Stretch marks are more common than you might think and there are cosmetic treatments and home remedies that can visibly diminish their appearance. The stretch marks are marks that appear as a result of the skin stretching precipitously. There are certain tricks to prevent them and take care of your skin.
But if they have already appeared, don't worry, some can be visibly diminished. In aesthetic clinics there are treatments that can be expensive, but offer results in a short time. On the other hand, there are home remedies, which need our patience and perseverance. In the following lines we will tell you how to take care of your skin, are you ready?
What are stretch marks?
Stretch marks are marks that usually resemble scars. They are formed in parallel on the surface of the skin. At first they have a white color and with the passage of time they turn purple or red. They can come out anywhere on the body; however, the most frequent places are: abdomen, buttocks, hips and breasts. It is very common for us women to get stretch marks, but also men can have.
This type of mark on the skin is more common than you might think. Although they cause displeasure, the good news is that they are not dangerous to health and there are treatments to reduce them.
What are stretch marks?
The types of stretch marks
According to dermatologists, stretch marks are classified into two groups:
Red or pink:
They are considered initial stretch marks that can be treated and reduced more easily.
They are chronic stretch marks difficult to fade. Experts say that purple falls into this section because they are a transition between red and white streaks.
Both types of stretch marks can be treated with creams that you find in the pharmacy or supermarket and laser treatments. Before starting any procedure to get rid of them, you should consult a specialist for advice on taking care of your skin.
Why do stretch marks appear?
Stretch marks are closely related to drastic weight gain. Experts point out that these marks are formed when the skin is stretched rapidly and the elastic fibers of the dermis break. White stretch marks appear after the appearance of so-called red or pink stretch marks and are very difficult to remove. If we were to draw an imaginary timeline; First of all we should put the red stretch marks. In the middle would go the purple ones and, at the end, the white ones. Hundreds of doctors agree that there is no "cure" to solve this aesthetic condition, but there are alternatives to make them less visible.
Creams and laser treatments are an alternative, but the results will depend on each person. As we said, men are not free from the appearance of stretch marks; however, it is women who feel the most self conscious about having them. Loving our body as it is will help us accept any type of marks it may have. People who are overweight, Caucasian, pregnant, and growing teens are the most prone to stretch marks.
Can they be prevented?
Stretch marks can be prevented with these simple tricks, but it will largely depend on your genetics:
a) Drink at least two liters of water a day.
b) Use moisturizers so that the skin is always moisturized.
c) Eat foods rich in vitamins A, D and C.
d) Nutritional intake of Omega 3, collagen and magnesium.
e) Avoid diets that require you to lose a lot of weight in a short time.
f) Do exercise.
e) Take care of your diet.
g) Integrate proteins, vegetables, fruits, cereals and dairy into your daily menu.
h) Avoid ingesting alcohol or any substance that is harmful to your health.
i) Does the diet help you not have stretch marks?
j) Eating a balanced diet can help you prevent skin problems. What you need to do is stay hydrated.
In addition, you can stimulate the production of collagen and elastin by eating citrus fruits, red fruits and tomatoes. Do not forget to include omega 3 in your menu , which you can obtain through fish. If you are not sure how much food to eat, it is best to consult a nutritionist.
Treatments to eliminate stretch marks.
Indiba Deep Beauty.
This is a radiofrequency treatment that seeks to stimulate cells to produce more elastin and collagen. The goal is to regenerate the skin. To get good results, you should undergo fifteen sessions every two weeks.
It is a method of treating stretch marks that are just forming on the skin. During about six sessions, electromagnetic waves will infiltrate deep into the skin to stimulate collagen production.
It consists of a treatment in which infrared rays and bipolar radiofrequency are used on the skin. One of the benefits is that your skin will regenerate. In this case the sessions will depend on how many stretch marks you have.
In chemical peeling, acids are applied to the areas to be treated to exfoliate and regenerate the tissues. If you want your stretch marks to be reduced, you will need to undergo at least six sessions.
In supermarkets there is a wide variety of creams that promise to reduce stretch marks. However, the reality is that these products help you more to prevent the appearance of these types of marks on the skin.
Steam a carrot until smooth so you can puree it. When it is at room temperature, place it on the area affected by stretch marks giving small massages and leave it to act for half an hour. Afterwards, clean with cold water.
Believe it or not, olive oil can help us reduce stretch marks. Put it to heat for a minute, wait for it to cool down and apply it to the skin giving light circular massages. Finally, rinse with plenty of warm water.
There is another home remedy made with half an avocado, the pulp of an aloe vera leaf and a tablespoon of olive oil. What you should do is mix all the ingredients in a bamboo container and apply them on the marks that you have on your skin. At the end, remove the ointment with cold water.
Egg whites are said to help fight stretch marks, as they are high in protein and amino acids. You just have to beat them and place them on the affected area. Let them dry and remove them with cold water.
Cocoa butter is very famous because it eliminates stretch marks in a short time. Some aesthetic clinics use it to treat elasticity in the skin.
To forget a bit about anti-stretch mark creams, we can start using sugar, a natural exfoliant. For this product to be more effective you have to mix it with a few drops of almond oil and lemon juice. Apply the paste directly on the stretch marks for ten minutes and remove it with cold water.
Lastly, castor oil can help you improve the appearance of your skin. It is one of the best home remedies to avoid the appearance of stretch marks. All you have to do is apply castor oil to your abdomen, chest, buttocks, and legs. Massage gently in circular motions for ten minutes. It is a method that must be done every day.
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