How do you really get these crazy stretch marks?

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They are one of the dermal nightmares of women though they are not restricted to women only for men also have them. Many of us don't know how they come about, we just realize one morning there are some lines somewhere around our belly, thighs, buttocks, and breasts. And with such a realization, the immediate effect is discomfort with our bodies. We no longer enjoy a sun bath around the pool or beach just because our skin confidence has been diminished.

Here is a little something we should know about these lineal monsters called stretch marks:

Stretch marks are caused by the tearing of the dermis ( the dermis helps the skin retain shape) due to rapid stretching of the skin associated with rapid weight changes and growth. Other causes might include hormonal changes associated with puberty, pregnancy, body building or hormone replacement therapy.

They usually begin as reddish or purple lesions in areas where larger amounts of fats are stored, making the belly, the breasts, the thighs and buttocks the most common sites of stretch marks. Over sometime, the coloration is lost and these lesions appear empty. They rarely ever cause itches and they cause no health risk and in no way render our skin incapable of repairing itself, but they are a cosmetic nightmare especially to us the "sexy" ladies as our skin confidence is killed.

Stretch marks during pregnancy jump in during the last three months and in such a situation, it is impossible to prevent them. Younger women are more prone to stretch marks during pregnancy than older women as the stretching capacity of the skin increases with age.

There is clearly no useful treatment that I know for stretch marks though various treatments are tried (if you have an effective treatment, feel free to propose it for us to try).

Generally, the best way to prevent and reduce the risk of developing stretch marks is to maintain a healthy weight and looking after your skin. And the go-to person in preventing the these stretch marks would be  Astrid Baye (for preventing stretch marks) .
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