Stretch marks are superficial scars that develop over time when your skin is pulled by rapid growth or
Stretch marks are superficial scars that develop over time when your collagen is disrupted. Collagen is a protein that makes up the connective tissue in your skin and when our skin is pulled by rapid growth or stretching it forms fine lines. It is commonly seen on thighs, hips, butt in girls. In addition, many women get them during pregnancy around sixth to seventh month.
So how do you prevent stretch marks?
1. Maintain a steady weight. Don't gain or lose weight quickly.
2. Avoid excessive exercise and quick bulking up of the muscles.
3. If you're pregnant, you can apply vitamin E cream to the skin daily.
How do you treat stretch marks?
There are many creams that claims to get rid of stretch marks, unfortunately, this is only half true. The creams and lotions won't erase existing scars but deliver key ingredients that stimulate collagen synthesis to minimize scarring.
Here are some ways to diminish stretch marks:
1. Exfoliating twice a week will help skin cell turnover, give a healthy glow, and reduce itchiness due to the stretching of the skin.
2. Moisturize with ingredients like shea butter, colloidal oatmeal, retinoids, coconut oil, vitamin E oil every night before bed. Although result won't be imminent it will help over time.