With the summer months just around the corner, many are trying to get their body swimsuit ready. And one thing on the list to take care of is those stretch marks.
There are a couple reasons why women may have these white colored streaks on their thighs, belly, hips, breasts, upper arms and even the lower back. One is post pregnancy and the other is significant weight loss.
“A stretch mark occurs when there is a breakdown in the dermis which can also be referred to as a fracture of the dermis, as well,” said the spokesperson at Skin Care Heaven based in Carlsbad. “A stretch mark indicates that our skin has become fatigued when it was stretched during a weight gain or pregnancy and is having a hard time returning to its original shape and length.”
While there are many products on the market for stretch mark treatments, Skin Care Heaven has voted on their favorite ones to help rejuvenate the skin.
The first is called Lierac Phytolastil Gel.
“This topical is widely used in Europe and is known for treating and preventing stretch marks during pregnancy with a bio-element formula,” she said. “Lierac uses natural bio-nutrients like ivy, horsetail, and alchemlia to jumpstart a fibro-blast synthesis which helps fade stretch marks at a clinical level.”
Another product which can be used alone or in adjunct with the Lierac Phytolastil Gel is the Crystal Peel Microdermabrasion Exfoliating Soap Body Bar. Skin care professionals are also calling it the first easy-to-use body microdermabrasion at-home program.
The soap bar lathers quickly while it buffs away dead skin cells which leave skin toned and luminous.
“The Crystal Peel Microdermabrasion Exfoliating Soap Body Bar is also clinically proven to treat ingrown hairs, stretch marks, cellulite, and eczema,” the spokesperson shared.
While choosing the best stretch mark treatments, other preventative tips include:
• Maintain a healthy weight
• Include a diet rich with zinc such as nuts, fish or natural supplements such as a premium oyster powder
• Eat foods with healthy levels of vitamins A, C, and D
• Drink plenty of water
• Keep the skin firm with daily moderate exercise
Before starting any stretch mark therapy, especially when pregnant, it’s always advised to speak with your health care professional.
Here’s to summer filled with beautiful and healthy looking skin.