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Pregnant? Prepare for Skin Stretching without Stretch Marks

A growing belly is inevitable if you have “bun in the oven,” but stretch marks do not have to be. Proper skin nourishment may help you to prevent stretch marks.

What Causes Stretch Marks

Stretch marks happen when skin growth cannot keep pace with the increase in tissue volume below it. As a result, skin stretches, overextending the elasticity of the collagen and elastin that is present. The visible marker is thin strips of skin that are red or purplish, which fade to white, gray or silver.

How to Avoid Stretch Marks

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Got Stretch Marks. Now What?

Women with stretch marks of skin on the thigh

Stretch marks happen. They just do. Growth spurts, pregnancies, dramatic weight gain, even the use of some drugs (i.e. corticosteroids) can cause or exacerbate the appearance of stretch marks. They’re just a part of life. But they don’t have to be a very visible part of life. You can actually diminish the appearance of stretch marks.

Stretch Marks Explained

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