This story now
IN Health & Fitness ON 14 Jan, 2016
Stretch Marks basically outline the scarring on the skin of the body. When the body grows at a faster pace than actually what skin can cope up with, stretch marks are produced leaving an off colour tint or tone to the skin.
Stretch marks are associated with the brisk changes inclusive of weight changes and hormonal changes related to puberty, pregnancy or bodybuilding. Almost every woman grows stretch marks around abdomen, belly or breasts.
Do not fear for it, here I list few options ranging from verified ones to unverified that you may try and get liberated from your marks.
Using lotions and a verified moisturizer will improve your skin's elasticity and keep it hydrated for a longer time interval. You can spawn your own lotion with the help of olive oil and Aloe Vera.
Retin-A aids the collagen production giving natural colour to the affected skin areas. Hence you can use retinoic acid after getting it prescribed only. Limit skin's exposure to the sun if you are employing it.
Glycolic acid is secure to use. It maintains skin's resilience with a lasting effect. You can use the creams with glycolic acid as one of its ingredient.
You cannot use Retin-A if you are already breastfeeding as it may carry side effects on the baby. Retin-A cream blended with glycolic acid can fiercely improve the stretch mark zone.
Vitamin E oil is known as phenomenal fix for any kind of stretch marks. You can also mix your vitamin oil with your daily basis moisturizer to get a cosy touch.
Egg Oil is most effective if you use it from the beginning phase of your pregnancy. Practice an affable massage with egg oil twice a day from your 8th week of pregnancy till 6 months after delivery.
You can try and adopt varied essential oils like lavender, rose, frankincense and castor oil. These all can be directly applied onto the skin either or you can fuse them with a carrier like coconut oil.
Make sure to eat a nutrition carrying meal along with the intake of much of Vitamin C supplements. Drink sufficient water, at least 2 liters daily.
Two very much known laser techniques used for eradicating stretch marks are Pulsed Dye Laser and Fractional Laser Treatment. You can choose the above laser options depending on your stretch area that needs to be treated. It focuses best on smaller areas. You can take sessions from 3 to 6 accordingly.
You can go with the surgeries like tummy tuck, mini tummy tuck, and abdominoplasty or mommy makeover. You can use any of these two processes in conjunction as well.
Many of the studies have shown that cocoa butter or creams with proteins in them do not show any noticeable change hence if you using it I must tell you that they are not been effective as claimed.
Your body is not at all ruined .. You are a Tiger who has earned her stripes.
To access this content, confirm your age by signing up.