By Puja Gupta
July 19, 2020 (IANSlife) Stretch marks are a type of scarring on the skin; it is a common problem for many people, especially pregnant women. Stretch marks occur in the dermis, the middle layer of skin, when there is a rapid growth in the body which causes the elastic fibres under the skin’s surface to break, hence causing marks.
In simple terms, when the skin is stretched, the collagen is weakened and its normal production cycle is disturbed and damaged. This leads to the creation of fine scars beneath the top layer of the skin. It commonly occurs on the thighs, arms, stomach, and the bottom area. You can prevent stretch marks if you follow a safe exercise plan, a good diet, and a regular skincare regime.
Dr. Teena Thomas, Sr. Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology, Apollo Cradle & Children’s Hospital, Brookefield, Bangalore shares some ways to prevent stretch marks during pregnancy-
Here are some diet tips to follow:
When you have stretch marks, you need to take care of your skin regularly. Keep your skin hydrated by drinking lots of water and consume a healthy and balanced food. Stretch marks can have a profound effect on your self-confidence. Consult your dermatologist right away, she/he will examine your skin type and help find suitable treatments or products.
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