Stretch marks are marks on the skin that are caused due to extreme stretching of the skin. It is not permanent marks. If you take proper care at proper time it disappears with time. Stretch marks looks like stripes over skin. some areas are prone to stretch marks such as stomach, legs, buttocks and breasts though stretch marks can appear nearly anywhere on your body.
Stretch marks occur when there is a sudden increase in weight or deposit of fat in an area. These things create extreme stretching of the skin and the skin can not return to its original condition easily. Pregnant women suffer stretch marks on their belly as it develops very first.
Adolescents also get stretch marks as they go through rapid growth spurts and thus develop stretch marks. Body builders, weightlifters also suffer the problem of stretch marks as they make muscles. When our skin goes beyond its natural elasticity, our skin fibers that are very tiny in size are torn away and create marks.
But stretch marks should be treated as early as possible. A diet in which major portion is fluid is necessary to keep your skin hydrated and moisturized. Drink as much as fruit juice and enough plain water. But one thing should be maintained – the juice should not be sweetened by anything because sugar decreases the water level of our body. But apart from a good diet a regular skin care is necessary to delete the stretch marks of the body.
For pregnant women it is advised to massage oil on their belly to increase the elasticity of the skin. Jojoba oil, coconut oil, olive oil are appropriate for this purpose. Creams containing aloe vera, jojoba oil, vitamin –E, cocoa butter or shea butter are good to remove stretch marks especially those are new.
Exfoliation with the help of natural ingredients is must to remove the layers of dead skin and to unveil soft and fresh layer of skin. Take oatmeal and baking soda. Mix it in milk and use it for exfoliation. But after exfoliation massage a good moisturizer or cream on those parts. A regular exercise also is needed to repair the torn fiber but always take the professional help in this matter.