to help with this common problem.

Natural Solutions

Preventing stretch marks is a sure way to never have to deal with them. In order to keep stretch marks at bay, we must keep the skin elastic. By conditioning the body with various moisturizers, we can help to lessen stretch marks. Some moisturizers to try on your body, whether your are pregnant or just trying to reduce your chances of getting these marks, include:

  • Cocoa Butter
  • African Shea Butter
  • Coconut Oil

Massage these into the skin daily for best results.

Also, keep in mind how your diet plays into stretch marks. Diet can either help or hinder every function in our lives. By maintaining a healthy diet rich in fresh and natural foods, your body can keep a healthy weight. Avoid extreme weight fluctuations as they are bad for stretch marks and bad for your health.

DHerbs Solutions

DHerbs recommends detoxifying the body as a starting point. This will allow the body to heal itself naturally and function more efficiently. Some products to try include:

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