stretch mark


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stretch mark

n.
A shiny line on the skin of the abdomen, breasts, thighs, or buttocks that is often lighter than the surrounding skin and is caused by the stretching and weakening of elastic tissues usually as a result of pregnancy or weight gain.

stretch′ mark`


n.
a silvery streak occurring typically on the abdomen or thighs and caused by stretching of the skin over a short period of time, as during rapid weight gain.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stretch mark - a narrow band resulting from tension on the skin (as on abdominal skin after pregnancy)
banding, stria, striation, band - a stripe or stripes of contrasting color; "chromosomes exhibit characteristic bands"; "the black and yellow banding of bees and wasps"
maternity, pregnancy, gestation - the state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus
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stretch mark

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ALEVA NATURALS MATERNAL CARE STRETCH MARK CREAM A PLEASANT-smelling, chemical-free cream made from natural plant ingredients including organic shea butter, olive oil and natural soy protein to improve elasticity and skin tone and reduce the appearance of stretch marks in pregnancy.
Landry will bare her baby bump for the brand as the face of Palmer's stretch mark products, including the Palmer's Massage Lotion for Stretch Marks, Massage Cream for Stretch Marks and Tummy Butter for Stretch Marks.
The cream uses a unique formula to address the causes of stretch mark formation by stimulating fibroblasts and restoring firmness and elasticity.
PREGNANT PAMPER: SECOND TRIMESTER YOUR bump will grow at a dramatic rate, so this is the time to really invest in stretch mark prevention by keeping your skin smooth and supple with nourishing potions.
This works: stretch mark oil, a gentle blend of 15 plant oils and essential oils including nourishing passion fruit seed and soothing camomile and neroli, pounds 32, Fenwick, John Lewis and www.
Post-pregnancy, Clarins also has a stretch mark cream that helps reduce the appearance of such marks, promoting elasticity and comfort.
My naked buttocks are shown in full frame--a stretch mark here, a freckle there; my curves are far from heroin chic.
The most high-tech stretch mark treatment method is a laser.
Due this summer with her second child, Hewitt will bare her pregnant belly for the brand as the face of its trusted stretch mark products, including the Palmer's Massage Lotion for Stretch Marks, Massage Cream for Stretch Marks, Tummy Butter for Stretch Marks and Skin Therapy Oil, in ads launching in Fall 2015.
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