Youth Smoking Prevention | Smoking Can Cause Stretch Marks
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Smoking Can Cause Stretch Marks

Smoking Can Cause Stretch Marks

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Stretch marks affect so many people and contrary to what some believe, teenagers and sometimes even younger kids can get stretch marks. Even though teenagers think that they are invincible they are actually one of the more common groups of people to get stretch marks. Also, it’s not just woman that get stretch marks, men can get stretch marks too. However, it is usually woman who get stretch marks often from pregnancy or the other common reason, weight loss. Around 90% of women will get some sort of stretch marks from pregnancy usually around the abdominal area. But stretch marks can often be caused by puberty, as we grow rapidly. Stretch marks can develop on most areas of the body but the most common are the lower back, stomach, breasts, thighs, or upper arms.

Stretch marks are caused by the tearing of the dermis in the skin. The dermis is the middle layer of skin which helps skin keep it shape and elasticity.

But can smoking cause stretch marks? Well smoking can actually cause your skin to lose some of its elasticity which means that it can be much more susceptible to stretch marks. So it basically weakens the dermis. So if our kids are smoking during puberty, this could increase the chance of them getting stretch marks. But there is some good news, there are treatments available for stretch marks however are generally quite expensive. The cheapest are the home remedies, then the creams, and finally, surgery which is by far the most expensive option. So if you or your kids are suffering from stretch marks, do your research and use the solution that best fits your position. Also, perhaps use this topic as another reason why kids shouldn’t even start smoking in the first place.