What is stretch marks and how to remove them

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During their life most women will be affected by the problem of stretch marks. If future moms are in front line, they are not alone. These colored streaks which end up whitening, are indeed formed when the elasticity of the skin is stretched/ put to the test. Fortunately, even if making stretch marks disappear is difficult, a number of solutions exist to permanently reduce them.

What is a stretch mark?

First red or purplish, stretch marks appear mainly on the abdomen, underarms, breasts or even inside the thighs. It is also during this period that the various treatments, and in particular those using the healing and restorative properties of the snail slime, prove to be the most effective. Over time, marks will whiten. This change means that the healing process is under way. As a result, stretch marks become much less easy to erase.

Causes of Stretch Marks

These painless and easily recognizable streaks are in fact scars. They result from a distortion or tearing of the elastic layers of the dermis. There are several causes for their formation. Stretch marks usually happen during pregnancy. On average, 30% of expectant mothers are affected by stretch marks. In the same way, when important weight variations, when the suppleness of the skin is very solicited, they can make their appearance. During adolescence, the production of cortisol limits the production of collagen, essential to the elasticity of the skin. Growth spurt can then cause epidermal fissures, the first stretch marks. They concern about 10% of young people. Long-term cortisone treatments or Cushing's syndrome also produce similar effects.

Which natural treatments for removing stretch marks?

Even if it is impossible to remove a stretch well installed, we can nevertheless reduce the appearance.

Local treatments to reduce stretch marks

→ Gentle scrub

A delicate scrub can be made with simple ingredients such as sugar, honey, mango or coffee grounds. Applied weekly, it offers a peel that leaves the skin finer and ready to be hydrated. You can also turn to Maison royer scrub with snail slime. Combined with black sand and apricot powder, it offers skin an exfoliation and peel, while moisturizing, nourishing and repairing. A combo of properties ideal to erase stretch marks!

→ Creams and massage oils

Massage with oils and stretch mark creams can reduce inflammation, accelerate healing, improve skin elasticity and help make it more toned. We advise you to use Palmer’s products. Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Massage Lotion helps visibly improve skin elasticity and reduce the appearance of stretch marks.

→ A healthy lifestyle to reduce stretch marks

In everyday life it is possible to reduce and slow the appearance of stretch marks. Drinking at least 1.5 L of mineral water every day leaves the skin more hydrated and supple.

→ A balanced diet to regulate stretch marks

As said before, the variations on the scale are harmful to the skin and accelerate the development of stretch marks.

We recommend eating a balanced diet and avoiding fatty foods, tobacco, caffeine and alcohol. Not to mention that they lead to premature ageing of the skin.

Prevent stretch marks by pampering your skin

As previously explained, once installed the stretch mark does not disappear, at best it is refined with time and different treatments. That's why prevention must be a priority to avoid stretch marks.

Preventing stretch marks means taking care of your body and skin with a few tips.

- Adopt a healthy lifestyle

We can not emphasize this enough : Keeping a steady weight and a varied diet provides a constant supply of vitamins and minerals. Drinking water and / or green tea in quantity while having regular physical activity, tones muscles and skin.

- Protect and moisturize your skin

Before any exposure to the sun the application of a UV protection index 30 or higher, is recommended. Nourishing and moisturizing the skin with natural vegetable oils such as sweet almond, rose hip, hazelnut or avocado is very appropriate. You can also use Royer body milk with snail slime highly moisturizing or Pampers Tummy Butter for Stretch Marks Do more in-depth care.

Regularly scrub the whole body keeps the epidermis healthy, eliminates dead cells and forces cell regeneration.

Find Royer products at Ucare Aeon Mall Sen Sok and Ucare Pasteur Find Palmers product in all our stores.

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