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Managing Stretch Marks

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Stretch marks are a common skin condition seen in many women. There is no medical reason for their appearance but it is often a cause of embarrassment for many. Stretch marks look like thin white scars on the skin and it often occurs when the skin stretches beyond its capacity.

“Stretch marks can sometimes be itchy when the skin is too dry.”

When stretched, the skin’s elasticity and collagen get destroyed leading to the tissue showing on the surface of the skin. Stretch marks can sometimes be itchy when the skin is too dry. Some of the most common areas where stretch marks often appear are abdomen, breasts, shoulders, thighs and buttocks. Visit your nearest Apollo Hospital to know more about this problem and how to get rid of it.

Causes

  • Pregnancy
  • Hormones
  • Sudden weight gain
  • Sports like body building or weight lifting
  • Usage of certain drugs

Prevention

  • Exercising helps improve the elasticity of the skin
  • Maintain a healthy body weight
  • Don’t lose weight drastically
  • Moisturizing regularly helps improve circulation
  • Avoid self medication
  • Eat healthy food

It can be hard to treat stretch marks if it is not done in the early stages. Vitamin E, vitamin C capsules or cream have proven to be helpful to remove some of the marks. Once the marks turn silvery, there is not much that can be done about it. Treat the marks when they are still pink for best results.

 

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