Stretch marks are not life threatening, but they can significantly affect your self-esteem. They commonly show in hips, thighs, belly and upper arms. They are the natural result of growth spurts, pregnancy, and great weight loss or weight gain.
Stretch marks, or striae, appear because the skin is pushed beyond its elastic limit. To compensate, the body produces scar tissue to fill the excess stretching. Initially stretch marks are reddish-purple but eventually turn a silvery-white color.
Often this scar tissue can be covered up with clothing. Nevertheless, people who suffer from stretch marks may spend the hot summer months covered from head to toe just to keep their stretch marks hidden.
How Stretch Marks can be Prevented
If you want to keep your skin from getting stretch marks you have to make sure it is properly conditioned. This means that the skin should be able to stretch with great ease to accommodate a change in body size.
Stretch mark prevention is an effective way of avoiding this problem. To do so you need to use a high quality skin cream that contains elastin and collagen stimulators. These stimulators will help contribute to the production of elastin and collagen which will ultimately help prevent the appearance of stretch marks.
Another preventive measure is making sure that you lose or gain weight gradually. By doing this, your skin will have the chance to stretch gradually without tearing.
How to get rid of Stretch Marks Effectively and Naturally
Sadly, Stretch Marks are related with genetic predisposition. Therefore, it may seem almost impossible to avoid getting stretch marks. However, if genetics plays a part in your stretch mark formation then you need to find a real stretch mark cream capable of getting to the root cause of your condition.
Creams that contain snail serum and/or rose hip oil are ideal for treating stretch marks. These types of natural stretch marks creams contain biological activators like those of your body’s own regenerative processes. These activators help trigger and control the synthesis of elastin, collagen, and GAGs along with helping replace flawed skin with healthy skin cells.
With daily use these types of creams can ‘digest’ flawed cells, gently dissolve skin lesions, reduce and even erases all signs of stretch marks. They can also destroy pathogens and trigger the regeneration of normal collagen thereby improving elasticity.
Stretch marks are also treated using microdermabrasion. This method is not a cure-all though, it might be faster, but not more effective.