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Stretch marks: Why me?




By Martha Fitzharris

Stretch marks are caused by overextension of the collagen, which is the fiber under the skin. They usually appear because of pregnancy, excessive weight gain and obesity. The bad news is that they are not supposed to disappear.

The breaking process goes like this, as the fiber tears, you may see a thin red line that eventually turns white as it heals. Technically speaking, this is scar tissue, in such thin and hard to handle layers that it would be impossible to remove through surgery or other procedures that may also be very invasive.

One of the procedures used to improve these ugly blemishes is laser surgery, being touted at the newest method for removal. It is a very precise science that may remove some of the marks, but cannot repair the damaged fibers.

But, to be more secure about staying away from these ugly marks is always prevent them, it will always be better than looking for a cure that isn't there. Avoid excessive weight gains, and when pregnant, continue to exercise during the pregnancy and afterwards, to tighten up skin fibers. Another tip is to keep you well hydrated, since dry skin has less flexible tissue, making it more prone to the tears.

There are many products that claim to be effective in diminishing stretch marks. But, the truth is ..most of them don't have effect on you. The may soften your skin, which will keep your skin more supple, but won't remove stretch marks.

In case of pregnant woman, who are the most common sufferers of this skin problem, while it may not help eliminate any stretch marks you may have exercise, it will help you regain the body you had prior to becoming pregnant. And also keep in mind that one of the most critical factors that help determine the answers to these questions is how healthy you were during your pregnancy - both physically and mentally.

Exercising regularly during your pregnancy is very important when avoiding stretch marks. You may become familiar with what will motivate you, give you the best results, and identify the types of exercise that you find the most enjoyable.

Walking, jogging, aerobics, yoga, and many other types of exercise will allow you to lose the extra weight more quickly and you will feel better at the end of each day. Accomplish with a moisturizing product that only contains natural ingredients. This is very important as your skin absorbs all you put on it and many of the topics in the market are made of artificial ingredients.

There are some creams that are made of biological activators that may help you to stay away from unwanted stretch marks



 
 
About the Author
Martha Fitzharris is a free lance journalist for http://www.naturalbioskincare.com a website offering a new biological natural skin care product that activates skin renewal for a healthy skin.

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