Change is a natural part of living.
Lines and wrinkles form on our faces as we age. Scars are left as reminders of old wounds and acne. And when a rapid change in our body’s size occurs, stretch marks often surface. Though the appearance of these lines are usually an effect of pregnancy or rapid weight loss, it has been also linked to genetics.
Depending on your skin’s natural complexion, stretch marks can appear pink, reddish brown, brown, or dark brown. Some fade in time and take on a more silvery hue.
Early treatment and prevention is the key to minimizing the appearance of stretch marks. Most doctors would agree that stretch marks are the most difficult to treat dermatologically.
There are numerous homemade remedies that have been proven to be effective: There’s cocoa butter or egg oil as well as Lavender or Rose oil. Some also choose to use Glycolic acid, Vitamin C creams or serum and retinoids because it stimulates the production of collagen.
But the most recommended is a cream which contains Sesame Oil, Shea Butter, and Vitamin E.
However, for a deeper and more potent effect, laser skin resurfacing is a highly recommended option because it promotes the production of new collagen.
Though these marks can never be fully erased, it is important to know how to minimize them to be able to look and feel good all over.