We completely understand that stretch marks can make you feel self-conscious and have a serious impact on your confidence levels, too. Chin up, buttercup! We have put together a quick list of nifty tips which will help you rid your body of these marks for good.
Stretch marks are a sensitive topic with most women across the globe. Before you read on, it iscriticalthat you understand that there is absolutelynothingto be ashamed of. Stretch marks can occur for a number of reasons - pregnancy, rapid weight loss or gain, geneticfactors, stress and changes in lifestyle. In a nutshell, the visible lines form when your skin is stretched beyond its flexible capacity in a short period of time and the natural cycle of collagen production is interrupted.
At Swimwear World, we are big believers in the power of exfoliation and we have spoken about its beauty benefits several times on this blog. What you probably do not know, is that exfoliation is an extremely effective way to banish stretch marks quickly.Scrubbing removes the buildup of dead skin cells on the upper layer of your dermis and gives way to spanking new skin below, thus making your stretch marks fade much faster that any drugstore cream would. Psst...make your own scrub with coffee granules and olive oil. The coffee will refresh your skin and reduce the appearance of the marks within a couple of weeks, whilst the olive oil will keep your skin feel soft.
When it comes to beauty and health, aloe vera is a magical ingredient with more benefits than you can possibly imagine. One such benefit, and perhaps the most important one, is that aloe vera can be used to get rid of stretch marks. How does it work, you ask? Well, aloe vera is absolutely brimming plant collagen, which helps to build the human skin as well. The pure aloe vera gel is always the most effective - we recommend that you apply it directly to your skin and leave it for an hour so that your skin can soak up all the goodness that this super plant has to offer. After sixty minutes are up, wash it off with lukewarm water. Repeat this ritual every day for the best results.
We could harp on about the importance of moisturizing for hours on end. By now, you should know the drill, the perks and the technique. Keeping your skin supple and hydrated is one of the most important factors in reducing the visibility of stretch marks and preventing new ones from forming. Moisturize twice a day, giving extra attention to the areas which are marked. You can also substitute almond oil for your regular moisturizer. Almond oil is packed with vitamin E which is pivotal for banishing stretch marks for good.
Your diet and overall health can make a world of difference to the appearance of your stretch marks and the likelihood that more will develop in the future. Ensure that you are drinkingat leasteight glasses of water every day, load up on fresh fruits and vegetables, take your multivitamins every morning, clock in seven hours of sleep and take out the time to de-stress yourself.