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Video: How To Get Rid Of Stretch Marks
2023 Author: Henry Pass | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-24 12:31
Any conversation about stretch marks should start with the fact that their presence on the body is absolutely normal. They can be loved and accepted as an indicator of the transformation of the body and a form of dialogue with it, or you can feel a desire to get rid of them, or at least make them less noticeable - which is also absolutely normal. In our material, we tell you everything there is to know about stretch marks: what they are, why they appear, how to make them less noticeable and why you cannot get rid of them completely.
What are stretch marks and why do they appear?
Medically speaking, stretch marks (or striae) are a type of scar that predominantly appears where the skin is most stretched. Stretch marks can appear when you gain or lose weight dramatically, after childbirth, or due to various hormonal changes in the body. The skin is a very elastic organ, but with a sharp weight gain, it simply does not keep up with you, as a result of which it stretches. This is due to damage to the structural fibers of the skin - collagen and elastin - the damage heals and remains in the form of thin white scars.
However, the appearance of stretch marks is not always accompanied by dramatic changes in body weight. Your skin may be genetically prone to stretch marks without ever being severely stretched. In this case, you should not worry - this is not a disease or a deviation, but just a variant of the norm.
Is it possible to completely get rid of stretch marks?
More likely no than yes, but with the right care you can make them less visible and reduce the likelihood of new stretch marks. For starters, try to avoid sudden weight fluctuations (and it's not just about stretching - strong weight jumps are harmful to the body for a host of other reasons): make a balanced diet rich in protein and healthy fats and try to exercise regularly. If you want to lose or gain weight, choose nutrition systems that imply a smooth change in body weight, without sudden jumps.
Care is no less important: do not forget to moisturize and nourish the skin, not only the face, but the whole body. Products with niamicide, ceramides, vitamins A, E and C (the latter perfectly stimulates collagen production) and narural oils are perfect. They not only moisturize the upper layers of the epithelium, but also perfectly strengthen the skin, reducing the likelihood of further formation of new stretch marks. If you want to make stretch marks as invisible as possible, there are a large number of cosmetic procedures that use laser, peeling and ultrasound - most importantly, do not forget to consult a specialist first.