Everything about stretch marks

Stretch marks are also another word for growth marks. It often occurs during puberty, due to a lot of training or due to pregnancy. Stretch marks are not serious and completely normal. Many people, mainly women, suffer from it. There isn’t much you can do about it, but it is very annoying for many.

How do stretch marks form?

Stretch marks occur when the subcutaneous connective tissue is pulled apart by rapid growth. Stripes then appear, which may be red. They are several centimeters long. Stretch marks can also be caused by pregnancy hormones.
Stretch marks occur in places where the skin is tightest. These are mainly the buttocks, thighs, abdomen and breasts. There are few women who do not suffer from this. Some have it worse than others. There is nothing to be ashamed of because it is completely normal. As the stripes last longer, the redness will also decrease. If your skin tans due to the sun, you will see that the stripes become more visible. For some people, tanned skin reduces the stripes. That differs per person.
The special thing about stretch marks is that hairs no longer grow and there is no longer any sebum. You will also not excrete sweat from stretch marks. This is a special phenomenon and it indicates that your skin is broken, because it no longer functions. This skin damage cannot be repaired and can only reduce its visibility. More about that later.
In short, stretch marks occur when you grow faster than your skin can keep up with. Due to rapid growth during puberty, pregnancy, but also if you gain a lot of weight or quickly grow muscle in the gym. Your subcutaneous connective tissue then tears and that is what you see. It will also never recover.

What can you do about it?

There is little you can do about stretch marks and they will never disappear completely. There are more and more remedies and products on the market against stretch marks. You will have to try out what works well for you. A number of beauty salons and dermatologists work with the Skin Peeler. This device ensures that your stretch marks virtually disappear, although even with this you will always see them, although it is not as bad as in the beginning.
There are also various creams available at drugstores and pharmacies. You can find a cream that helps many people very well at Asian or Surinamese stores. It’s called Queen Helene Cocoa Butter Creme. It is a very greasy cream. Only apply this to your body and not to your face. Apply it to your stretch marks twice a day and you will see results after a few weeks. You can see various before and after videos on YouTube. This product is definitely worth a try.
To prevent more stretch marks, you can rub your skin with almond oil, which is very soothing . In any case, make sure you use a nourishing body lotion after showering. Showering dries out your skin very much and dry skin is more likely to develop stretch marks. Showering every day is therefore very bad. It is also important to eat healthy and drink plenty of water. This all contributes to beautiful and healthy skin.

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