You might be wondering, How can you get rid of stretch marks? That’s a question that every mother, bodybuilder, or those who’ve ever gained or lost a lot of weight over a short period. First of all, know that you are not alone in this predicament. It is evident that stretch marks aren’t just limited to any particular sex, race, or religion. They are pretty much an equal opportunity problem. No matter what your friends or relatives may tell you, it can be cured, just try not to expect an overnight success story. It’s something you’ll have to invest some time in unless you’re financially independent enough to afford a procedure such as microdermabrasion, which is sanding off the top layers of your skin.
Millions of creams, potions, and other products claim to be able to remove stretch marks yet very few come through with a winning result. However, these same creams can be used in other ways. They can, over time, slightly reduce the appearance of stretch marks, but bear in mind that stretch marks are red to begin with fading to white over time – don’t confuse this change in color with what that new stretch mark cream is doing for you! Prevention is a great way for getting rid of stretch marks before they even occur. If you can avoid fast weight gain – this applies to bodybuilder’s as well as those who overeat then this means you’re less likely to get stretch marks. Prevention techniques work the same way as regenerative methods, helping the skin become suppler can only make for a healthier you and healthier skin.
Keeping your skin healthy is of utmost importance in the battle against stretch marks, and one of your best weapons is a high-quality stretch mark cream that is applied daily. Doing this will ensure your skin is ready to handle most any stress you can put on it, and it will help decrease your chances of getting stretch marks. Many people will argue that stretch mark creams haven’t been proven to remove stretch marks completely, but no one can claim that they don’t improve the skin’s ability to stretch without tearing, and that’s all that matters.
There’s a ton of products you can buy if you’re not interested in a high-quality stretch mark cream. Off the top of my head, I can think of a couple of oils: Jojoba and Castor; some kinds of butter like shea and cocoa; and, of course, the vitamins: A, C, and E. You can also help yourself by eating right and staying hydrated because water is vital! Why? Well aside from the numerous health benefits, it also helps the cells in your skin regrow faster.
The most popular item on that list has got to be Vitamin E creams. It’s an ingredient in a lot of the more popular stretch mark creams. Not the only one, of course, but still an honorable mention in the heavy hitters. Whether you choose to use these “homemade” recipes or put your trust in a high-quality stretch mark cream, the choice is yours. Pick something you can afford and something you feel comfortable with.