All changes, both internal and external, which happen in our organism are reflected on the skin. A case in point is stretch marks.
Why striae appear?
Stretch marks have their preconditions. A good background for them is:
- Pregnancy and childbearing
- Bodybuilder weight gain
- Blusterous sexual maturation
- Rapid weight loss
- Hereditary disorders
When skin covering is stretched, organism has to “patch the holes” with connection tissue. Its structure and color differ from those of upper layer of skin. Thus, ugly scars in the form of white lines, called striae, appear.
If you noticed striae on your body, do not get upset about it. You can always reduce appearance of stretch marks. For instance, you can do it by your own or ask for help in a beauty salon.
Natural Remedies against Stretch Marks
When you decide to fight with stretch marks domiciliary, you should base on a three-step system:
1. Scrub usage
2. Healing ointments
Be ready that it is impossible to reduce appearance of stretch marks quickly using only home remedies. You have to arm yourself with patience until you see the first results.
Scrub removes keratinous layer and makes skin smoother. Such physical impact on skin starts the process of elastin and collagen producing. The deeper scrub penetrates skin, the faster it regenerates.
The base for such scrub is sour cream or vegetable oil mixed with salt, sugar or coffee grounds.
Almond oil and hazelnut oil help to reduce appearance of stretch marks. They contain vitamin E – fat-soluble vitamin, antioxidant, which slows down disintegration and aging of cells. These oils can be added to scrub, used during massage or just applied on skin 1-2 times a week.
Massage movements should be careful, delicate in order not to do extra harm to your skin.
Massage should be done regularly and with oils rich with vitamin E. This component makes skin elastic and resilient. The most common oils for massage are:
• Oil from wheat germs
• Rosemary oil
• Almond oil
• Orange oil
Alternatively to home remedies, you can reduce appearance of stretch marks quickly in a beauty salon. Even prominent striae can be removed with the help of modern technologies.
The most popular procedures for stretch marks elimination are:
- Mesotherapy (multiple injections of biologically active substance)
- Chemical peeling with fruit acids
- Body wrap (special solutions with seaweeds, essential oils and medical herbs are used)
- Stimulation current therapy (it helps to form new connection tissue)
- Laser therapy (striae grinding with laser beam)
- Microdermabrasion (it flattens damaged skin areas by means of abrasive particle flux)
- Plastic surgery (as a last resort)
Stretched marks can be forestalled. Contrast shower, balanced diet, swimming, special bandage and bra after lying-in help to reduce the risk of striae nascency. Taking care of your skin, use solutions which contain vitamins A, C, E, collagen, elastin. From time to time make pledgets with herbal infusions, essential oils or fermented milk products.