How to Prevent Stretch Marks in Breasts

By LeafTV Editor

Stretch marks are the results of rapid growth. They are often the result of weight gain, pregnancy, growth spurts and puberty. As the breasts can quickly grow, it's quite common for stretch marks to form on them. Thankfully, there are many things you can do to prevent stretch marks on your breasts. Since some people are more prone to stretch marks, there is no surefire way to avoid them altogether. You can, however, discourage their emergence by employing careful treatment.

How To Prevent Stretch Marks In Breasts
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How To Prevent Stretch Marks In Breasts


Apply cocoa or shea butter to your breasts daily. These natural butters are highly moisturizing, helping to keep the skin pliable and resistant to stretch marks.

Massage your breasts twice daily. Massage increases circulation so blood and nutrients can more easily reach the area. The skin will then be healthier and less susceptible to stretch marks. Use firm circular motions to rub your breasts for at least 90 seconds.

Exercise daily. Cardiovascular exercise increases circulation, fortifying skin against scarring. It also helps maintain skin's elasticity so you'll be less likely to get stretch marks.

Puncture a Vitamin E capsule and rub the contents on your breasts. Vitamin E is essential to skin health and is deeply nourishing when applied topically. For best results, apply daily.

Rub baby oil on your breasts. If your skin is dry, you'll be more likely to get stretch marks. Baby oil is highly hydrating and keeps skin supple.

Consume a healthy diet. If you aren't properly nourished, your skin will suffer. Malnourished skin is more susceptible to stretch marks. Aim to get your vitamins and nutrients from fresh foods whenever possible, rather than supplements.

Drink lots of water. Your skin cannot remain hydrated and moist unless you drink sufficient water. Drink at least 64 ounces daily.


  • Apply scar treatment cream to improve existing stretch marks.