Can You Prevent Stretch Marks?
The human body is a complex system. Most of the time the
body functions without much intervention from its owner. It
does, however, require the correct ingredients to function
correctly. When there is a problem it is often indicated
externally - this is the case with stretch marks.
The following are some easy tips to prevent stretch marks.
Do not gain weight rapidly.
In relation to stretch marks this means collagen and elastin
may not be produced fast enough. These elements are essential
for keeping your skin flexible and smooth. Most women have a
few stretch marks from being pregnant.
Keep your body hydrated. You have
undoubtedly heard it before, but there is never too much
information on the benefit of drinking water. Water helps to
prevent stretch marks by helping the body stay moisturized.
There are constant debates over the amount of water an
individual should consume. The best indicator is your urine.
Urine that is close to colorless is an indication that you are
You read everywhere that you should drink 8-10 glasses of
water per day. Very few people manage that and consider that
every fluid they drink counts. Cola and coffee actually
Exercise. Daily exercise is just as important as staying
hydrated. The two work together to keep your body free of
toxins. Exercise will also keep your body well toned and keep
excess fat at bay. Strength training is a good method for
toning, but a daily walk is all that is necessary for many
people to stay in good health.
Moisturize your skin. Applying a moisturizer helps to keep
your skin supple and smooth. You want to use products with
Stretch mark prevention oil is available from many retailers
- try and get recommendations from friends before buying.
Pregnant women are susceptible to stress-marks and a
moisturizer with natural ingredients assures the mother that no
harm will come to her baby as a result of using the product.
Many mothers recommend using a natural product such as cocoa
When you take care of your body it will take care of you. As
long as you nourish your body and keep it healthy you should be
able to minimize stretchmarks, even from pregnancy and
Now if you already have those stretch marks - there are some
new products on the market that claim to reduce the appearance
of those marks. Don't forget that vitamin E oil is a
great skin protector. You can use the vitamin E capsules
- just use a sterile pin to puncture the capsule and then
squeeze it on your skin.
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article Fade Acne Scars
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