Stretch marks are cosmetic skin defects in the form ofsunken wavy strips. The average length of the stretch marks is 2-4 cm, width - about 1 cm. Stretch marks are shallow thin white, similar to shrami of light pink color, and wide red-blue scars. In other words, stretch marks are skin areas with damaged collagen and elastin fibers, which are responsible for the turgor and elasticity of the skin. In such areas, the skin is damaged, and the skin itself is thin and weak. The color of the striae depends on how much time has passed since their appearance. When stretch marks on the body only appear, they have a purple hue due to the large accumulation of blood vessels in them. So the skin tries to repair the damaged fibers. Over time, the micro-fracture site forms the connective tissue, and the stretch marks turn white. White stretch marks are absolutely not amenable to tanning, since they lack the pigment melanin. Usually stretch marks appear on those sites that suffer most from sudden changes in weight. As a rule, these are the hips, buttocks, chest, sides. Less often stretch marks appear on the lower back, arms, armpits, calves. In the most rare cases, stretch marks can appear even on the face. Stria can appear for several reasons:
Home remedies for stretch marks on the body
Experts argue that significantly reduce andmake stretch marks almost invisible - a task feasible for any woman who has set out to make the skin beautiful and supple. The earlier you start fighting with stretch marks, the better the result you expect. Ideally, stretch marks are better treated when they are not white and they have a lot of blood vessels. There is a great chance to restore the nutrition of the skin at the microfracture site. The process of getting rid of stretch marks is long enough and routine, so be patient. Here are the most effective ways to fight against stria at home:
By the way, about creams against stretch marks. To date, all kinds of creams, gels, lotions and emulsions against stretch marks are a great many. Choose the one that you are more comfortable to apply to the skin of the body. In addition, be sure to pay attention to the composition. If there is indicated retinol, collagen, vitamins (especially A and E), as well as oils (shea, jojoba or almond), then before you - really effective cream against stretch marks.
Salon procedures and surgery
Compared with home remedies againststria, salon procedures are very effective and are able to completely remove even long-term stretches. However, they also have shortcomings - high price and soreness.
In the fight against striae, the main thing is an integrated approach, that is, a combination of salon procedures and regular home care. And, of course, love for yourself and your body! We advise you to read: