Are you one of the lucky 1 in 10 women who managed to avoid stretch marks during pregnancy? Maybe you’re pregnant now and worried about developing stretch marks. If you’re like 90% of moms, chances are you still—or soon will—see those visual reminders of one of the most exciting times in a mother’s life every time you look in a mirror.
Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up and Get Stretch Marks!
But you don’t have to be a mom—or a woman—to have stretch marks; 70% of girls and 40% of boys will end up with puberty-related stretch marks. The most common places for stretch marks in women are the stomach, thighs and breasts, usually caused by pregnancy. Both men and women may also have them on their backs and upper arms, since it is not unusual for children to grow 17-18% of their final height during puberty.
Initially stretch marks appear as red or purple lines that may be slightly indented or have a different texture from the rest of the skin. Over time they fade, usually appearing as only slightly darker than your normal skin tone. Some may even disappear entirely. If this hasn’t been your experience, then you need It Works Stretch Mark Moisturizing Body Cream.
It Works Stretch Mark Moisturizing Cream contains natural products that hydrate your skin with essential oils and botanical moisturizers. As anyone who practices regular skin care knows, moist, hydrated skin looks more youthful, radiant, and healthier than dry, wrinkled skin. Also, pampered, hydrated skin anywhere on your body is less likely to be stressed from the effects of pregnancy or other reasons for rapid growth.
What Causes Stretch Marks?
Stretch marks are caused by a disruption of collagen production, which is what gives your skin its elasticity. This disruption can be caused by severe illness or injury, but more commonly is due to the normal hormonal changes that come during puberty and pregnancy. Anything that causes rapid growth can create them, including obesity and the extreme body changes that body builders experience. Stretch marks can also be a side effect of taking corticosteroids (anti-inflammatories) or of using steroid cream.
One study on herbal moisturizers found that people who used them daily showed significant improvement in skin appearance and elasticity. It Works Stretch Mark Cream contains essential oils plus vitamins and other nutrients that help treat and reduce the appearance of stretch marks, fine lines and scarring. Its ingredients include water, glycerin, aloe, Mimosa tree bark, marigold, licorice root, lavender oil, and many more nurturing, natural ingredients.
Unlike some prescription creams including retinoic acid (commonly called Retin-A) that can cause birth defects, It Works Stretch Mark Cream is all natural and can be used during pregnancy. Using It Works Stretch Mark Cream before and during pregnancy can help keep your skin hydrated and less likely to be damaged as your baby—and belly!–grows. It can also be applied on children before and during puberty to help their skin adjust to the rapid changes their bodies will experience. (As every pregnancy and child is different, we encourage you to consult your obstetrician or your child’s pediatrician first.)
Expect Realistic Results
While some customers have seen the appearance of stretch marks minimized in as little as 2 weeks, don’t expect overnight results. For most people it takes 1-3 months to see these annoying, perhaps even embarrassing, lines fade. So don’t wait until summer or AFTER you’ve delivered that precious bundle of joy! Get started on It Works Stretch Mark Moisturizing Body Cream now!