The best approaches to treating stretch marks currently are with the use of lasers. These lasers tend to reduce the hyperpigmentation of the stretch marks and reduce the degree to which they are noticeable.
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Should I moisturize year round or just in the winter?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answered
If your skin feels tight or rough immediately after showering, you could have dry skin. If so, you should apply a moisturizer no matter what the season. While your skin is still slightly damp from your bath or shower, apply a lotion or cream so that it will seal in the remaining moisture on your skin. Also consider using a moisturizing cleanser in the shower, it can make a real difference to the way skin looks and feels, anytime of the year.
What is a clinically proven or scientifically proven skin care product?
Ellen Marmur, MD, Dermatology, answered
"Clinically" means that testing of some kind was done on animals or people, while "scientifically" refers to testing in a laboratory. The manufacturers themselves usually do both, so you have to question the validity of the testing, since the data are not disclosed. You have to read the fine print - if it's there at all.
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