The human body adapts to a great many changes, whether periodic or over the years, whether gradual or immediate, but the fact remains that some changes, especially sudden ones, can leave traces that can be, for many, very embarrassing. Stretch marks are among these after-effects.
Sudden weight gain or loss, significant muscle growth, growth spurt during adolescence, pregnancy… All of these circumstances are very frequently favorable to the appearance of stretch marks which are in reality only traces of tearing of the skin that has reached the limits of its elasticity for one of the reasons mentioned above. They can take on a whitish, reddish or even violet color
Their appearance during pregnancy is completely natural and nothing to worry about, they are even inherent to the changes taking place in a woman’s body at that time. Studies by the American Academy of Dermatology have clearly shown that no less than 90% of women are affected, in this case with stretch marks from the 6th month onwards, and genetics can also play a decisive role in the emergence of these marks.
Are there ways to combat these unwanted guests?
Of course, there are, and some very effective ones, but you just have to look around you and take advantage of what Mother Nature has provided us with!
- Olive oil: this excellent source of lipids is also a foolproof source of hydration thanks to vitamin E and all the antioxidants it contains. Applying it to the skin while massaging carefully will protect the skin from these inconveniences.
- Sugar: a mixture of cane sugar and sweet almond oil is an excellent remedy for stretch marks. Simply coat the skin with it before leaving it on for a few minutes.
- Vitamin C: helps to greatly reduce the effect of stretch marks and their severity, to do this it is advisable to use lemon juice on the skin. Although better in its natural form, it is possible for people who wish to do things differently to take it as a supplement 3 times a day, it should be noted that this is a dose of 500 mg.
- Egg whites: Known to be nourishing for skin, hair, and the whole body, they can also do wonders in helping the skin to regenerate properly and return to its healthiest and most natural form. In order to achieve this result, they can be applied as a mask, allowed to dry and then washed off with warm water.
- Cocoa butter: an unsuspected master in the art of hydration! It is the perfect solution for skin dryness or skin breakdown, thanks to its richness in precious nutrients and fatty acids, but it cannot take effect without being applied to the skin for a period of a few months, twice a day.
- Aloe Vera: the uncontrollable queen of phytotherapy, in addition to all the medicinal virtues by which it is so famous and coveted, Aloe Vera also has its say when it comes to repairing the skin, the use of its gel in daily massages will allow your skin to have all the nutrients necessary to make stretch marks disappear.
- Potato: As amazing as it may seem, potato juice actively helps restore and revitalize damaged skin cells. Simply rub a few juicy slices into the skin to achieve the desired result.
- Water: the origin of everything, in all simplicity, because who says elasticity of the skin necessarily says hydration, and the skin cannot be properly hydrated without a sufficient daily amount of water, so drink as much water as possible.