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How To Get Rid Of Stretch Marks - How To Guide

Apr 1, 2008
Dear Shauna, How can I get rid of stretch marks? Signed, every mother, bodybuilder, or anyone who has ever gained (or lost) a lot of weight in a short amount of time. First off, you're not alone. As you can see from the signature, stretch marks aren't limited to a particular race, sex, or religious denomination...they're pretty much an equal opportunity problem. Lucky you, huh?

No matter what your friends or relatives may tell you, it can be cured...just don't expect an overnight success story. It's something you'll have to invest some time in, unless you're financially independent enough to afford a procedure such as microdermabrasion, which is basically sanding off the top layers of your skin.

Millions of creams, potions and other products claim to be able to remove stretch marks yet very few actually come through with a winning result. However these same creams can be used in other ways. They can, over time, slightly reduce the appearance of stretch marks, but bear in mind that stretch marks are red to begin with fading to white over time - don't confuse this change in color with what that new stretch mark cream is doing for you!

Prevention is a great way for getting rid of stretch marks before they even occur. If you can avoid fast weight gain - this applies to bodybuilder's as well as those who overeat then this means you're less likely to get stretch marks. Prevention techniques work the same way as regenerative methods, helping the skin become more supple can only make for a healthier you.

Keeping your skin healthy is of utmost importance in the battle against stretch marks and one of your best weapons is a high-quality stretch mark cream that is applied daily. Doing this will ensure your skin is ready to handle most any stress you can put on it and it will help decrease your chances of getting stretch marks. Many people will argue that stretch mark creams haven't been proven to completely remove stretch marks, but no one can argue that they don't improve the skin's ability to stretch without tearing and that's all that matters.

There's a ton of products you can buy if you're not interested in a high-quality stretch mark cream. Off the top of my head I can think of a couple oils: Jojoba and castor; some butters like: shea and cocoa; and of course the vitamins: A, C, and E. You can also help yourself by eating right and staying hydrated...water is very important! Why? Well aside from the numerous health benefits, it also helps the cells in your skin regrow faster.

The most popular item on that list has got to be Vitamin E creams. It's actually an ingredient in a lot of the more popular stretch mark creams. Not the only one, of course, but still an honorable mention in the heavy hitters. Whether you choose to use these "homemade" recipes or put your trust into a high-quality stretch mark cream, the choice is really yours. Pick something you can afford and something you feel comfortable with.
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