Pink, purple and red may be a girl’s best friend. But with stretch marks, it is definitely not the case. These colors are associated with the unsightly skin condition, we call stretch marks, which afflict both men and women.
New stretch marks tend to be red or pink, but they become lighter in color as time passes. Sometimes formation of pigment may be triggered within stretch marks, and they may become brownish.
Appearance of stretch marks may be improved by treatments which decrease redness or brownish pigment within the stretch marks, or by treatments which affect skin tightening making stretch marks narrower.
- How do stretch marks occur?
Stretch marks, also known as Stria Distensae, occur when dermis (the deeper, structural layer of skin) tears for any reason and heals with a scar. In essence, a stretch mark is a scar under surface of the skin. The usual reasons for stretch mark formation are anything that causes skin to stretch such as a period of rapid growth (growth spurt, pregnancy, or simply weight gain).
- Where are they most common?
The most common areas are the thighs, hips, buttocks, abdomen, and breasts. However, they can actually occur anywhere on your body.
- I am pregnant, how can avoid stretch marks?
Avoiding excessive weight gain and stay well hydrated will decrease your chances. Also, there is no research that has proven that using cocoa butter will prevent them. However, research has shown that a combination of Gotu Kola and Vitamin E will prevent stretchmarks and reduce your risk by about 39%, and decrease the severity of any that has formed.
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