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Stretch Mark Minimizers

From the Show: Staying Well
Summary: Getting rid of stretch marks can be a challenge, especially when there are so many products promising to do so. Do they really work?
Air Date: 10/7/13
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Meredith Foster
Meredith Foster Headshot Meredith Foster is the founder of Truth In Beauty Consulting, a company that partners with businesses that provide clients services in the beauty and wellness industries to set a higher standard for operations, education, and delivery of service.

She is a licensed esthetician in Illinois who has been practicing since 2002. She holds a bachelor's degree in Leadership and Organization Behavior from Northwestern University. Her experience includes building a cosmetic dermatology practice for the Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group.

Meredith has also worked in a variety of retail, spa and salon environments within the beauty industry. Meredith is a published thought leader and has been featured in Skin Inc. magazine and on the Career Girl Network.

She currently provides independent consultant services educating estheticians nationwide on chemical peel execution and client care protocols as well as provides direct patient care in a private dermatology practice in Chicago, IL.
 Stretch Mark Minimizers
Stretch marks are one of the most difficult things to get rid of.

But, after rapid weight gain, growth spurts, or pregnancy, it's not surprising that you'd want to get rid of the embarrassing marks left behind on your body.

Stretch marks originate in the middle layer of your skin, the dermis, which supports your skins outer surface, the epidermis. This is why they are easily spotted on your arms, legs, stomach and back.

The causes of stretch marks may seem obvious, but there are other factors that can contribute. For instance, stretch marks are genetic, which means if your mother had them during pregnancy, you are likely to have them too. Hormones at the last stage of your pregnancy can also play a role.

Getting rid of stretch marks can be a challenge, especially when there are so many myths and products promising to do so. Will they ever go away?

Licensed Esthetician and founder of Truth In Beauty Consulting, Meredith Foster shares ways to minimize stretch marks without burning a hole in your pocket.

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