Don 't Only Happen During Pregnancy

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INTRODUCTION Stretch marks don’t only happen during pregnancy. You can also get them in puberty or by gaining weight quickly. A large majority of pregnant women will get stretch marks around their stomach, breasts, hips and thighs, and they appear to be genetic1. If your female relatives had stretch marks, then you likely will as well. There is good news though. Today there are many things that can be done to prevent stretch marks. You can also reduce the appearance of old ones. Keep on reading to find out PROVEN ways for dealing with stretch marks! There are some simple tips for using everyday items you can find in your kitchen cupboard as well as information about some of the more invasive procedures. Stretch Marks Defined Stretch marks occur when your body grows (weight gain for example) faster than your skin which causes breakage of the fibers under the skins surface. They don 't only appear on the stomach either. You can get stretch marks on your belly, breasts, thighs, butt and upper arms. Those marks will generally start out a dark reddish or purple color but usually fade over time. It is not so much a matter of how much weight you have gained as it is how fast the weight was gained. But if you have them, you are definitely not alone, 90% of pregnant women get them to some degree. There is no way to completely remove them without surgery but there are many ways you can lessen the appearance so they are not as noticeable. PREVENTION GELATIN (*vegetarian

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