How to Prevent or Reduce Stretch Marks

Why should you tolerate stretch marks on your skin, if you can prevent or minimize them?

Several studies have shown that stretch marks are among the top five causes for insecurity in women. During pregnancy, women are at an elevated risk for developing stretch marks, also called striae, because of the rapid and sudden growth of their body. Stretch marks are formed when underlying tissue grows faster than the skin layers covering it, causing small tears in the epidermal surface. Scar tissue then proceeds to grow in these tears, creating stretch marks.

Stretch Marks can form due to a dozen different reasons: pregnancy, weight gain, going through puberty, growth sports, or even just simply muscle gain can cause these unwanted marks. While some women start showing a tendency of developing stretch marks during puberty, others only experience problems for the first time during a pregnancy. As the woman’s abdominal area can be flat for the first four months of the pregnancy she can suddenly ‘catch up’ during the fifth and sixth month, with extremely fast growth which subjects the abdominal skin to a significant amount of tension. In this situation the fetus is growing at a rate faster than the mother’s skin can keep up with, resulting in epidermal ruptures leading to stretch marks.

Remove scar appearanceBecause stretch marks are in essence scars, they are extremely difficult to eradicate completely, so prevention is key! Revitol Stretch Mark Prevention Cream, containing squalene oil, vitamin E, vitamin A, vitamin D3, aloe vera and grapefruit seed extracts, is highly effective in preventing stretch marks from developing, as well as significantly diminishing already existing stretch marks. The best time to start using this preventative treatment is during the early stages of pregnancy or when you are trying to conceive. However, it is never too late to start and you will experience great results even on areas that have already been affected by stretch marks!

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