stretch marks
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Are you worried about stretch marks? Read this

For a lot of women (and some men) they get extremely insecure about stretch marks. Where one applies creams, medicines, self tanners, makeup, ointments, scrubs and what not to try and eliminate stretch marks.

Understand a little about them

Stretch marks typically appear as bands of parallel lines on your skin. These lines are a different color and texture than your normal skin, and they range from purple to bright pink to light gray. When you touch marks with your fingers, you might feel a slight ridge or indentation on your skin. Sometimes, marks feel itchy or sore.

What causes stretch marks?

Marks are a result of skin stretching and an increase of cortisone in your system. Cortisone is a hormone naturally produced by your adrenal glands. However, having too much of this hormone can make your skin lose its elasticity. Marks happen when the skin is pulled by rapid growth or stretching. Although the skin is usually fairly elastic, when it’s overstretched, the normal production of collagen (the major protein that makes up the connective tissue in your skin) is disrupted. As a result, scars called stretch marks may form.

Are stretch marks normal?

Yes, very much so. When your put on or loose weight, when your gaining muscles, when you’re pregnant or even as teenagers with sudden growth spurt have marks! .

Everyone’s going to tell you how your body is “supposed to be.” And people will sell and tell you “how you need and must fix your body!” So they get the money and we succumb to this. Your body is fine just the way it is. And truth is marks are as normal has having skin on your body. Appreciate yourself loves, your marks don’t determine your worth! 💙

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