The skin is elastic, but to a certain extent only. Unduly strained, it sometimes stretches too much and the elastic deep fibers and collagen break. The stretch marks then crisscross the silhouette in prominent places, concerned with the distention of the skin, namely the belly, the breasts, the thighs, the hips, the belly and the buttocks. Targeted Pregnant women, people with rapid weight gain, and adolescents have high levels of cortisol in the blood, which is good for stretch marks. In this case, talk to your doctor. Are creams effective? The shelves of beauty and health merchants are full of anti-stretch mark creams. They contain collagen and elastin and must be used preventively. In the case of a pregnancy, it is quite possible. It is a question of massing it twice a day for at least five minutes each time as soon as your pregnancy test is positive! As a care, on existing stretch marks, the creams contain an anti-inflammatory and vitamin A which helps to reduce recent pink lines. However, do not wait for miracle creams whose action can only be superficial. Microdermabrasion with albumin crystals, practiced in institute or medical office, allows to renew the upper layers of the epidermis. It is a micro-peeling made with a pen that projects purified corundum crystals and sucks the cells of the skin to correct. The tissues are revitalized and this technique makes it possible to make new skin. The tattoo, practiced by a dermatologist, can color streaks caused by stretch marks and make-up in a sustainable way.
Our advice Easy and fast, the self-tanner colors the skin for a few days and makes it smoother. This is an easy way to fade stretch marks.
How I Prevent Stretch Marks with Body Skincare Products | Susan Yara (September 2020)