What means stretch marks?
Stretch marks or striae (singular stria), as they are called in dermatology, are a form of scarring on the skin with an off-color hue.
Stretch marks are caused by tearing of the dermis, which over time may diminish, but will not disappear completely.
They are often the result of the rapid stretching of the skin associated with rapid growth. Stretch marks may also be influenced by hormonal changes associated with puberty, pregnancy, muscle building, hormone replacement therapy for transsexuals, etc. - Wikipedia
Solutions to get rid of stretch marks
The Stretch Marks removal massage remedy effectively combines vigorous skin massage and precise skin exfoliation. Used together with certain skin lotions/creams that promote skin metabolism and regeneration, visible improvement sometimes can be seen just over night. Most people can experience the reduction of depth, width. length of the scars in just a few weeks.
The basic products used with great succes in fighting against stretch marks are:
• A stretch mark cream that contains rich ingredients which have a nourishing and emollient effect on your skin. Such is the cream that contains copper peptides, which will fade away the fine lines and wrinkles, and will nourish your skin in order to produce collagen.
Among the temporary solutions for stretch marks is the application of specially formulated stretch mark creams. These creams contain cocoa butter, wheat germ oil and lanolin. They help to heal stretch marks by rebuilding the structure of your skin.
• One essential oil for massage that contains lipids and fats which are very important for keeping your skin hydrated. The moisture is locked in the tissues of your skin; thus, you have a healthy looking, glowing skin all over your body. You can use the oil not only on the parts where you have stretch marks, but on your entire body, especially if you want even and beautiful skin all over.
• An exfoliating cream, that will help you get rid of dead skin cells. By massaging this exfoliating cream on your skin, you will see how a new skin will reveal itself, healthy and radiant.
• Using Vitamins - The primary idea here is to take in one thousand milligrams of vitamin C daily. The vitamin increases collagen production which helps to smooth the skin and replace damaged collagen. This is important because part of what makes stretch marks is damaged collagen. Vitamin C is also an antioxidant to help promote healthier cells for more efficient cell function and helps the body metabolize and eliminate damaged fatty tissue under the skin to smooth out stretch marks.
Massage therapy for stretch marks
In addition to increasing the amount of vitamin C in your body, massage therapy can further help in removing stretch marks. Using massage therapy over the affected area can help smooth the skin. It promotes better circulation to deliver nourishment to the area and breaks up fat deposits that cause uneven skin and cellulite.
Massaging the skin using oils rich with vitamin E can encourages healing of the skin for even faster results.
Natural recipes for stretch marks
Stretch marks recipe based on lemon
Getting rid of stretch marks requires a 5 minutes massage with a fresh cut lemon on the affected area - this will help to remove dead skin cells - and then a 5 minutes massage of the stretch marks with almond oil. This will break up the scar tissue.
Eliminate the appearance of stretch marks, drinking plenty of water to plump up the skin.
Stretch marks recipe based on vitamin E and aloe vera
All natural ingredients such as vitamin E, cocoa butter and Aloe Vera have ingredients containing skin healing properties.
Vitamin E can be purchased in powder form for easy use in this recipe and make sure the Aloe Vera is all natural, unadulterated.
Using a natural scrub, mix 5 tablespoons with 1 teaspoon of the Aloe Vera. Then add a half teaspoon of vitamin E and 1 teaspoon of cocoa butter into the mix and gently massage the skin where the stretch marks are to be removed. Continue to massage for about five minutes at a time.
For maximum effectiveness, do the massage under a hot shower as this helps open up the pores to receive the essential micronutrients.