What are stretch marks?
Your skin has three layers - the hypodermis (deepest layer), the dermis (the middle layer) and the epidermis (outer layer). Stretch marks are formed in the middle layer - the dermis. As your body grows naturally, the connective fibres in the dermis slowly stretch; however, with rapid growth, these fibres can be stretched beyond their elastic limit and may become damaged or even break. Stretch marks are caused by tearing of the dermis. and can be influenced by hormonal changes associated with puberty, pregnancy, bodybuilding or hormone replacement therapy.
Stretch marks are stripes or streaks that appear on the skin (which are usually red, pink, grey or white). The most common areas they appear are the lower abdomen, lower back, thighs, knees and breasts.
Another major cause of stretch marks for both men and women is rapid weight gain. While weight gain can be reversible, it does not mean that stretch marks will also disappear. However, it may be possible for them to look smaller as your weight decreases.
What are the treatments for stretch marks?
I have to be honest and say there really aren’t that many effective treatments for stretch marks that can completely remove them. As they are formed in the middle layer of your skin, they aren’t a simple skin surface issue that can be easily treated. So, the next time you see a cream or oil that claims to “cure" them, keep these things in mind. There are a few products that may help the appearance of stretch marks (especially when used as a pre-emptive measure), but it is unlikely that these will remove them entirely.
Our All Natural Stretch Mark Cream It is particularly effective at improving the appearance of scars and may reduce the appearance of the stretch marks. It is certainly a safe and viable option for expectant mothers and for those not disposed to try laser therapies and retinoic acid treatments.
While stretch marks cannot always be prevented, there are a few steps that you can do to prevent those that might appear as a result of your lifestyle. Some of these include maintaining a healthy weight, avoiding “yo-yo” dieting, eating a balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals and drinking plenty of water.
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