Stretch Marks Skin Treatment
All You Need To Know About Stretch Marks
Our skin is our main priority to us women, although it can be hard to feel happy in our own skin when we suffer from various scars, wrinkles and marks. Coming second to cellulite, stretch marks are one of the most common skin problems that women try to hide. The stomach, thighs, buttocks and breasts are the highly affected areas of the body caused by stretch marks. Various creams, oils and treatments are claimed to improve the appearance of stretch marks so we've put together an article outlining how you can improve the appearance of your stretch marks and which treatments truly work best for unparalleled results.
The explanation behind stretch marks
Stretch marks are common during the teenage years of your life. They're streak like stripes on the skin which are normally red or pink in colour and slowly fades to white or grey when the blood vessels in the skin contract. As skin can't bounce back, when it's stretched to its elastic limit and the fibers and blood vessels break in the skin dermis- a pinky red colour will start to appear. When skin is stretched in this way, its permanently scarred meaning no treatment can actually completely rid of them; simply improve them. These scars can also be referred to as stria or striae. These unwanted marks are normally visually long and thin and appear where large amounts of fat is stored.
What causes stretch marks?
Stretch marks are also influenced by pregnancy, bodybuilding, puberty and other replacement therapies. Due to the scars being caused by a tear in the dermis- the middle tissue layer which helps skin maintain its shape- this is what causes the skin to remain stretched. As the tear in the skins dermis is scarred in the deep layers of your skin, it's very different to the average scar caused by an external wound meaning average treatments do not work on stretch marks and certainly do not get rid of them, no matter what a label says. Stretch marks are very common during pregnancies. Due to the skin being stretched as the stomach grows, the likeliness of stretch marks appearing is high. This is common so do not worry. Weight gain is also another contribution to stretch marks. If you've suddenly gained weight in a short period of time then your skin may start to develop stretch marks due to it being rapidly stretched. When you lose the weight, the stretch marks will not disappear but they may look reduced. Stretch marks do not pose a risk to your health although they can occasionally feel itchy or burning. This is very rare, however. Stretch marks do reduce skins pliability and normally appear when a hormone named cortisone weakens the elastic fibers in your skin.
What treatments actually work for stretch marks and how can you reduce the likeliness of them appearing?
A few simple steps to maintaining healthy skin is to continuously drink water and allow your body to take in the essential nutrients and vitamins skin needs. A yo-yo diet is not recommended so sticking to a balanced diet and healthy weight will surely keep your skin looking pristine. Using oil such as rosehip oil, avocado oil and argon oil on your skin is ideal for improving scars and reducing stretch marks. Other oils such as coconut, mink, olive, vitamin E and lavender oil works wonders for improving skins pigmentation and reducing the appearance of stretch marks too. Our gentle Vitamin E Serum works on improving skins collagen production and elasticity to reduce the appearance of stretch marks and improving skins natural glow. Other natural remedies to try on the skin is soothing aloe vera, rich source of protein egg whites, naturally acidic lemon juice, natural white sugar and potato juice which is full of vitamins and minerals. Once these individual mixtures are applied to the affected areas, continuously rub it into the skin and wash off with water. These natural approaches to stretch marks are perfect for those who are worried about taking the steps to medical procedures.
Further professional treatments such as skin needling and derma rolling are used to treat prominent stretch marks and there is a variety of treatments available to help get skin back on track. Laser therapy is one treatment to consider when you're trying to diminish the appearance of stretch marks. Although treatments such as pulsed dye laser isn't able to completely cure the marks, it is a painless procedure that can be done during the early stages of your stretch marks and significantly improve their appearance. The laser's energy is consumed by the blood vessels when they're still red or purple to collapse them and transform them to a white colour. Another laser stretch mark removal treatment to consider uses a light beam to remove a thin layer of skin where the stretch marks are and interfere with the molecule bonds to disintegrate the skin tissue, allowing a new layer of healthy skin to form. This process is called Ablation.
Our own Homepeel Placenta Serum is also a treatment that can be used in the comfort of your own home that is designed to improve the appearance of stretch marks by using our innovative derma roll application. The derma roll application contains extremely fine needles that allows the treatment to fully penetrate the skin and work deep into the skins layers. The derma roll stimulates skins collagen which improves skins elasticity and improves the appearance of stretch marks. Furthermore, Microdermabrasion machines are another stretch mark treatment that is available to try in selective salons. Microdermabrasion is a treatment that uses exclusive equipment to exfoliate and stimulate the skin. Mainly known to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, Microdermabrasion also stimulates collagen production to smooth out stretch marks and improve their appearance. Our own Homepeel Flakey Skin Remover is a fantastic home based Microdermabrasion treatment that can be used on skin to reduce the appearance of stretch marks and improve skins elasticity to prevent further stretch marks from appearing.
All in all, you shouldn't let stretch marks make you feel self conscious about yourself. Everybody may suffer from stretch marks some point in their life. It's understandable to find it hard to look past your flaws and imperfections but remember, nobody's perfect. Nobody's any more perfect than you. Stretch marks are a natural process our body develops and is completely unavoidable as life progresses. Confidence radiates from within so as long as you lead a healthy lifestyle and care for your health, your skin is sure to remain fresh, healthy and glowing. Whether you decide to take the natural approach to stretch marks by using an organic oil or take further action by going through medical procedures- there is an abundance of ways you can improve your stretch marks and maintain your self-confidence.
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