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:

Thank you for reading!

This article is compliments of www.Dherbs.com.

2015-08-27T12:03:27+00:00

Related Questions

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    Q: I"m writing to ask about how to COMPLETELY get rid of stretch marks from my stomach, from childbirth of course. Also, how to dissolve cellulite from stomach by next Summer 2009.

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    Please read our articles on "STRETCH MARKS" and "CELLULITE" that you can find in our articles section.

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    Q: I gave birth six weeks ago, and in addition to stretch marks, I have all kinds of nasty looking things all over my skin. Do I need to do a cleanse, and if so what should I use?

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    YES! I would recommend you perform the Full Body Detox as soon as possible. I am also recommending you use our Oz-Oil (rubbing on your skin everyday after showering or bathing.

    The Alternative Diet & Lifestyle and Full body Detox Manuals are also recommended for the bathing therapies they offer.

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    Q: I am listening to you on Rainbow soul talking about cellulite and stretch marks and it sounds as if you have just given up on the black female race like there is no help for big women.

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    Dherbs.com: I haven't given up on big Black women at all. The fact is that most big Black women BLACK discipline and will not do what is necessary. The simple fact that they blew up in the first place says a lot (i.e. poor self-esteem, low self-image, unhappiness, undisciplined, etc.)

    That is another story though cause I'm not big AT ALL!! but I am a black female.

    Dherbs.com: I'm writing an article soon on Black women and obesity: causes/origins, dangers, and solutions. Now does this sound like I have given up????

    ANYWAY - my question to you is - Since January 8, 2007 I stopped eating meat and I saw a tremendous result in my complaint areas.

    Dherbs.com: Good for you!

    Now I'm pregnant and read that protein develops the babies brain so I started eating meat until I have the baby.

    Dherbs.com: LORD HAVE MERCY!!!! I greatly disagree with this, but it's your choice. I have 3 vegan-vegetarian children. Their mothers didn't eat meat during their pregnancies. You don't have to worry about the development of your baby's brain. The body intelligence has that covered. Meat is not protein unless you eat it raw (but the WHOLE animal must be eaten)!!!

    Is it safe to drink protein shakes to replace the protein instead of eating meat?

    Dherbs.com: You can't get bio-protein from protein shakes. Protein shakes are made from waste products (i.e. radiated soy, whey, etc.). If you really want natural proteon, check out our Bio-Protein we sell. It's 100% all-natural. But remember, protein is in every natural food you eat. How do herbivore animals in the wild get their protein since they don't eat meat???

    Meat for protein is a great conspiracy and propaganda tactic. Read Dherbs articles "PROTEIN PROPAGANDA" and "THE DANGERS OF EATING MEAT."

    Regardless of how you view me, thank you for your interest in Dherbs.Com!

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    Q: Do you sell any creams or ointments to reduce the appearance of stretch marks?

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    No, we don't! But we do offer advice in our article "STRETCH MARKS".

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    Q: Any herbs for removing stretch marks?

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    Stretch marks can possibly be removed with improved diet and exercise. Your body would benefit from performing a Full Body Cleanse and applying our Stretch Mark Oil

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    Q: What is the best herbs you have for ridding the genitals of marks and small hair bumps that look like funny on the back end of the penis.

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    RESPONSE: FULL BODY DETOX TOTAL MALE CLEANSE JACKRABBIT FORMULA MSM SULFUR OZ OIL (rub on the penis)

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    Q: I have two Xanthelasma marks under my eyes, and have been told the only way to remove them is surgically, which I don't want to do. Do you have anything you can recommend?

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    The only thing I can recommend is performing the Full Body Detox, and changing your diet. Are you mentally strong willed? If so, use mental science. See the Mental Science Manual.

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    Q: I would like to purchase both the WEIGHT RELEASE CLEANSE AND REGIMEN and FULL BODY DETOX. I notice that each last for 3 weeks. I need to take it (I'm 38) and so does my 16-year-old daughter, however, my budget allows the purchase of 1 of each of the 2 systems. Is it possible for us to split each system and still receive the same benefits by perhaps adding another one of your supplements into the mix? In other words we would each take the Detox for a week and a half instead of 3 weeks and could possibly stretch it to 2 1/2 - 3 weeks by adding in another supplement. We could do the same with the weight release by stretching the supplements. If it calls for 3 a day, take 2 a day.

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    NOT RECOMMENDED! NOT RECOMMENDED! FULL BODY DETOX. THE DETOX MUST BE TAKEN FOR 20 DAYS FOR THE BENEFITS.

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    Q: My two year-old son is not circumcised and his foreskin is not pulling back is there anything I can do to get his skin to stretch without getting him circumcised because I really don't want to do that. And are there any bath remedies to keeping it clean, right now I give him sea salt baths and thinking about using hydrogen peroxide. Also, It keeps getting red and swollen I gave him antibiotics because it hurts when he urinates. If you could, could you possibly recommend something I could get from a health food store I can't afford to cleanse his body right now.

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    Don't act too fast; sometimes it takes a while before the skin begins to become elastic. The child is only 2. You can clean his foreskin with warm water, sea salt, and tea tree oil (5-8 drops in the bowl of water or bath water) and you can add 1 ounce of hydrogen peroxide if you like. If the skin is red and swollen it's inflamed. Start applying Dherbs.Com HEALING SKIN OIL and this should facilitate healing. Antibiotics are harming the child. He doesn't need antibiotics! Please read our article on "DANGERS OF ANTI-BIOTICS". He'll be alright!

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    Q: Thank you for your responds to my letter. The reason why I want to gain weight is for a health reason not for looks. Society has nothing to do with me gaining weight. I'm 5'11 1/2" almost 6' and my weight is 137 lbs. Now to me I'm underweight for what I used to weight in my 20s. I was 150-160 lbs then but as I'd reached my 30s and having a lot of stress weigh down on me my eating habit as well my weight decrease to 120 - 130 lbs. So as you can see I had lost about 30-40 lbs. So yes I want to gain my weight so I can be happy and healthy. I understand that "gaining weight is gaining waste" if you are doing for the society or physical appearance. But that's not what I'm looking for, I'm doing it for my health. So if there a way for me to put the weight on; do you have a suggestion. I will appreciate it if not then thank you for taking the time to read my letters.

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    THE BEST WAY TO PUT THE WEIGHT BACK ON IS VIA EXERCISING (WEIGHT LIFTING), PERFORMING VISUALIZATION TECHNIQUES (SEEING YOURSELF WITH THE WEIGHT ON YOU) AND PERHAPS OVEREATING GOOD VEGAN FOOD

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    Q: hello I am thankful for the information you gave on the moles. This does not answer my questions on the metaphysical meaning of the moles, and maybe I did not ask the question correctly. In your birthmark and white spots article you said that every mark had a meaning. My question was, I wanted to know the meaning of the marks. If you could help me with this I would be ever grateful. I have read many of the articles and they have been a big help. I try to study everything I can about metaphysics. I just started a new job in ophthalmology. I am now starting to study iridology with dherbs by my side I can't fail.

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    I don't have the allowable time to write detailed responses, unfortunately (too many inquiries to answer). I save that time for articles. Moles denote things recorded in the etheric blue print that forms the physical body in each new life so clearly the mole denotes a hangover from the past life, i.e. an injury, a cultural mark, being branded, the site of a tumor, etc. An individual must find out the true nature and cause on their own such as undergoing hypnotherapy or past life regression.

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    Q: I recently completed the Full Body Detox, which I loved. Now, 2 months later, I am very interested in the weight release program. Last year, I lost 40 lbs in 8 months, in the most healthy way (good nutrition and exercise). This year, I slowly started gaining weight back, and 1 year later, I continue to gain weight much more quickly. I am still working out regularly, and eating well. Would you recommend the Weight Release Kit? I am looking to take off 20 lbs at the most. Is that realistic for this formula? However, I want to build muscle and strength as well. Can I maintain the results of the program with the directed nutrition plan, and add white meat for protein (chicken, turkey, tuna). I am also wondering if the formulas simply release excess weight, or can I expect to lose inches and lower my body fat percentage? Thanks for your time and dedication to natural health!

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    Glad to hear about your success with the Full Body Detox!

    I would highly recommend the Weight Release Kit and Regimen. NO MEAT though! Try vegan alternatives if you must have something - but no meats!

    You will release weight (waste)! Your weight is nothing but waste!

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    Q: Hello, I'm 39 years old I had acne since I was thirteen years old. I tried everything I have even tried the Moroccan red clay nothing seems to work I suffer from acne scars Blemishes marks that won't go away can you recommend something that will work for me thanks

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    Heal from the inside out! Perform the FULL BODY DETOX followed by the 10-DAY ELECTRIC GREENS CELL FOOD CLEANSE and apply OZ OILto your skin daily. Focus on your healing, not on having acne. Order our MENTAL SCIENCE MANUAL e-book to help with your focus on healing. Also read our article on "ACNE" in our articles section.

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    Q: I am getting ready to purchase the FULL BODY DETOX my concern is the weight gain. Do you have a product to help gain weight? Also what product to you recommend for the skin? I continue to get black circles around the eye area.

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    FOR WEIGHT GAIN: BIO-PROTEIN FORMULA, ELECTRIC GREENS CELL FOOD, AND IODINE PHOSPHATE FOR THE SKIN: BLOOD AND LYMPHATIC FORMULA , VITAMIN C FORMULA, OZ OIL (EXTERNAL USE) BLACK CIRCLES UNDER THE EYE: READ OUR ARTICLE ENTITLED â€EYE PROBLEMSâ€.

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    Q: I read your article on â€BIRTHMARKS AND LITTLE WHITE SPOTSâ€. I am specifically interested in obtaining additional information pertaining to the white spots. Would you direct me to additional resources so that I can perform additional research on this topic. I have these white spots on each major area of my body (e.g. a single spot on leg, thigh, head, arm). Any guidance you can provide would be most appreciated. Ashe`

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    The information was 100% channeled, Beloved. Nobody is doing research on it. As more information is down-loaded to me I'll post it on my site.

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    Q: I was recently attacked and stabbed on the street. I was taken to a hospital. There, I was then cut open for apparently no reason, because the bleeding stopped on its own. Now, I have lumps on my stomach, one of which bothers me when I sneeze, and stretch. I asked another doctor what was happening, and he told me it was fat and fibers, and that it wouldn't go away. I dont want to ask another doctor, because I know they'll suggest an operation. Can you give me an alternative route? I'd like to hear what you have to say peace and blessings.

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    There's no herbal alternative to surgery, Beloved! Man, doctors are no joke! They will do anything just to make money. Perform the Full Body Detox, Beloved! Rub Healing Skin Oil on the lumps. Perform the sea salt soak daily. Read our article "Sea Salt Soak." Also, read "The Mental Science Manual."

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    Sea Salt Soak

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    Full Body Detox
    Healing Skin Oil
    The Mental Science Manual

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    Q: Hi, I'm a 36 year old African/American woman with 4 children whose been trying to lose weight off and on for the past 16 years. I lose the weight but then I gain it right back after I go off of my diet. I know that I need a good body/colon cleanse, but what I need to learn how to do is to eat the right food's to keep my body healthy. I've been conditioned to eat the foods that I do eat, I need to know how do I go about "de-programming" myself from the bad food's and program myself to want and crave the healthy one's? I'm open to any suggestion's you have, even using crystals and meditation. Thank you.

    A:

    Time is limited here in "Ask the Herbalist" so I humbly request you consider a full length health consultation. However, I can tell you that you'd greatly benefit from a FULL BODY DETOX Cleanse.

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    Q: What can I eat or take as an herb to gain muscle mass, being that I?m an avid weight lifter? I've done the Full Body Cleanse and Anti-Viral Kit and I feel great! Now I need to put the mass back on.

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    We would suggest our Vegan Protein Powder in either capsule formula, or powder formula (which is great for smoothies). We offer great alternative-meat, high protein sources (under Meat Alternatives) in our ALTERNATIVE DIET and LIFESTYLE MANUAL.

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    Q: Three years ago I had a surgical procedure done to relieve an 8 - 9 erection. They cut me on both sides of my penis and told I never have another erection again. I immediately started to dissolve the scar tissue with systemic enzymes, and can see a difference in blood flow but nothing close to a penetrate able erection. If I use the pump it attempts to stretch it out close to normal size and girth. But to no avail the blood begins to run right back out of the shaft. I finally found the woman of my dreams, and can't get it up.

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    THE NECESSARY HEALTH ARTICLES FOR THIS SUBJECT ARE ALREADY UP ON THE SITE: "NATURAL PENILE ENLARGEMENT" DETOXIFY YOUR BODY WITH THE FULL BODY DETOX AND THEN PERFORM THE TOTAL MALE CLEANSE AND AFTER THESE CLEANSES TAKEJACKRABBIT FORMULA , MALE HORMONAL FORMULA, AND FORMULA 69 EXTRACT DAILY FOR MAINTENANCE PURPOSES.

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    Q: Hello Sir. I seek your recommendation for the following challenges I am facing. I tried "Colonix" cleansing system 1.5 years ago and the results were damaging. I had a bowel movement (BM) which I felt travel down my intestine like it was brillo. The result was a BM surrrounded with a thin coating of blood. I was shocked!!! I had always been fairly regular with my BM's 2-3x per day with occassional constipation during PMS time but since that "cleanse" I have been reduced to 1x a day maybe, hard as rocks and I am now a regular user of laxatives(which I do not like at all!!) Aside from that, I have gained 60 pounds and I am having a difficult time losing the weight. Prior to the "cleanse" I had NEVER had a weight problem nor BM problem. I have a regular DR. whom has stated I have no health issues, just the need to lose this weight. 2nd topic: I had an STD when I was 17 yo (37 now) which damaged my fallopian tubes. I have had 2 pregnancies 1 prior to and 1 after the STD, the latter resulted in a total abdominal pregnancy and the pregnancy (20 weeks) had to be terminated. I have not been pregnant since. The DR. removed 1 tube & ovary and stated the remaining tube was damaged. I went on the pill for many years, as not to repeat that experience, and have now been pill free for 2 years, not preventing pregnancy in any way, yet not becoming pregnant. I believe my body can heal itself with the proper natural remedy as I do not trust Western Medicine as a first choice. I have read many of the testimonials and have heard your ad's and believe in your philosiphy for better health. I would like to try your products but do not know where to begin. Please help. Thank you,

    A:

    I think you'll find our 10-DAY SUPREME COLON CLEANSE right up your alley, very effective, and very gentle to your system. Please give it a try to help eradicate your constipation. FYI: It is ideal to detox with the FULL BODY DETOX first and then the 10-DAY SUPREME COLON CLEANSE. There is much healing in store for you! Claim it NOW! Peace and Love!