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Monday, December 3, 2007

Stretch Marks

According to Kidshealth.org,

Stretch marks are a normal part of puberty for most girls and guys. When a person grows or gains weight really quickly (like during puberty), that person may get fine lines on the body called stretch marks. Stretch 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.

If you're noticing stretch marks on your body, you're not alone. Most girls and women have stretch marks, which tend to show up on the breasts, thighs, hips, and butt. Many women get them during pregnancy. And while they're more common in girls, guys can get stretch marks, too.

People who are obese often have stretch marks. Bodybuilders are prone to getting stretch marks because of the rapid body changes that bodybuilding can produce. Stretch marks also may occur if a person uses steroid-containing skin creams or ointments (such as hydrocortisone) for more than a few weeks, or has to take high doses of oral corticosteroids for months or longer.


Same thing happened to me. I started having stretch marks on my behind when I hit puberty.
Also because I have gained weight and now I'm loosing weight.

Nowadays I look for cream or treatment to reduce it or maybe even to eliminate it.
There's cream from Activa, the price is Rp 340,000. It's sold in Guardian or Century Pharmaceutical Store.
I was looking for the one from The Body Shop. I had to wait for one month until it's available.
The product is Body Focus, price is Rp 299,000. It has products for cellulite too.
I'm using it now, the beauty consultant said the result can be seen after 4 weeks of use.

We'll see how it's working.

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