Having a clear, smooth and radiant skin is the dream of all women. Yet constantly exposed to external and internal factors and to the many traumas associated with weight gain and loss, pregnancy, and so on. The skin is often abused. Besides, among the problems that greatly impact its appearance are stretch marks. Discover the natural tricks that will help you to blend them and give your skin its elasticity and all its softness!
Stretch marks are cracks that usually manifest on the skin of the stomach, breasts, hips or thighs.
These visible streaks are the result of the stretching of the skin which causes a tearing of the fibers of the deep dermis, leaving stretch marks appear. Weight gain remains the main cause of the appearance of stretch marks, but other factors are also responsible for the appearance of this skin problem among which, pregnancy, hormonal changes as well as hereditary factors.
Note that women are much more concerned with this phenomenon. It is estimated that 80% of women have in one part of their bodies.
Although stretch marks are not dangerous, they remain difficult to eliminate. But thanks to the natural tricks, it is possible to attenuate them.
Hydrating your skin is very important to nourish it and preserve its elasticity, but also to prevent stretch marks. It is therefore essential to apply a moisturizer or oil daily to your body, stressing the risky parts such as the hips, the belly or the thighs.
If you prefer natural products, prepare your own moisturizing oil by mixing equal parts of aloe vera gels, wheat germ oil and olive oil.
These three ingredients are very effective in preventing the appearance of stretch marks but also reduce their appearance. Aloe vera especially helps to regenerate the tissues, while the other two ingredients are powerful moisturizers.
Vitamin E Oil:
Vitamin E oil is used for various cosmetic purposes, in particular for skin care. Indeed, this vitamin has powerful antioxidant powers, which confer anti-aging properties. It is also very nourishing and moisturizing and is particularly recommended for mature and dry skin. Vitamin E is mostly very effective in preventing and reducing stretch marks. By promoting the elasticity of the epidermis, it reduces the stretch of the skin which leads to the appearance of stretch marks, while its regenerative action of the skin helps to attenuate them.
Apply vitamin E oil daily on stretched skin or stretch marks.
Essential oils :
Used since the dawn of time to treat and prevent various health problems, essential oils are also highly prized for taking care of the skin. Each essential oil has specific properties (antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, soothing ...), which help fight against acne and other imperfections of the skin such as stretch marks.
To reduce the appearance of stretch marks, you should opt for essential oils of lavender, geranium rosat, patchouli, jasmine, Italian helichryse and myrrh. These oils have regenerative effects that slow down the aging of the skin, improve its elasticity and moisturize, which allows to repair damaged skin cells and thus to attenuate stretch marks.
It is recommended to dilute the essential oils in a carrier vegetable oil. You can for example, add a few drops of rosemary geranium oil to a tablespoon of almond oil and apply on the area to be treated.
Vitamin C is well known for its antioxidant effect, but also for its ability to boost the immune system to fight winter diseases. Now, this vitamin is also excellent for the skin. Indeed, vitamin C helps preserve the youth of the skin by fighting free radicals that promote its aging, but also stimulates the production of collagen, responsible for maintaining the firmness and elasticity of the skin. Vitamin C also helps to repair damaged skin cells. So many effects that will promote the regeneration of the skin and reduce the appearance of these unsightly streaks.
Thus, it is advisable to consume much more foods rich in vitamin C, such as citrus, pepper or kiwi. You can also increase your vitamin C intake, by opting for dietary supplements. Be sure to consult your doctor before starting a cure