What are stretch marks?

Post-pregnancy stretch marks

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If you’ve ever wondered what are stretch marks or if you have them, this article is for you…

Stretch marks are lines on the surface of the skin, which take the form of scars. Stretch marks can be formed due to several reasons like pregnancy, obesity, puberty or even short-term weight gain from physical activities like fitness training and exercises.

Regardless of the causes, it can be annoying as visible lines on your skin are not attractive and you would want to get rid of them as soon as possible.

There are common areas of the body where stretch marks are most likely to appear and they are the abdomen, thighs, hips, buttocks, chest and arms mostly. These areas are prone to skin stretching as weight is gained and lost.

However, any part of the body can be affected if the skin is stretched enough due to expansion of tissue.

To get rid of those marks that make you less confident about your appearance, you have various tried and tested methods which can give you great results within a short period of time.

Stretch marks removal creams are readily available in the market and you choose one which will promise the best results. However, when choosing a cream, you must be very careful to choose a product that has no known harmful side effects, especially if it’s a tropical cream.

It should be formulated using natural ingredients. Revitol is a perfect example for such a stretch mark removal cream. Creams that are produced using natural ingredients and very little chemicals will be the best option as you would not want any harmful side effects while getting rid of your stretch marks.

A cream that is rich in oils, vitamins and botanicals that are recommended for your skin may be the perfect remedy for you.

Another option is to go for laser stretch mark removal treatment, which involves the use of a laser light to remove the thin layers of skin around the marks. Once the extra layers of skin have been removed new skin will start appearing in healthy form and stretch marks would disappear as well.

However immediately after the removal of skin layers the affected area will be red and swollen but it will heal gradually with good care.

This is an expensive treatment method and it will have certain risks and side effects as well.

However, while there are traditional ways to remove stretch marks, you can use more natural ways to have beautiful scar-less skin as well.

Natural Remedies for Stretch Marks

With the use of castor oil on the affected area on a daily routine you can see results within one month. Aloe Vera, egg whites and lemon juice are some of the natural remedies that you can use to get rid of those stretch marks that have been bothering you.

If you are a man, you might be at a risk of developing stretch marks mostly due to your fitness training routines.

Here are some tips to prevent stretch marks and get rid of those that are already there

  • A change in your daily workout routine will give you better results.
  • Lifting lighter weights and managing your diet is one way of preventing stretch marks.
  • Focus more on getting more lean muscle mass than going for size of the muscles.
  • Tertinion cream is also helpful and with the advice of a doctor, try to use it.
  • Using a men’s moisturizer will also help while the consumption of vitamins A and E will also help you erase those marks from your body.