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How to improve the appearance of stretch marks…

Stretch marks – certainly a topic I’ve become more aware of recently through a number of my friends having children. We’ve all heard of them, and the likelihood is many of us will experience them at some point, with pregnancy, losing or gaining weight or simply the natural stretching of the skin all being key factors. We receive many queries regarding how to get rid of these fine silvery white lines, which can play havoc with our confidence and prevent us from wearing the clothes we love. Well, if this sounds like you, then you’ve come to the right place.

Tried and tested remedies

Stretch marks affect so many of us regardless of our age or situation. It can be distressing for those who suffer from stretch marks and as a result, we wish we could find a way to quickly get rid of them. We’ve researched a number of pregnancy and weight loss forums and it’s plain to see just how common and upsetting this problem can be. Through these forums there are also some good tried and tested remedies which might be worth a try at home and we will explore them further in this blog.

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is an amazing product that can be used to treat a number of skin conditions, including stretch marks. It can be purchased from chemists or health food shops and should be applied directly onto the skin before being rinsed off with lukewarm water.

Lemon Juice

Lemon juice is another great home remedy for stretch marks as it is naturally acidic which helps heal and reduce not only stretch marks but also acne, and other scars. Just simply rub fresh lemon juice gently onto the stretch marks using circular motions. Allow the lemon juice to soak into your skin for at least ten minutes before rinsing it off with warm water.

Microdermabrasion

The SkinBase Microdermabrasion™ is a proven treatment for stretch marks. Stretch marks form because a certain hormone becomes overactive and stops the skin from producing collagen and elastin fibres responsible for keeping growing skin taut. SkinBase microdermabrasion targets the problem area and through the fine crystals stimulates elastin and collagen, getting rid of stretch marks none invasively and painlessly.

Collagen Lift

Collagen Lift uses Radio Frequency Technology to rejuvenate skin. Radio Frequency waves cause natural repositioning of the electrons from the positive to the negative pole. This provokes deep heating of the tissues which in turn causes the shortening of the elastin fibres. This gives the immediate effect of tissue contraction. It also stimulates fibroblasts to produce new collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid.

Last but not least, and very important when it comes to self-confidence – is to learn to love them. Embrace stretch marks. Show them off and wear them as a badge of honour.

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