Most of us wish to have a spotless and a flawless skin that would make heads turn around. Of course, God is not so merciful to bless each one of us with our dream skin. Don’t we feel the burns when we see a person with a spotless skin? However, we are left quite helpless in this case and no matter what, marks and spots refuse to break up with our skin.

Stretch Marks - How they look

Talking of marks, we suppose all us have heard about stretch marks. Stretch Marks are quite pesky and annoying and are quite difficult to treat, as they refuses to wipe off from the skin. However, we have decided to put forward tips and tricks to prevent stretch marks on your body as well to treat them effectively.

WHAT ARE STRETCH MARKS?

Stretch Marks, also known as Striae are a type of scar formation that looks like long, streaky marks that appear on the skin. They appear due to excess weight loss or weight gain, pregnancy, lack of skin moisture or even due to poor diet. It can happen to both men and women under such circumstances. Women, specially suffer stretch marks on their skin due to pregnancy where the skin gets stretched beyond the limit.

 Stretch Marks and Collagen

CAUSES OF STRETCH MARKS

Here we are listing down some of the most common reasons that lead to stretch marks in a human body:

  • Medical Conditions
  • Pregnancy
  • Weight gain or weight loss
  • Growth during Puberty
  • Weight Lifting
  • Therapeutic Interventions

 

BODY PARTS WHERE STRETCH MARKS APPEAR

  • Buttocks
  • Upper Arms
  • Abdomen
  • Hips
  • Thighs
  • Breasts

 

TIPS TO PREVENT AND TREAT STRETCH MARKS

Experts always ask to take preventive measures so as to avoid the chances of appearance of stretch marks. The measures are pretty simple and can be carried out along with our daily lifestyle. However, if you are earnest enough to avoid stretch marks appearance on your body, here are some of the simpler methods to prevent stretch marks. We bet you’ll book mark the tips!!

Make Water a Habit:  Yes, one of the most important things that will keep stretch marks or scars away from your body is drinking water. Water keeps our body hydrated from within and retains the natural moisture of our skin. A moisturised and hydrated skin decreases the chances of scars appearing on the skin as the skin remains elastic and plump.

Moisturize Your Skin: Apart from drinking water, you must take care of your skin topically, to maintain the elasticity of the skin. This means you must moisturise your skin every time so as to keep it plump and away from dryness as well as itchiness.  Here we are sharing some of the tips to keep your skin hydrated to prevent stretch marks as your daily Skin care routine.

  • Egg whites: Proteins and amino acids in egg whites work as an expert when it comes to healing stretch marks of the skin. Naturally, consider putting egg whites from 2 eggs in a bowl and whip them thoroughly. Next, apply this paste on the scars at least three times a day. Keep them for 10 minutes after which wash them using lukewarm water. In the next step consider massaging olive oil that will add an extra dose of moisture to your skin.
  • Lemon Juice: Lemon juice, if you know is naturally blessed with power of bleaching and works dramatically in fading away the stretch marks and blemishes away from the skin. Take a small bowl of lemon juice to which you can add cucumber juice as well. Next, apply the mixture on the affected areas and then wash it off using lukewarm water. Try it and see the magic yourself.
  • Bio-Oil: If you are aware of the cosmetic products that are found in the market for this purpose, then Bio Oil is one of the best products that are available in the market. You can use it while you are pregnant to prevent the appearance of stretch marks or even use it as Post pregnancy Skin care routine. It also works as Anti-Cellulite oil that banishes the appearance of cellulite on body surface.Shubhr Oil for treatment of stretch marks and scars

 

Maintain a Balanced Diet: Make sure to maintain a proper balanced diet so as to avoid excessive weight gain or loss. You must reduce the intake of dairy products and consider eating more of vitamins to prevent or treat the Scars. So, go through the list given below to get a full idea of what you must eat to prevent stretch marks.

  • Vitamin A: Promotes the growth of cells in the skin. Eat food products like carrot, apricot, liver, sweet potato, and green vegetables are rich sources of vitamin A.
  • Vitamin E: A master in healing damaged skin, thereby giving birth to a whole new skin. Eat food products like avocados, nuts, and sunflower seeds.
  • Vitamin C: Do you know Vitamin C is the source pf happy skin? If not, then let us tell you vitamin C is one such nutrient which helps in production of collagen in the skin which in turn is responsible to keep the skin plump and elastic. Eat food products like oranges, berries, citrus fruits, kiwis and other vegetables to keep the skin in a good shape.
  • In addition to all these, make sure to add anti-oxidant rich food like strawberries, blue berries and the rest of the summer fruits in your diet.

 

Do not Welcome Sudden Weight Loss or Gain: Sudden weight loss or gain can prove to be one of the leading causes of stretch marks. Therefore, avoid such sudden change. Make sure to maintain your weight through a balanced diet eating and exercise as well. Stop eating once you feel satisfied rather than overeating as it will cause a weight gain and cause stretch marks.

Workout is a Must: Make sure to exercise every single day to maintain the elasticity of your skin. This way you’ll be able to maintain your weight which will not give rise to stretch marks.

Dry Brushing All the Way: Cultivate the habit of dry brushing of your skin. Dry brushing of skin helps in exfoliating the skin which in turn removes all the dead skin cells to prevent or banish stretch marks.

With all that being said, we will conclude on the note that though stretch marks looks ugly and pesky, they are not impossible to get rid of. Follow the above mentioned tips in case you are suffering from this problem and stay healthy and happy!!!