Stretch marks are fine scars on your body that start out as pink, reddish brown, brown, or very dark brown or purple streaks. Stretchmarks are not harmful to your health — they will gradually begin to fade over the years becoming a pale white shade, lighter than the surrounding skin
When young people are going through hormonal fluctuations during puberty the skin is pulled by the rapid growth or stretching. These periods of growth tend to damage the elastic fibers inside the skin, deep beneath the skin s surface. Girls will notice these marks on their hips, breasts, thighs and abdomen. And while they re more common in girls, guys can get stretch marks, too.
Overstretching reduces the production of collagen in our skin,normally very elasic and resilient. A natural protein, collagen acts like a glue and is the body s major support structure. Without it we would literally fall apart. Our skin is our body s largest organ and it produces collagen every day. This essential protein gives the skin 90 of its volume.
After the age of about 25 35, our bodies produce less collagen. It is reduced at a rate of about 1.5 a year. When this happens, you will begin to notice signs of aging and stretch marks will appear if skin is stretched too much.
To prevent stretch marks, we need to stop the disruption in the body s production of collagen. If the elastic fibers that help our skin to stretch are kept more elastic, you are less likely to get stretchmarks.
Body builders who have pumped up too quickly can cause stretch marks from overstretched muscles. Men and women can cause stretch marks as a result of gaining or losing weight too quickly. Adolescent girls may notice stretch marks on thighs and breasts as a result of new growth and development.
During the second half of pregnancy, to accommodate a growing baby, elastic fibers in a woman s skin can break down, causing skin damage. Stretch marks may appear on hips, breasts, belly button, abdomen, back and even the buttocks.
Use an all natural stretchmark cream that is safe for a pregnant mother and her unborn baby. A natural cream containing natural, cold pressed oils and essential oils can be massaged into the belly while preganant to prevent marks from forming.
Rosehip Oil from Chile
Known as Rosa Mosqueta, this rosehip oil is pressed from the rosehip seeds of one type of wild rose grown in the Andes of South America. It contains an extremely high percentage of essential fatty acids and Vitamin C.
Scars even 20 years old respond well to this oil when other therapies fail, and burned skin heals faster because of the regeneration of tissue. A natural cream containing Rosa Mosqueta is especially suited to treat damaged skin conditions and can completely eradicate stretch existing marks.
Therapeutic Essential Oils
Carefully selected for their gentle healing properties and to minimize existing stretch marks, these essential oils reduce and prevent stretch marks: geranium, lavender, frankincense and myrrh.
The following cold pressed oils have soothing and healing properties to get rid of stretch marks: sweet almond oil, olive oil, avocado oil, carrot oil, coconut oil as well as cocoa butter.
Anti Oxidants such a vitamins A and C rejuvenate tissue and promote collagen production.
Drink plenty of water! This simple remedy strengthens the skin.
Avoid (or reduce) caffeine drinks and alcoholic drinks which dehydrate the skin.
Avoid excessive weight gain to prevent stretchmarks from getting worse.
Massage the skin in the area of the stretchmarks.This act alone increases circulation to the affected area and stimulates new tissue growth. Any cream or massage oil will do for massage. However, creams containing oils with healing properties such as vitamin E and Rosa Mosqueta oil are the best choice to prevent scarring and limit the amount of damage.
Author Resource:-> Francine Davidovich does research for women's health and beauty including methods for 100% natural and safe reduction and elimination of stretch marks. Find out more at http://www.venusnaturals.com
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