- Hormonal changes can be another cause. For example, the hormonal imbalance that occurs during pregnancy and puberty alters the production of elastin and collagen. This can then mean your skin loses its elasticity, resulting in tearing.
- Another time of risk of stretch marks is during puberty, and when growth spurts occur, leading to the skin being more stretched out than usual.
- Less well known is as a result of the condition known as Cushing’s syndrome when the body can produce an above normal amount of cortisol. Any sudden weight gain or thinning of the skin can lead to the appearance of reddish-purple colored stretch marks.
Natural ways to prevent or reduce the appearance of stretch marks
- this will help to keep both your skin taut and your weight in check so that you are more likely to avoid any sudden weight gain or loss.
Eating healthily and in moderation
- this means including a balance of good nutrition with extra vitamins and minerals and plenty of water to help you maintain a constant weight without the risk of gaining too much extra weight in a hurry.
Including vitamin E
in your daily diet or supplements - vitamin E is the one necessary vitamin for taking care of skin health
while it preserves the collagen in the skin, helping to maintain its elasticity.
- this is because alcohol exacerbates any existing dehydration problems as well as actually removing some of the moisture from your body so that your skin will become more dryer than normal, increasing the risk of stretch mark formation.
Using our own H-Stretch Marks Formula
- this works gently and effectively when you massage onto the abdomen, breasts, buttocks and thighs to improve the appearance of stretch marks so that your skin regains its previous tone and texture. The all natural high quality essential oils will be absorbed into the skin, soothing rapidly expanding tissues while promoting skin elasticity and suppleness. It is gentle and topically applied three times per day.
And finally, remembering about the importance of staying hydrated and keeping your skin moisturized - as mentioned right at the beginning of this post.