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Exercise for Your Body AND Skin Health

Exercise for Your Body AND Skin Health

Just as ‘abs are made in the kitchen,’ healthy skin is made from breaking a sweat.

You can eat well, rest well, and lather well in top-of-the-line skin care products, but without a vital piece to the puzzle, your skin can still fall flat.

Yes – we’re talking about exercise, and regardless if you like to push yourself in that capacity or not, your skin craves it.

Exercise for Clear Skin. Exercise for Beautiful Skin.

For some individuals (us included), it can be hard to completely believe that exercising benefits the skin when you’re in the middle of a run or yoga class or weight lifting session because – let’s be honest – we feel more red and blotchy than dewy and glowing.

But make no mistake about it, your skin is reeling from your decision to get up and get moving.

Here is how exercising benefits your skin health and complexion:

When you not only exercise for heart and lung and muscle health, but also exercise for clear skin that radiates vigor, you will notice a lot of incredible beauty benefits.

  • When you workout, you boost whole body circulation, increase blood flow to your skin, and promote the surge of your skin’s metabolism.
  • This increased blood flow nourishes your skin with vital and fundamental nutrients and oxygen.
  • When you exercise on a consistent basis, your skin repeatedly receives and feeds off of these life-giving components (blood, oxygen, nutrients).
  • It is scientifically proven that a steady fitness routine can not only make you and your skin feel younger, but it can also begin to reverse the signs of visible aging,1 making you look younger as well.
  • Astonishingly, feeling and looking younger because of healthy, regular exercise is possible even if you don’t start working out until later in life.1
  • Let us not forget to mention ridding your skin of toxins. Yes, that widely used saying of sweating out the toxins is valid, for when you enhance blood flow, you’re helping skin cells regenerate and remove toxins and waste products, including free radicals, more efficiently.


What about exercising and chronic skin conditions?

Exercise wins here again. Understandably, red, blotchy, sweat filled pores can seem like a recipe for breakouts and worsened skin conditions.

In reality, and backed by science, exercise decreases cortisol – our body’s stress hormone. In turn, lowered levels of cortisol can be beneficial for chronic skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, and acne.

How does exercising benefit skin during weight loss or weight maintenance?

If you’re on a weight loss journey, you are well on your way to an incredible achievement. Depending on your goals and exercise plan, excessive weight loss can sometimes result in loose, stretch-marked skin. But it’s truly all about understanding your skin as it transforms with you that can make all the difference.

Of course, whether you have five or fifty-five pounds or more to lose, exercising will benefit your skin just the same, as discussed above. To help you navigate your skin changes during weight loss, and to learn how you can work toward healthy, beautiful skin as you shed the pounds, download our free Weight Loss & Your Skin Guide.

Exercises for Glowing Skin and Hair

When you begin to focus on your skin health during exercise, it’s common to wonder if there are specific ways to exercise that benefit the skin more.

At ReTone, we’re not only passionate about making sure your skin is healthy and beautiful – we care about your overall health, too. As the cornerstone of a healthy lifestyle and thriving skin, we’re here to share a few tips on exercises for glowing skin and hair. While we are not hair experts, it is proven that the increased blood flow and nutrients from exercising helps hair become stronger and healthier and promotes growth by stimulating the hair follicle3]

While not a comprehensive list, here are simple ways you can exercise for skin that glows and exudes radiance:

*Always remember to consult a medical professional before beginning any new exercise routine, especially after weight loss, weight gain or pregnancy.


Skin Tightening Exercises

Tightening your body’s largest organ with exercises can prove to be a challenging feat, but by pursuing a balanced workout regimen that includes strength, resistance, and cardio training, your skin will benefit.

Additionally, when discussing general skin tightening exercises, moves that build and tone muscles – like weight lifting and bodyweight exercises, such as push-ups or certain yoga poses – will develop the shape of yours. As a result, loose skin will essentially fill out from the underside.

Stomach Skin Tightening Exercises

We’re loving these stomach skin tightening exercises that not only create abdominal muscle definition, but also tighten up other areas of the body, too:

  • Static Knee Press
    • Begin by lying flat, face up: On a hard floor with a yoga mat (or a layer of your choice) under you, lie face up with your legs lifted, knees bent at 90 degrees.
    • Flex your feet toward your shins and balance your knees directly over your hips.
    • Use resistance: Place your hands flat on your thighs and begin pressing your thighs toward your hands and your hands toward your thighs. You should create significant tension with them pushing against each other.
    • Resist moving your arms and legs by engaging your abs: Draw your navel in toward your spine and push your back to the floor as you brace against the force provided by both your hands and legs.
    • Release and repeat: Hold each push for a count of two and release/relax for a count of one. Repeat up to 10 times.
  • Plank Saw
    • Enter the plank position: On a hard floor with a yoga mat (or a layer of your choice) under you, get into the plank position – a push-up-like position but with your forearms on the floor.
    • Be sure your body is tight and rigid from head to ankles.
    • Double check that your hips are not sagging down or that your bottom is not hiked in the air; you want your back, hips and legs to form a straight line.
    • Hold this position for five seconds.
    • Begin the saw motion: Bend at your hips and start walking your feet toward your face. Your butt will rise toward the ceiling.
      When you’ve walked your feet as far in as they’ll go, your body should be in a triangular shape.
    • Return to the plank position: Slowly walk your feet back out to the initial plank position.
    • As you walk your feet out, keep your abs tight and your butt/hips controlled (try not to allow them to sway side to side).
    • Pause and repeat up to 10 times.
  • Ab Pulsing Lifts
    • Begin by lying flat: On a hard floor with a yoga mat (or a layer of your choice) under you, lie on your back and extend your legs up toward the ceiling.
    • Lay your hands on the floor alongside your hips.
    • Begin the lift: Tighten your abs and squeeze your leg muscles.
      With your legs remaining together and straight, lift your legs off the ground and continue moving until your toes are pointed toward the ceiling and your hips and lower back are off the ground.
    • When you are at the “top” of the move, the only things touching the ground should be your arms, shoulder/upper back area, and head.
    • Pause in this up position for a count of one.
    • Lower your legs back down: Slowly lower your legs and hips back to the mat, remembering to keep your abs and leg muscles tight.
    • Pause and repeat up to 15 times.


Skin Tightening Exercises for Arms/Legs

While the abs always seem to get all the attention, skin tightening exercises for arms/legs are just as important to ensure your whole body and every inch of skin look and feel great, too.

For the arms, try:

  • Triangle Pushups
    • Did you know, according to the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and scientists at the Exercise and Health Program at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, the triangle push up registered the most muscle activity among all the exercises tested in a study, making it the number one exercise for eliminating arm jiggle.2
    • Get in position: Assume the traditional push-up position, making sure to keep your abs and glutes tight.
    • Move your hands together so that your two pointer fingers are slightly touching and your two thumbs are slightly touching.
    • There should be a triangle shape formed by your fingers touching.
    • You can modify: If you would like, you can complete these in modified form, where you perform your push-ups on your knees. You will want to place your weight on your knees and hands, ensuring your back is straight at all times.
    • Begin: Slowly lower your body until it almost touches the floor and push up with your arms until they are fully extended. Keep your pointer fingers and thumbs touching at all times.
    • Repeat up to 15 times.
  • Triceps Dips
    • You will need a chair for this exercise.
    • Get in position: With your entire body facing away from the chair, place your feet on the floor a few feet from the chair.
      Place your hands behind you on the seat of the chair with your fingers facing toward you.
    • Keep your legs straight out in front of you.
    • Begin: Slowly dip down by bending your arms behind you and go as low as you can but don’t allow your butt to touch the floor.
    • Slowly raise your body back up using your triceps until your arms are completely straight.
    • Repeat up to 20 times.

For the legs, try:

  • Squats
    • Get in position: Stand with your feet slightly wider than shoulder width apart.
    • Begin: Bend your knees and slowly lower your body until your thighs are about parallel with the floor.
    • Slowly begin to stand up again.
    • During each repetition, make sure your back is straight and your abs are tight.
    • Repeat up to 15 times.
  • Front Lunges
    • Get in position: Stand with your feet slightly less than shoulder width apart.
    • Begin: Take a giant step forward with your left leg and lower your body until your right knee almost touches the floor.
    • Push your body back up to your standing position using your left leg.
    • Be sure your shoulders are relaxed, your back is straight with good posture, and your abs are tight.
    • Repeat with your right leg and continue to alternate legs.
    • Repeat up to 15 times on each leg.

Of course, don’t stop there. Look for other effective skin tightening exercises to keep your momentum going.

Take Care of Your Skin Pre- and Post-Workout with a Multifaceted Approach

Hands down, exercise is critical for glowy skin, but keep in mind that your skin still needs nurturing before and after a workout.

Before you work out, it’s best to remove all makeup so your pores open and breathe freely as you move and sweat. Sweating with makeup can easily create clogged pores. Also be sure to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen (SPF of 15 or higher) and use as directed if you’ll be exercising outside.

After you workout, try to avoid wiping sweat from your body with your hands, as this action can introduce bacteria and dirt into your open pores. It’s also exceedingly beneficial to get out of your workout clothes as soon as possible to avoid unnecessary breakouts from the lingering sweat and bacteria on your clothes.

If you elect to take a full shower or just quickly rinse your face and body after your workout, your skin will need (and love) a boost of hydration afterwards.

This is where a multifaceted body oil comes in:

Give Your Skin a Boost of Unrivaled Support with an All-Natural, Comprehensive Body Oil

When your diet, sleep and exercise habits are aligned and helping you achieve optimal health, your skin will still need a little help to stay smooth, firm, supple – especially as you move in and out of weather conditions and dry air-controlled environments (all things that can drain your skin of vital hydration).

At ReTone, we don’t believe you need to apply a plethora of skincare products to your skin to give it the support it needs, nor do we believe in making products that are overly expensive.

We firmly believe that skincare should be simple and straightforward, so we’ve created a breakthrough body oil that will give your skin everything it needs and deserves.

Combined into one powerful, comprehensive formula, ReTone’s Body Oil will give your skin unrivaled support to flourish and deliver the entire spectrum of support it needs – staying moisturized and hydrated, achieving a more even tone, fighting aging, and maintaining a youthful glow.

Containing four nourishing oils (tamanu, argan, rose hip, jojoba), Gotu Kola, and Vitamins E & C, ReTone has all the bases covered after you shower off that sweat.

Never adding any fillers or artificial colors, ReTone’s Body Oil was made with
your utmost safety in mind.

Give ReTone Body Oil a try and see the difference in your skin for yourself.

1 Health. 15 Ways Exercise Makes You Look and Feel Younger. Accessed February 27, 2019. https://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20909808,00.html?slide=68685#68685.

2 Shape. The #1 Exercise to Ditch Arm Flab. Accessed February 27, 2019. https://www.shape.com/blogs/working-it-out/1-exercise-ditch-arm-flab.

3 Everyday Health. The Beauty Benefits of Exercise. Accessed February 27, 2019. https://www.everydayhealth.com/news/the-beauty-benefits-of-exercise/.

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Give Yourself More to Celebrate: Tips for Losing Weight AND Stretch Marks

Give Yourself More to Celebrate: Tips for Losing Weight AND Stretch Marks

From head to toe, pregnancy and childbirth changed your mind and body. Now, being in postpartum, you have a new set of mental and physical changes to navigate.

It’s incredibly common for women to flood their mind with plans and thoughts on how they’ll shed the baby weight and get their skin back to its pre-pregnancy look and feel – fast. However, the hard truth is: These desires don’t happen overnight. Now that you have a precious baby who demands your full attention around the clock, it can take longer than desired to get back in shape and rid your skin of stretch marks.

Losing Weight & Reducing Stretch Marks

We’re here to remind you that wherever you are in your weight loss journey, you’re beautiful. Don’t worry; with patience, persistence, and – above all – self-love, you can get back to your pre-pregnancy self. But let’s applaud our incredible bodies as we go.

Here are six simple tips for losing weight, reducing stretch marks, and celebrating along the way:

1. Set Realistic Goals
Pop culture, women’s magazines and your neighbor Angela all may have you believing that losing your pregnancy weight is easy and should only take a few weeks. But this small talk isn’t helpful.

Your body is on its own journey and that alone should be celebrated. As you embark on your weight loss efforts, know that it could take some time. Set goals from a realistic mindset and be kind to yourself if you find that you’re not accomplishing your goals as fast as you’d like.

Celebratory tip: When you do hit a goal, or simply feel proud of your efforts, celebrate by doing something for you. You could make an appointment for a manicure, schedule a massage, or go to the mall and buy something for yourself.

2. Focus on Nourishing, Not Dieting
Crash dieting, counting calories, and denying yourself of sweets can set you up for failure. Instead of stressing over a particular diet or getting your meal prep done, just focus on eating as clean as possible and consuming appropriate portions.

  • Foods high in fiber high have been shown to aid in weight loss.
  • Healthy proteins can boost metabolism, decrease appetite, and reduce calorie intake.
  • Substituting crackers, chips and cookies for veggies, fruit, nuts and yogurt during snack time can help you feel good and motivated to stay on track the rest of the day.
  • When you want to eat something processed or that is high in sugar, just keep it to a minimum. Allowing yourself to taste small bites of less healthy foods can help you more than completely depriving yourself. Cravings can quickly be satisfied by indulging a little and can help prevent the middle-of-the-night-half-pint-ice-cream-binge.
  • A well-balanced diet and consuming foods with a high-water content can help aid in your stretch mark reduction efforts.

Celebratory tip: Have you been eating great but you long for a cookie? Look up recipes for healthy versions of cookies, cakes and other sweet treats. Some only require three, healthy ingredients and taste great. Enjoy!

3. Get Your Blood Pumping
You already know that exercise will help you lose weight, but a workout routine must be combined with good nutrition.

The crucial fact to keep in mind is: physical activity is essential for your mental health. As a mom and a woman who has very important goals, you need to get the blood flowing as often as possible to allow endorphins to flow freely and release built up stress and pressure.

Whatever makes you feel on top of the world – walking, running, cycling, resistance or interval training, swimming, yoga, hiking, etc. – just make sure you take the time for yourself and do it. You can even take your little babe with you if it’s safe.

Remember, exercising is more than just for losing fat cells. It’s vital for your overall mental health and happiness.

Celebratory tip: When you think you’ve completely exhausted yourself, do one more of whatever it is you were doing. Show yourself how strong you really are and how far you can go. You. Are. Amazing.

4. Drinking Water Will Boost Results
Not only will drinking water make you feel healthy and energized, it will also aid in your weight loss efforts. Research has shown that:

  • Drinking water can help reduce appetite and caloric intake
  • Drinking a half liter of water can burn 24–30% more calories the following hour
  • Drinking water detoxifies the body
  • Drinking water hydrates the skin, promotes soft skin, and is a crucial factor in getting rid of stretch marks

Celebratory tip: Start a water challenge with yourself. Try to drink a gallon of water a day. To add some zip to your water, throw in some refreshing lemon wedges.

5. Oh, And Don’t Forget About Sleep
We understand if you just rolled your eyes. For the first year of your baby’s young life, your sleep will be all over the map. We’d like to suggest sleeping when your baby does, but we also know that’s not always realistic. You’ve got a household to run, work to do, maybe other kids to take care of, and a life to live.

However, sleep is obviously important for weight loss and healthy skin. Numerous studies have concluded that a lack of sleep can negatively impact your weight, and sleep deprivation is closely tied to weight gain.

Our biggest tip is to do the best you can. When you can rest, rest. Don’t waste time on your phone or zoning out while watching a TV show you could care less about. Go to bed.

And when you’ve hit a particularly rough phase where sleep is hard to come by, don’t stress – for stress can compound issues and negate all of your other weight loss efforts.

Celebratory tip: When your baby sleeps through the night, just take a moment to revel in that feeling.

6. Invest in Quality Skin Care Products
The baby beauty marks that formed during your pregnancy, also known as stretch marks, are common and are a reminder of what amazing work your body did.

It’s understandable if you want to get rid of them, though. Many women wonder how to get rid of stretch marks on thighs and arms, too. To begin the process of stretch mark removal, be sure to find a stretch mark product that:

  • Is made of natural, proven ingredients
  • Delivers a simple, straightforward method to fading stretch marks
  • Safely and deeply exfoliates scarred skin and supports the regeneration of beautiful, healthy skin

Celebratory tip: Draw yourself a warm bath as often as possible and do your
skin care routine during and after.

A Comprehensive Stretch Mark Cream That Tackles Even the Most Stubborn Stretch Marks

You’re on your way to your best self yet. Let us help your stretch marks fade and your skin remain soft, supple.

The ReTone Stretch Mark Therapy Kit delivers an all-encompassing method to target and penetrate scarred and stretched skin.

Conceptualized by a post-pregnancy mother of two who tried everything on the market and still lived with stretch marks, ReTone diminishes the appearance of stretch marks by:

  • Combining safe, proven ingredients
  • Using a comprehensive two-step process
  • Hydrating and supporting the regeneration of healthy skin

People who have used ReTone rave about how simple and easy the kit is to use. Most importantly, users typically see results in as little as 60 days.

See for yourself how ReTone’s exfoliant and cream reduce stretch marks.

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Preventing and Treating Stretch Marks on Arms & Thighs

Preventing and Treating Stretch Marks on Arms & Thighs

To many, stretch marks are almost synonymous with pregnancy. But stretch marks can form on any body – regardless of sex – given the right circumstances.

Whether you’re a bodybuilder, weightlifter, just went through puberty, pregnant, or you recently lost or gained a considerable amount of weight, it’s normal – albeit unwanted – for your body to develop stretch marks – and often in unexpected places, such as the arms and thighs.

Fortunately, stretch marks don’t have to be the end all to healthy, smooth looking skin. If you’re wondering how to get rid of stretch marks on your thighs or under your arms, read on to learn about effective treatment and prevention methods for these stubborn, undesired marks.

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What Causes Stretch Marks on the Arms & Thighs?

Any stretch mark that is formed during periods of fast body expansion or reduction is the result of the body transforming faster than the skin can adjust.

When areas of the body experience rapid growth, the subcutaneous tissues are pulled extremely tight, causing skin tissue to tear. Once this occurs, scars begin to form and stretch marks can become visible.

During a rapid weight loss journey, stretch marks can form for several different reasons, but the main is from losing more than two pounds of weight a week. When this happens, the body releases hormones that interrupt the skin’s collagen production. With a low amount of collagen and elastin, the skin’s support structure is weakened – giving way to the formation of stretch marks.

Stretch Marks on Thighs

stretch marks on woman's stomach and thighs

During weight or muscle gain, the inside of your thighs are actually very common places for stretch marks to form. Near the knee is another unexpected but typical location for stretch marks.

The inner thigh is an area where some individuals easily gain weight – depending on genetics and one’s physique before weight or muscle gain. If your weight gain is more prevalent on the thighs, then there’s a higher chance of you forming stretch marks on your thighs.

Stretch Marks on Arms

stretch marks on male arm

Some women get upper arm stretch marks as early as puberty, as it’s common for them to form during this time. It’s also very normal – often times expected – for stretch marks to form in this area during periods of rapid weight or muscle gain – especially for weightlifters and bodybuilders.

For pregnant women, there’s a lot of growth happening in and around the breasts in preparation for a baby. When the upper arm area expands faster than the layers of skin, stretch marks are almost always inevitable.

How to Get Rid of Stretch Marks on the Thighs & Upper Arms

Understandably, you’re way more concerned with how to prevent or get rid of stretch marks under your arms or on your thighs than you are with why they formed. And we don’t blame you.

Here are the most popular ways to fade stretch marks on thighs and arms:

Home Remedies

Home remedies are popular techniques to try. However, their effectiveness will vary greatly from person to person. It’s a true trial and error process to find the natural solution that works best for you.

With the multitude of home remedy techniques – such as natural oils, honey scrubs, aloe vera, baking soda and lime, and many more – where do you start? If you’re serious about wanting to try a natural solution, take a look at our review of seven home remedy techniques.

Stretch Mark Lotions and Moisturizers

Any source you read about the prevention and treatment of stretch marks will reiterate one important strategy: hydration.

Moisturizers and lotions – such as collagen- and elastin-containing lotion, cocoa butter, shea butter – are great sources of hydration for the skin.

The downside to these well-known products is they lack several key ingredients necessary to truly penetrate the skin and heal damaged cells. In turn, there may not be a noticeable reduction in the size, shape or color of stretch marks.

Cosmetic Procedure or Surgery

Professionally performed medical procedures like microdermabrasion, laser treatment and abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) can be very effective in removing stretch marks. They can also be fairly expensive and result in multiple treatments and a painful recovery process.

Skin Rejuvenating Stretch Mark Therapy

Becoming an increasingly popular method, comprehensive stretch mark therapy has been noted as an easy but powerful two-step process that is effective at significantly reducing the appearance of even the most stubborn of stretch marks.

With stretch marks, the real damage is under the surface of the skin. This is why products that only target the surface of the skin are ineffective. Stretch mark therapy focuses on prepping the skin by first exfoliating to remove dead skin cells. From there, a powerful cream is applied and reaches damaged skin tissue to support the regeneration of healthy skin.

A Proven Stretch Mark Cream for Your Thighs, Arms & Everywhere Else

Providing an answer to the question, “How do I get rid of stretch marks on thighs and under arms?”, ReTone’s Stretch Mark Therapy Kit contains a system of ingredients that significantly reduce the size and color of stretch marks.

While stretch marks can be persistent, this stretch mark kit delivers a simple and straightforward process that is easily integrated into everyday routines.

Above all, the combination of powerful, proven, and, most of all, safe, ingredients, will give anyone the confidence to reduce the appearance of their stretch marks the healthy, natural way and still achieve optimal results.

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Stretch Marks Before & After Weight Loss: Prevent & Treat

Stretch Marks Before & After Weight Loss: Prevent & Treat

We owe a lot to our skin. It delivers sensations, protection, temperature regulation, production and excretion of vitamin D and plenty more. Our skin is extraordinarily multifaceted. But for as durable and adaptable as our skin is, it is equally as vulnerable to change.

As we evolve and weave in and out of various stages of life – our bodies growing, toning, or becoming smaller – our skin can form marks and scars. Some of the most common marks of a body expanding and shrinking are stretch marks.

Most people attribute stretch marks to weight gain, particularly pregnancy. Stretch marks; however, can form as a result of other circumstances, too, such as weight loss.

To effectively prevent and remedy stretch marks, it’s important to first learn about stretch marks before and after weight loss. The actual prevention and reduction of stretch marks comes in the form of establishing new habits and finding the best stretch mark cream after weight loss.

Ready to significantly reduce the appearance of your stretch marks? We’ll walk you through everything you need to know:

What Causes Stretch Marks During Weight Loss?

It’s surprising, and disheartening, to some individuals, but losing weight can cause stretch marks to form. Here are some reasons why:

Extra skin
Losing weight is an incredible achievement and one worth celebrating. For individuals who lose a significant amount of weight, their body may be left with excess skin. Occasionally, this excess skin can cause stretch marks to form, as the healthy areas of skin responsible for supporting the extra skin become weighed down. The additional weight causes stretching, tearing, and scarring.

Pre-existing stretch marks emerge
Interestingly enough, weight loss stretch marks can be latent marks that become noticeable only when an individual loses weight. Sometimes, as the body gets smaller and the skin shrinks in size, pre-existing stretch marks can move closer together, making it appear as if there are more than there actually are.

This cause is somewhat of a catch-22. The weight loss is great, but since the stretch marks were already embedded in the skin, there is no prevention technique. Rest easy, there is a treatment method we will discuss.

Rapid weight loss
Even if there is no risk of excess skin in a weight loss journey, losing weight too fast can still cause stretch marks to form. Consequently, losing more than two pounds of weight a week can prompt the body to release hormones that interrupt the skin’s collagen production. With a low amount of collagen and elastin, the skin’s support structure is weakened – giving way to the formation of stretch marks.

Muscle gain
Weight loss journeys commonly include weight lifting or strength training of some kind. When muscle mass increases at a rapid rate, the skin begins to stretch and tear to make room for larger muscles. Subsequently, stretch marks form on various parts of the body.

Prevent: How to Avoid Stretch Marks When Losing Weight

If you plan to embark on your own weight loss journey and are worried about stretch marks forming as a result, there are steps you can take to set your skin up for success as it transitions with you.

Plan for a steady pace
Stretch marks or not, it’s always best to lose (or gain) weight gradually. Inevitably, skin loses elasticity during periods of weight loss. Shedding pounds at a fast pace can exert excessive forces on your skin and lead to a loss of collagen/elastin fibers. When this happens, stretch marks become visible through the top layer of skin.

Give your skin the nutrients it needs
If you’re planning to lose weight, you’ve probably already got a new diet in the works. Be sure to add foods high in protein, zinc, and vitamins C and E, as these nutrients are known to boost collagen production. With appropriate levels of collagen, stretch marks can be prevented.

Drink plenty of water
When your body is well-hydrated, your skin is as well. Continuously drinking water throughout the day will help keep your skin hydrated and supple. These conditions make it hard for stretch marks to form.

Keep your skin moisturized

Water hydrates your skin from the inside out, and moisturizers keep your skin hydrated from the outside in. Not all creams and moisturizers are created equal. Be sure to choose a cream that is specially formulated to prevent stretch marks. It should be noted; however, that not all creams, moisturizers, and body oils are created equal. Sometimes, even if a product is dubbed the best stretch mark cream after weight loss, it may not be formulated with the most effective ingredients, and certain chemicals may not be safe for your skin.

Choose a cream or body oil that is non-greasy, retinoid free, paraben free and phthalate free. Then, be sure the product is specially formulated to prevent and/or drastically reduce the appearance of stretch marks. How will you know? Look up product reviews and before and after photos from real users.

Like these: Discover results you can see.

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Before and after you exercise, it’s beneficial to take the time to stretch. Light stretching promotes circulation and skin elasticity, further helping to prevent the formation of stretch marks.

Treat: Getting Rid of Stretch Marks After Weight Loss

Treatments for stretch marks before and after weight loss tend to vary widely. Some are good at hiding stretch marks, some help to fade stretch marks, and others prove effective at significantly reducing the appearance of stretch marks.

If you are looking to bypass stretch mark removal medical procedures – such as microdermabrasion, laser treatment or abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), which can be expensive and require multiple treatments – you have other options:

  • To temporarily hide stretch marks, try makeup products or sunless tanning creams and lotions.
  • To fade stretch marks over time, try natural solutions – like essential oils, honey scrub, apple cider vinegar, aloe vera, egg whites, and more – or moisturizers, like cocoa butter and shea butter.
  • To drastically reduce the appearance of stretch marks, try a comprehensive stretch mark cream or body oil.

Getting rid of stretch marks after weight loss can often be a trial and error process. But it’s important to remember that the most effective and best stretch mark creams and oils for after weight loss don’t just target the surface of the skin, they actually reach deep to target the damaged skin tissue and promote the rejuvenation of new, healthy skin.

Like this common sense approach that works with the natural renewal process of your skin: See the steps to reduce stretch marks.

What is Comprehensive Stretch Mark Therapy for Stretch Marks Before and After Weight Loss?

Comprehensive stretch mark therapy is becoming an increasingly popular method of getting rid of stretch marks after weight loss.

This treatment method tackles stubborn stretch marks before and after weight loss in a different, two-step way.

By combining powerful, safe ingredients, comprehensive stretch mark therapy exfoliates and penetrates the skin’s surface to:

  • Significantly reduce the appearance of stretch marks
  • Support elastin and collagen production
  • Hydrate and rejuvenate surrounding skin tissue

ReTone’s comprehensive Stretch Mark Therapy Kit delivers a simple, affordable, and effective method to get rid of stretch marks after weight loss.

The best part? The ReTone Stretch Mark Therapy Kit typically delivers results you can see in as little as 60 days.

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