Stretch marks are pretty much everyone’s worst nightmare and they are generally caused by rapid weight or muscle gain, for example in pregnancy. As with most things, stretch marks are a lot easier to prevent than they are to get rid of as once they appear, you’ll struggle to remove them.
A lot of people think that stretch marks are something that affects purely women but this is in fact a false fact and they can just as easily affect men too. Stretch marks are pretty much the same as scars on the skin and just as scars are a permanent fixture when they appear the likelihood is that stretch marks will be too.
If you want to try your best to prevent stretch marks from appearing at all then it’s essential to keep your skin properly moisturised. When you jump out of the shower or bath and your bathroom is cold the first thing you want to do is dry off quickly and put on some warm clothes, the last thing you want to have to do is stand applying lotions and potions to your skin. However, the heat of a bath and shower can seriously dehydrate your skin – surprising really considering you’re sitting in a huge tub of water – so it really is essential to put some moisture back into your skin in order to keep it smooth, bright and healthy.
Dermalogica’s Body Hydrating Cream is a brilliant product that works hard to rehydrate your skin and keep it moisturised. It also absorbs really quickly so you don’t have to stand around shivering while you’re waiting for it to dry, so give it a go and see what a difference it makes to your skin.