Often, we associate the appearance of stretch marks with rapid weight gain or pregnancy, which is correct. These are two of the main ways these lines make their debut.
But did you also know that you can get stretch marks by working out? It’s true. If you gain muscle too rapidly, it can cause your skin surface to tear, creating stretch marks. Unfortunately, some people are more prone to developing stretch marks than others.
You typically see stretch marks in any area that grows the fastest. They can appear anywhere on the body, but the most common areas are the abdomen, chest, upper arms, back, and thighs.
While trying to improve the appearance of your body, stretch marks are likely the last thing you want to see show up and they are not the results you seek! If it cannot be prevented, there are many ways to rid or reduce the appearance of stretch marks.
1. Eat Foods High in Collagen
Collagen is a natural protein in the body. Collagen helps us to have more skin elasticity, making it have durable pliability. Add some vitamin C-rich foods to your plate. This can help increase your collagen levels to reduce stretch marks and prevent new ones from forming.
2. Take it Slow
It is tempting to work as much as your body will allow getting the desired muscular results you seek. But pushing your body to its limits can have adverse effects. Weight train slowly and build muscle gradually.
3. Visit Your Dermatologist
If you notice stretch marks developing, go see your dermatologist. They can prescribe creams to be applied daily, reducing the overall appearance.
4. Stretch Mark Laser Removal
You can also opt for laser stretch mark removal. There are different options to undergo a laser treatment that works best for your case. A professional can work with you to receive a series of treatments to diminish stretch marks.
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