Stretch marks are one of life’s little annoyances, and can affect both men and women. Stretch marks are essentially scars, so once they appear it is incredibly difficult to get rid of them.
Stretch marks most commonly appear due to quick weight gain, pregnancy and speedy muscle gain- basically when skin is caused to stretch quickly.
As the saying goes- prevention is definitely better than cure, and one of the best ways of helping to prevent the appearance of stretch marks is by making sure that you keep your skin properly moisturised.
After a bath or shower on a chilly day, it’s all to tempting to dry yourself off and wrap up warm as quickly as possible- skipping moisturising in the process. However, hot water can cause skin to lose a lot of moisture- which makes rehydrating your skin after washing even more important.
Invest in an intense body moisturiser, such as Dermalogica Body Hydrating Cream. This moisturiser is a fab all-rounder which absorbs quickly- so you don’t have to stand around shivering in the bathroom whilst you wait for it to dry!