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Warm weather is here! Many people look forward to warmer weather because of all the joys it brings with it. First off, the days are longer, the sun is shining, you can put away bulky winter clothing and get rid of the layers, with warmer weather, most people also want to barbecue, holiday at a beach, go swimming and lay out in the sun all in good company. One thing that can ruin the bathing suit season, is stretch marks. Stretch marks can show themselves as being those ugly lines that invade your legs, abdomen, thighs etc.

Having stretch marks can affect your self-esteem and confidence especially when deciding to wear a bathing suit, skirt or shorts and other summertime clothing to where your thighs are exposed. So what causes these pathetic ugly lines known as stretch marks ? Stretch marks are usually a result of sudden weight gain or weight loss. If you now suffer from having stretch marks on thighs, keep reading to find out more about what causes stretch marks and how you can remove stretch marks.

Causes: Stretch Marks on Thighs

Stretch marks have a medical term known as striae distensae, and such marks occur once a person's body takes on a drastic change in shape that is too much for the skin to adjust to fast enough. As a result, the skin itself react by stretching beyond what is normal to compensate for the sudden change in shape and to restore itself to its original condition, the thinning of the stretched area is what causes stretch marks. The protein thins, this collagen is what keeps the skin flexible, soft and free of stretch marks. The key areas where stretch marks usually occur are the thighs, hips, breasts, buttocks and the top of the arms.

Stretch marks on thighs occur as a woman starts to develop right from when puberty begins. During puberty, the body is on a fast track of transformation and due to the hormones, the skin is also developing rapidly. During pregnancy, stretch marks can worsen due to the enlargement of the belly, thighs etc. and because of rapid hormonal changes. Such stretch marks can leave the skin discolored and make it very difficult to get rid of stretch marks on thighs. It's not just pregnant women and inactive overweight people who get stretch marks, even the most fitness conscious people who workout at the gym on a regular basis are prone to developing stretch marks on thighs. Going to gym has an effect on your skin, since a person can lose weights, gain muscle etc. this can contract the skin and stretch marks on thighs and the back of the legs can develop and become quite prominent. Overtime and with the absence of important pigments, stretch marks can worsen with time because of the skin protein damage.

It is during pregnancy that the body of a woman sees the greatest transformation, making stretch marks on thighs a common occurrence in expecting women. The belly, lower abdomen, as well as the hips are the most common areas where pregnant women develop stretch marks. Stretch marks also have a lot to do with factors such as genetics which are passed along. You have a higher chance of developing stretch marks during pregnancy if you also had these lines from puberty.

Stretch Mark Removal on Thighs

In order to fade stretch marks and eventually lessen the appearance of these lines on your skin, it's important to know that this will not happen overnight. Some home remedies for stretch marks work in getting rid of stretch marks on thighs, however not very many people have the patience or the time to stick to what works and to actually wait months and even years for such remedies to show proof of effectiveness.

If you happen to suffer from stretch marks on thighs, fear not, there are effective surgical procedures that you can get to get rid of stretch marks. Laser surgery is one of the best ways to remove stretch marks, especially for those with lighter skin tones. Keep in mind that you may need a few sessions under the laser to start seeing the results of the laser treatments.

There are also other gels and stretch mark creams such as Dermology Stretch Mark which are very safe and effective creams when used to fade stretch marks to the point where the person using the stretch mark cream start to see a more even tone and the reduced appearance of stretch marks to the thighs.

For stretch marks that appear lighter in color, creams containing Vitamins E and C are also very effective, in the beginning Vitamin E oil is to be used on a regular basis to the area with the stretch marks to fade them overtime.

In conclusion...

So there it is, you now know what causes stretch marks on thighs and have learned of new ways to get rid of stretch marks effectively. Keep in mind that patience plays a big part in getting rid of these annoying lines. Always make sure that if you are using an oil or cream for stretch mark removal to upkeep your regular routine to start seeing results faster and to fade stretch marks effectively.


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This was a great article, do you think that certain exercise will help with those stretch marks as well? Maybe leg exercises and squats? Or is that just for toning? I think I would likely start with the creams.

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