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.

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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
Translations

stretch mark

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"After a long day in the sun [where you wore SPF, right?!], soothe stretch marks with the Love AnyBody Stretch Mark Cream [it's got cocoa seed butter, vitamin E and hyaluronic acid].
Breckenridge, who just had her second child, bared her pregnant belly as the face of the brand's new, enhanced stretch mark range, set to launch in February.
Retail Pharma India announces its launch of a new range of skin care product from the brand V-mark pregnancy stretch mark cream.
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.
* Raw Shea & Cupuacu Mommy Stretch Mark Butter Cream.
STRETCHING IT OUT Kelo-stretch (125ml, PS25.99) has been specifically formulated to prevent and correct 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.
"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.
Lotions marketed as stretch mark treatments are typically alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) formulations or topical vitamin solutions.
The most high-tech stretch mark treatment method is a laser.
"Stretch mark creams" may make them temporarily less noticeable but cannot remove them.