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Worried About Stretch Marks?

     If you have stretch marks and are concerned if they will ever just go away, the answer is no. Stretch marks are there to stay unless you wish to have surgery to rid your body of these unsightly blemishes on your skin.

No matter how you developed stretch marks whether you received them while pregnant, developing large muscle mass, through growth spurts or just be gaining weight rapidly they will at least fade over time.

Stretch marks start out as small tiny pink lines that can change into purple lines and then after a while turn a silvery white with fair complexions, with darker complexions they will normally turn out to be a bit lighter than your normal skin tone.

The good news is there are lotions, creams, ointments, and home remedies that can help your stretch marks fade even more. Some popular creams to help with the appearance of stretch marks are Palmers Cocoa Butter, Shea Nut Butter, and Tretinoin cream. Palmers Cocoa Butter and Shea Nut Butter can be used while pregnant to help with moisturize your skin. Tretinoin cream is not advisable in pregnant women or breast-feeding mothers. You can use either of the three above mentioned creams or butters right after birth, except in the case of breast-feeding, you should begin using the ointments shortly after birth on all areas that have developed stretch marks. This will help make them fade faster. Using these and even Vitamin E oil can be a great preventive measure for whatever reason you are anticipating weight gain or muscle gain. You should apply them once in the morning and once in the evening prior to retiring to gain the most you can for moisturizing your skin.

If all else fails and you still do not like the looks of these stretch marks, laser surgery and tummy tuck surgery is always an option. There are three different types of tummy tuck surgeries for you to choose from which depend on how much excessive fat and skin you need to have removed. Liposuction can accompany some tummy tuck procedures. Laser surgery is a great option if you do not have excessive sagging skin that needs removed.

There are quite a few women that carry their stretch marks as if they were medals of honor, understanding that these marks are only a sign of motherhood. They tend to live with the blemishes and use makeup when it is really necessary to hide them. Using makeup is a wonderful way in which to hide these types of blemishes, however, you should use foundation that is the same skin tone as your normal skin and be sure to use waterproof makeup or you will have a mess on your hands.

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