The best way to treat stretch marks is to keep your skin hydrated, nourished, and healthy before stretch marks actually occur…

You can start using creams and lotions before the stretch marks develop, especially if you are pregnant or take up bodybuilding and expect the marks to come eventually. If you already have some stretch marks, it is important to take immediate action to prevent further skin stretching and scarring.

The next best thing to preventing stretch marks is treating the marks while they are fresh and new… When stretch marks first appear, they are darker in color. They are red in most cases, but can have slightly different colors depending on the pigmentation of your skin. These stretch marks will eventually settle into the skin and turn darker brown, white, or a color more in line with your natural skin color…

Some people are pleased to find that their stretch marks become far less prominent in this later phase of white stretch marks. For some, the skin feel of the stretch marks may be worse than the appearance. Many others are displeased with the prominent appearance of their stretch marks once they reach this white phase. These older stretch marks may be less responsive to treatment, so they are more likely to be a permanent feature of your body than the fresh, red stretch marks…

If your stretch marks are in the later white phase, there are some noninvasive and minimally invasive treatments that can help reduce their appearances. If your stretch marks are still red, it is perfect timing to aggressively treat your marks while they are more likely to respond to those treatments. Your options can include any combination of the following treatment options:

It can take a couple years or longer for red stretch marks to gradually lose their color and become white stretch marks. This means you have a substantial window of opportunity to treat those stretch marks and reduce their appearance before they settle into your skin and become less responsive to treatment. It is the color in the skin that allows these fresher stretch marks to respond in a more pleasing manner to all of the above listed treatment options.

No matter what color your stretch marks are right now, you can start treating them by keeping your skin well nourished and hydrated. Apply hydrating lotions that include vitamin E and other elements proven to help with scarring and other skin problems. Consume a healthy diet and drink water rather than sugary drinks with a lot of calories. These measures will keep your skin healthy and less vulnerable to stretching and scarring, but they will also help control your body weight which further protects your skin against further stretching…

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