Stretch marks are one of the most common skin complaints of women all over the world. They occur when the skin tissues stretch too rapidly for the skin to be able to compensate.
A fresh stretch mark is normally red and/or a purple/blue colour, but they eventually fade to approximately two shades lighter than your normal skin tone.
However, once you have stretch marks, all is not lost. There are many things that can be done to significantly improve the look of your skin.
The key to healthy skin is moisture. It helps skin to retain its elasticity. This means that when you do become pregnant or gain weight. Your skin will be able to cope with the stretching and it will not split. This is one of the best ways to prevent and eliminate stretch marks.
Cocoa butter is the best product for the prevention of stretch marks. This is the solid butter, not the lotion. The lotions work well, but not nearly as well as the butter. If you are pregnant or losing weight apply this over your whole body at least once a day. It helps to prevent them and reduce them.
This is a vitamin that is absolutely essential for skin health t helps to keep the skin well hydrated and properly lubricated. And without this hydration and lubrication the skin will become dry and prone to splitting.
You can take vitamin E in pill form or you can apply the oil directly to the skin. Applying the oil to skin has been found to significantly reduce the appearance of stretch marks over time.
Since a stretch marks is a scar, a scar serum can fade them. However, you need to be careful about which one you choose. There are many scar serums available available but you need to know which ingredients to look for in order to choose the most effective one.
The best scar serums will contain a high concentration of vitamin E. Vitamin E is renowned for its scar reducing properties. It will also contain shark liver oil. This has proven to be an incredibly effective treatment in the reduction of scars. They are normally very thick and sticky. So you will need to apply a small amount and allow it to soak in before you get dressed.