Stretch marks are often very annoying for people who have them. Indeed, they look like small scars and can appear on the chest, stomach, buttocks or legs. They usually appear due to sudden weight gain. Stretch marks can be red or purplish, however with time they lighten and become white in color due to which they are often confused with scars.
What are the factors causing the appearance of stretch marks?
– As we mentioned earlier, weight gain is the main factor for the appearance of stretch marks
– Hormonal changes can cause stretch marks as well
– Use of corticosteroids can affect the elasticity of the skin
– Heredity plays a major role
To avoid this unsightly phenomenon it is important to try to maintain the weight. Being overweight or losing weight makes consequences on your skin and in particular its elasticity.
However it is quite possible to prevent their occurrence and to significantly reduce their visibility. We invite you to discover the virtues of an essential oil to help you avoid the occurrence of this phenomenon.
You can use the essential oil of your choice whether flax seed oil, coconut oil, olive oil, cod liver oil, or vitamin E based oil. They will all be highly effective to eliminate stretch marks and to prevent them. The ideal is to massage the area with the selected oil that will stimulate the production of collagen and elastin in order to regain a firm and elastic skin.
You can also use aloe vera gel which, thanks to its richness in nutrients, will fight against inflammation and skin disorders, wrinkles, eczema or stretch marks. To reduce the visibility of stretch marks you can also exfoliate your skin once a week. This will remove dead skin cells so that your skin can restructure.