Stretch marks – how to fight them?

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Stretch marks are a problem that many women face. Unsightly changes visible on the skin cause complexes and embarrassment for many people. We know ways that can help you get rid of them!

How are stretch marks formed?

Stretch marks are the result of excessive stretching of the skin due to rapid growth, weight gain or hormonal changes in the body of an expecting woman. Interestingly, stretch marks can also form as a result of muscle growth. They most often appear on the abdomen, thighs, arms and breasts.

The skin stretches heavily due to the rapid change in our figure and is unable to produce an adequate amount of collagen fibers. It is then weakened and as a result, stretch marks form. At first they look like tiny cracks in the skin and are red. Over time, they fade. Unfortunately, their complete removal is impossible. However, we can make them almost invisible. Collagen fibers are very strong. Their rupture is possible when a force of about 10 kilograms acts on them.

We can strengthen collagen fibers. Helpful in this case are properly selected dietary supplements. The ingredient that should be supplemented in prevention against the appearance of stretch marks, for example, can be collagen. 

Ways to fight stretch marks

When it comes to stretch marks, prevention is better than cure. We should never skip basic skin care treatments, such as moisturizing and making the tissue supple, for example. There is less tendency for lesions to form on skin that is properly nourished. So never forget to moisturize and lubricate it. Massagers and sponges are great for promoting blood and lymph circulation, making the skin supple and healthy. It’s a good idea to add a few minutes of massage to your daily skin care routine.

Diet is also an important factor in the overall condition of our skin. Properly balanced meals support the functioning of our body. They also have a direct impact on our skin. It is worth introducing products containing zinc into our daily meals. This is an element that affects the overall appearance of hair, nails and skin. 

Newly formed stretch marks will be alleviated by gel with snail mucus. It will nourish and moisturize the weakened skin. Unfortunately, it will certainly not remove the already formed stretch marks completely, but it will make them not very visible.

Beauty salons offer a range of treatments that visibly shallow and reduce stretch marks. One of the most popular solutions offered is a chemical peel. The procedure involves applying glycolic acid, retinol and trichloroacetic acid to the skin. They exfoliate dead skin and stimulate elastin production. If you want to take advantage of salon offers, microdermabrasion and mesotherapy are also worth considering. A cosmetologist will decide which treatment is best for you. 

A home remedy for stretch marks is a combination of lemon juice, vitamin E from a capsule and olive oil. This mixture mixed with sugar or coffee grounds can work wonders. The concoction should be massaged into the body and left for about 30 minutes, then washed off. Be sure to moisturize your skin with a lotion after making a scrub at home. 

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