If you are a woman, you probably are dreaming of having smooth and flawless skin, but that is for most of us only a dream. Everyone has experienced appearing of stretch marks on the skin at least once.
There are various causes, they can appear anywhere on the body, and they are not that easy to remove, but are treatable.
IMPORTANT FACTS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT STRETCH MARKS
Why do we get them?
They can appear on various places on the body as a result of breaking of the medium layer of the skin. When the layer known as dermis lacks elastin, it breaks which shows on the skin as brighter lines called stretch marks. They can appear in different periods. Someone gets them in puberty during speed up growth. Somebody gets them during sudden weight loss or weight gain, they are also common during pregnancy when the skin stretches.
Can it be genetics?
Experts agree that genetics can have huge role in creating stretch marks. That is the main reason why you can’t completely get rid of them, no matter what you do. But even though you have the gene, you can use variety of treatments that will reduce visibility of the stretch marks.
Is there a chance to group them?
Dermatologists are grouping stretch mars in two groups: striae rubra and striae alba. The stretch marks in the rubra group are pink purplish color and are usually the first stage, when the skin starts to go through stretching and the dermis starts to tear apart. If you start treating them right after you notice the changes, they will slowly disappear.
Striae alba are the white kind of stretch marks. They are the next stage, when the skin is already stretched and therefore this kind is harder to heal.
What to do?
To reduce the visibility of stretch marks you need to start treating them right after you notice they have appeared.
One of the best treatments is body scrub. Regular exfoliation will help remove dead skin cells from the outer layer of the skin and reduce as well as prevent formation of stretch marks.
Use body lotion that contains retinol since it will help restore elasticity of skin cells, as well as vitamin C that will even the skin tone and reduce visibility of stretch marks.
Massage is also very helpful and you can do it on the troubled areas of the skin using stretch marks cream. Just apply on skin and massage in. this will improve elasticity of the skin and reduce the stretch marks.