Stretch marks are considered a cosmetic defect in the skin. They appear in the form of small stripes that look like scars. Most often women are susceptible to stretch marks - pregnant women and after childbirth.
The risk of stretch marks
The appearance of stretch marks is due to a large hormonal change in the body. It is also necessary to take into account the fact that during pregnancy in women there is a significant increase in the circumference of the abdomen and chest in a short time.
Rapid weight gain or loss, a decrease in muscle mass in athletes, rapid growth in adolescence, and a hormonal surge can provoke the appearance of stretch marks.
Prevention of stretch marks
It is necessary to start prophylaxis to prevent the appearance of stretch marks on the skin long before the possible appearance of a defect. This is not a one-time measure, but self-control and hard work. First you need to take care of keeping your skin in top condition. It is worth regularly monitoring your weight and healthy eating, using only high-quality cosmetics.
Such measures will not only preserve the health of the skin, but the entire body as a whole.
Treatment of stretch marks with folk remedies
A variety of essential oil baths, rubbing in, scrubs, etc. are excellent traditional medicines.
It is very easy to make a scrub at home from ground coffee and sugar, to which a small amount of vegetable oil is added. With it, you can remove numerous stretch marks on your own.
The scrub is rubbed into problem areas of the skin for 10-12 minutes. After that, the remains of the cosmetic product are washed off with cool water and the skin is lubricated with a moisturizing or nourishing cream. The procedure is recommended to be carried out 2-3 times a week.
This effect of the scrub perfectly stimulates the processes of skin renewal: old layers with scars and scars are removed and healthy ones are formed.
Treatment of stretch marks with the use of cosmetics
From stretch marks to date, a fairly wide selection of cosmetic products is presented on store shelves. Solutions and balms, masks and scrubs, serums and creams contain elastin, collagen, hyaluronic acid, allantoin, panthenol, glycerin, vitamins, essential oils of algae and medicinal plants. Such a rich composition allows you to effectively moisturize and nourish the skin, stimulating important regeneration processes in its tissues. This promotes the healing and appearance of stretch marks.
Salon treatments for stretch marks
A variety of baths with mineral and sea waters, essential oils and herbal extracts have a beneficial effect on the skin condition. An excellent effect in the treatment of stretch marks after childbirth is provided by wrapping procedures with vegetable oils, seaweed, etc.
For clearly noticeable stretch marks, experts often advise a course of meso- or ozone therapy, when medicinal substances or ozone are injected directly into the skin through a needle to the site of the defect.