Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Strecth Mark and How to Prevent It

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Strecth Mark (Striae gravidarum) probably the skin problem wich most woman feas during their pregnancy. Stretch mark usually showing up in the later half of pregnancy. The strecth mark majority will be on the lower abdomen but they can also be found on the thighs, hips, buttocks, breasts and arms of women.

There's not much you can do to prevent it, because there are many factor that you should know contribute to strecth mark :
  • Family (If your mom or sister has them, guess what?)
  • Weight Gain (Rapid or excessive will make these worse.)
  • Nutritional Status (Well hydrated and healthy skin stretches better.)
  • Ethnicity (African American women get them less.)
Stretch marks occur when skin grows too fast for its fibers to handle. These can tear, leaving violet-colored marks. To help improve your skin's elasticity, you can rub your belly several times a day in a circular motion with creams or oils that contain cocoa butter, vitamin E or sweet almond oil.

Once the baby is born, you can treat stretch marks with StriVectin-SD, perhaps the most well-known product for marks.

Taken from several source.

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