If you haven’t developed stretch marks yet, don’t think you’re off the hook. The above risk factors can apply to many years of a life, so if you think you’re going to get one soon, prevention is always the best offense, according to stretchmarks.org. This way you are already ahead of the stretch mark curve.
If possible, everyone likes to save a dollar or two, especially when dealing with long-term issues. So, let’s start with what you can do at home. One of the best things you can do is invest in good moisturizers that will keep your skin supple and soft through all stages of life. The softer and hydrated your skin is, the less likely it is to tear if, or when, it’s stretched.
There are, of course, hundreds if not thousands of moisturizers on the market. It doesn’t have to be complicated, however. Simple cocoa butter or even coconut oil will work well to keep the skin on your body hydrated, soft and supple. As long as you religiously apply moisturizer to all parts of your skin, your skin should be able to handle any kind of stretch. Be sure to pay particular attention to your abdomen, thighs, arms, buttocks, and breasts, as these areas are most likely to develop stretch marks.