Stretching it , pulling it , rolling it - I played with my hair band today . The snap made me think of the permanent lines or striae that occur when we stretch and pull our skin a bit too far – stretch marks .
These marks are seen when the skin is pulled by rapid growth ( puberty ) , weight gain ( pregnancy ) , ( muscle building) or stretching or by using steroid induced skincare products which thin the skin .
In 75 to 90% women it’s a lasting token that reminds them of the rigors of pregnancy .
As the skin stretches , tiny tears are seen in the dermis ; they start appearing as red or dark horizontal threads along the skin and gradually end up as permanent scars . With effective skincare routines , patience and time , we can diminish them away .
KEEP THE MOISTURE UP -
Use Natural oils ; Almond , olive , castor , argan or coconut oils and creams with jojoba extracts , aloe vera , vitamin E , cocoa or shea butter have been known to reduce recently developed stretch marks . The key here is being regular with your moisturization over an extended period of time . There is no fast action to taking off STRETCH MARKS .
THINNED SKIN -
There is no skin lightener that doesn't thin the skin .
Constant application of a skin lightner on thinned skin will damage the dermis . Avoid constant application on thinned skin , instead strengthen thinned skin with the oils listed above .
4-5 days a week is enough for the application of any lightner , on order days you should practice skin building .
SLOUGH IT OFF -
Exfoliation is useful to help reduce the appearance of stretch marks . Shedding away affected layers of skin to expose the unharmed and fresh layers of skin below is a great step that you can take .
The success of exfoliation completely depends on the severity and the location of the scars .
BABY BUMP TIPS -
Drink loads of water and juices during pregnancy to keep the skin hydrated .
Avoid the urge to scratch your tummy . Use a powder or rub some lotion to alleviate the itchiness . Exercising tones the body skin and increases skin elasticity .
FOLLOW THE RIGHT STEPS AND IT WILL KEEP YOUR SKIN FIRM , CELLULITE FREE AND HEALTHY .