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Preventing Stretch Marks When Starting a New Diet

Weight gain is a common cause of stretch marks, but did you know that dieting and losing weight can cause stretch marks too? In addition to weight gain, pregnancy, and bodybuilding, losing weight is one of the most common causes of stretch marks. Weight loss stretch marks can be caused by rapid changes in skin… Read More

Tips for Feeling Beautiful After Your Baby Is Born

Being pregnant is beautiful. People look at you everywhere you go; they can’t help but smile when they see you. Everyone talks about how you’re glowing. Everyone wants to touch you—even if you don’t want to be touched—and they’re all very willing to help you out by opening doors and carrying groceries. Once your baby… Read More

Prevent Stretch Marks Naturally by Eating the Right Foods

Stretch marks are caused when skin tears due to being pulled more tightly than it’s capable of stretching. Think of skin like a rubber band. New rubber bands will stretch very far and are difficult to break. However, if you leave a rubber band sitting for a long time and then try to stretch it,… Read More

Pregnancy Week 6: Morning Sickness, Mood Swings, and Stretch Marks

When you enter your sixth week of pregnancy, you may find yourself wishing for the joyful days before you were pregnant. You’re now moving into the part of the first trimester that is most difficult for many women. Morning sickness, extreme mood swings, a growing belly, and frequent urination top the list of frustrating symptoms… Read More

Is Vitamin E Safe to Use for Stretch Marks While Pregnant?

Most women are aware that the things they take in to their bodies while pregnant can affect their unborn babies. Drinking alcohol, smoking, and taking over the counter medicines or prescriptions should obviously be avoided unless approved by your OB/GYN. However, did you know that simple exposure can also affect your baby? Products and chemicals… Read More

6 Common Misconceptions about Stretch Marks

It’s likely that you’ve heard some things in your life about stretch marks that are completely untrue. Stretch mark myths may lead you to believe that you’re not at risk for developing stretch marks, that you’ll never get rid of your stretch marks, or that you’ll have to undergo some expensive and dangerous treatment to… Read More

Pregnancy Week 5: Getting the Big News

Though you’ve probably been pregnant for a couple of weeks now, it’s around week five that you’ll notice your period is late and discover that you’re pregnant. While you’re reeling from the big news, you may also have a sudden list of new stresses and concerns. From worrying about stretch marks to deciding when and… Read More

Preventing Stretch Marks Caused by Lifting Weights

When you’re taking strides to get into shape and perfect your body by lifting weights, the last thing you want is for your weightlifting routine to cause you to develop stretch marks. Stretch marks are commonly caused by rapid muscle gain associated with weight lifting, so it’s important that people starting a new bodybuilding routine… Read More

5 Insanely Easy Ways to Prevent Stretch Marks

Stretch marks are caused when your body grows faster than your skin can support. When your skin can no longer support your body’s growth, it tears and scars, causing the unsightly red or white lines we refer to as stretch marks. But a sudden growth of the body does not necessarily mean that you will… Read More