We are constantly on some diet, and interrupt it after a few days and we gain much faster and much more weight than what we have lost, and to our surprise, while looking in the mirror in the morning, we note that white and red lines have appeared on our body.
Those are stretch marks that we receive as a gift of an irregular and unbalanced way of eating.
Stretch marks are scars in fact and are produced by cracking of the skin tissue, for example you had 30pounds and you have gained about 10 more, so you became bloated like a balloon that needs to pop- and the result are these stretch marks. They are initially red and later they change in color like a chameleon and then remain whitish. When in the whitish phase, they are visible on light, and then it is more difficult to treat them and it lasts longer of course.
The panic fear of getting stretch marks is greatest in pregnant women because these body tattoos appear after the seventh month of pregnancy, mostly on the abdomen and thighs, and on the buttocks and breasts as well. And they are a real shock. Some dermatologists claim that stretch marks are hereditary, so turn your attention to these critical areas of the body and if you feel that you are one of the potential winners of stretch marks, here are some tips to cover them, to prevent them or even to permanently remove them.
Whether you are pregnant or not, you should pay attention to stretch marks, especially between the ages of 20 and 30, when it is necessary to use treatments to make the skin moisturized and strong, so at least the chances of getting stretch marks are smaller. You can use a daily moisturizer with natural ingredients.
If you have already developed stretch marks, use this cream you can prepare yourself at home simply to prevent their spread. It is a good choice for hydration without buying expensive creams from the stores.
- 1 tablespoon wheat germ (10 g)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil (25 g)
- 1 tablespoon aloe Vera gel (20 g)
Method of preparation:
Mix all ingredients in a bowl and apply the mixture to the affected area with circular movements. Let the cream sit at least 15 minutes on the skin, and then wipe it with a cloth soaked in warm water.
Eggs are an excellent source of proteins, they act both when consumed and when used topically. Eggs are recommended in order to get your hair shine, and to remove the stretch marks that have begun to form.
This massage is recommended for women in their first pregnancy, because eggs can also prevent future scarring. Whisk the egg, stir it in a little bowl and apply it to the affected area once a day.
Use essential oils
It is generally known that essential oils are healthy for our skin. Folk remedies with essential oils can remove stretch marks up to 100% even if they are very large, old or deep.
Remember that essential oils are never applied on the skin alone, because they can cause irritation or allergy. Mix them with olive or almond oil. You can mix them with the cream you regularly use.
The best essential oils that will help you reduce stretch marks are:
- Lavender oil
- Indian incense oil
- Wild Rose oil
- Rose hips oil
Additional tips for reducing stretch marks
Once you have formed stretch marks, you can reduce them by using homemade recipes, but you also need to take on healthy habits.
Protect the skin from the sun
Stretch marks are initially dark red, but with time, the tone becomes lighter pale. If you are not careful, the UV rays from the sun will darken the skin on these areas, and they will be even more visible. If you go to the beach do not hesitate to buy a sunscreen with lowest protection factor, and then apply aloe Vera gel.
Vitamin C is present in citrus and various fruits such as kiwi and strawberries. This is a very important nutrient for your health, it increases the production of collagen, a protein responsible for providing firmness, integrity and flexibility of the skin. It also helps to reduce inflammation and protect against solar radiation.