5 Myths About Stretch Marks to Stop Believing

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First off, stretch marks happen to just about every woman at some point in her life. (Solidarity, sister!) Sometimes they fade. Sometimes they come back. But they’re certainly nothing to fear. Here, five myths to stop believing, as well as some helpful tips to get smoother skin just in time for summer.

IT’S IMPOSSIBLE TO PREVENT STRETCH MARKS

Though it’s true that your likelihood of getting them is largely based on genetics, there is a way to help prevent them–and that’s through proper hydration of your skin, says Dendy Engelman, a dermatologist in New York City. Keeping your skin constantly moisturized will ensure that it maintains maximum elasticity, in turn making you less apt to form marks.….READ MORE ON THE NEXT PAGE

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