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.
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.
One stretch mark sufferer added glycerine to coca butter cream and massaged it on the affected area after they showered every day. They did this religiously for one year and as a result, the stretch marks are no longer visible on their skin. For best results, consistency is key and you should aim to make this part of your daily routine, dedicating five minutes after your shower each and every day to massage the affected area and you should reap the rewards!
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 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.
The SkinBase Facial™ 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. The SkinBase Facial™ targets the problem area and through the fine crystals stimulates elastin and collagen, getting rid of stretch marks none invasively and painlessly.
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.