Pregnancy, weight gain, or any condition that has resulted in excessive stretching of the skin can lead to unsightly stretch marks. Topical treatments can help to reduce the appearance of stretch marks; however complete removal can be difficult. There are some creams that can lessen their appearance and prevent new ones from appearing. Take a look at some suggestions to explore the best stretch mark cream for you.
Stretch Mark Cream
Stretch mark creams that contain liposomes allow the moisturizer to seep through and repair damaged skin. Creams with liposomes and emus oil for instance, enable your skin to soak up the active ingredients to heal and protect your skin.
Look for a stretch mark removal cream which contain ingredients such as, elastin, collagen or vitamin E, which help to increase circulation and repair your skins elasticity. These products help to reduce the appearance of existing stretch marks and prevent from future re-occurrence.stretch mark removal
Consider a stretch mark cream with retin A or Tretinoin, these products are good for the reduction of new stretch marks. These ingredients are less effective when used on older stretch marks.
Shea Butter or Coco Butter
Shea and coco butter contain some great properties that are able to prevent and greatly reduce the appearance of stretch marks. Creams that contain either or both of these ingredients are extremely beneficial to the reduction and prevention of stretch marks. An even better alternative is to look for pure unrefined coco butter or sheer butter which would have an even more remarkable effect. Apply the cream twice daily after showering.
Older scars can be improved with a stretch mark cream containing firming agents to reform the texture of your skin. Recent skin care treatments are renowned to contain ingredients like healing garden snail secretions, promoted for toning down the discoloration and scarring of older stretch marks, as well as other skin problems such as acne scars or sun spots.
Drinking plenty of water is also important if you want to reduce the appearance of stretch marks as it improves the elasticity of the skin, rehydrates the skin, and gives the skin a natural glow. It is advisable to drink between 8 to 10 glasses of water a day if you want to reduce the appearance of stretch marks.
Some extra tips
Follow a simple daily exercise routine such as walking for 20 minutes a day. This will increase your chances of getting rid of stretch marks.
Eat around six small meals a day, as your body is able to digest the food better, try not to eat after 8pm.
For the best results when it comes to using stretch mark cream follow the manufactures instructions. Most creams if used properly will begin to show improvements within 4 weeks.
Pregnant women should check with a health care practitioner before using any kind of stretch mark cream to ensure that the ingredients are safe.