Unfortunately, the skin doesn’t return to its initial form if it was forced by a pregnancy, a rapid growth or by sudden increases or decreases in weight. The skin damages by tearing of the elastic fibers, which leads to stretch marks. Read More
There are several options regarding the treatment of stretch marks:
- Dermabrasion and chemical peels
Dermabrasion or chemical peels can be used in fading stretch marks. Interventions by laser is also a revolutionary and modern method of solving the skin imperfections, including stretch marks. The outcome of any treatment depends on several factors like age, skin color and even diet.
- Creams and lotions
Producers of creams, lotions and oils on the market promise they make stretch marks disappear. Even if some are effective, most do not have visible effects. Creams and other skin products are more effective in preventing stretch marks. Therefore, pregnant women should begin preventive treatment before their abdomen becomes prominent. Most often, the doctor is the best to recommend the most efficient cream for the prevention of stretch marks during pregnancy.
- Diet and Exercise
A heathy skin begins with a healthy and varied diet. Water, also plays an important role in maintaining the optimal level of elasticity of the skin. Drink plenty of fluids, especially water. Caffeine increases the risk of stretch marks.
Stretch marks can result from nutritional deficiencies. Eat foods which have a role in maintaining healthy skin:
– Zinc-rich foods: nuts, fish
– Vitamins A, C, D, carrots, citrus fruits and milk
– Protein: eggs, lean meat.