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What Is A Stretch Mark?

When most people hear the work stretch mark, a feeling of dread and/or loathing bubbles up from deep within.  At least it did for me.  We, as humans, tend to view stretch marks as a part of life we just have to live with unless we spend vast amounts of money to reduce the appearance of our stretch marks.

A stretch mark is basically a stretching of the middle layer of skin, the dermis.  The fragile structure of the skin is disrupted and the damage can be seen through the transparent epidermis.  Newer stretch marks are reddish to almost purple in color, and they eventually fade to a silvery white, shades lighter than your natural skin tone.

Rather than look at this stretch mark you have with distaste, why not try associating it with positive feelings?  OK, I know I'm stretching your mind a bit here (pardon the stretching humor) but just bear with me for a bit.  Most of us women developed our beloved stretch mark (or 100 of them) while we were incubating our beloved babies inside of us.  What could be more glorious than to have part of that time with us for the rest of our lives?  To remind us of the tremendous work and effort our bodies put forth to produce such precious treasures, our stretch marks gleam brightly every day.  OK, so I guess you're not convinced.  Well then, I guess it's back to trying to find new remedies to get rid of those pesky stretch marks, or at least a new outfit to cover them adequately.

Disclaimer:  The information provided within this site is not meant to be a substitute for a medical doctor's opinion.  This site is for informational purposes ONLY.  Please check with your medical practitioner before any type of treatment or prevention method is started.

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