You have a beautiful body but you’re conscious of your marks? DON’T BE! Fun fact: almost 80 percent of the women have these marks. I’ll tell you, the best thing is to have your focus on having your skin smooth and moisturised, I’m talking sauna and spas and all that steamy stuff! This is probably the easiest way to have them less visible. There are many other ways that i will just be mentioning also so listen up ladies!
It’s recommended moisturising three or four times a day with products that contain cocoa butter or shea butter as a prime ingredient. Massage the moisturiser deep into breasts, belly, hips, and buttocks. Many products claim to “repair” stretch marks. But only a few work. Here’s a rundown of the products available for stretch mark removal and what they can — and cannot — do..
- Wheat Germ Oil: There is not much scientific data on whether home remedies for stretch marks, such as wheat germ oil, can help. One recent study did find it helped to improve stretch marks in their early phase.
- Glycolic Acid: Glycolic acid is an alpha-hydroxy acid. It most likely works on stretch marks by boosting collagen production. Glycolic acid can also be administered in higher doses by a dermatologist. Treatment typically requires three or four visits before results will appear.
- Vitamin C: Certain formulations of vitamin C may also increase collagen production and help early-stage stretch marks. For maximum effect, combine with glycolic acid. Vitamin C supplements may also be effective. 500 milligrams three times a day is suggested.
- Peptide-Containing Products: Peptide-containing products are widely marketed as “repair” creams and are a waste of time and money. Despite commercial claims, there is no convincing data that these work.
You are more likely to get stretch marks if your weight gain is more than average in pregnancy. Most women gain between 10kg and 12.5kg (22 to 28lb) in pregnancy, although weight gain varies a great deal from woman to woman. How much weight you gain depends on your weight before you were pregnant. It’s important that you don’t diet to lose weight when you’re pregnant, but you should eat a healthy, balanced diet.
Honestly this is what I always say, keep the best care you can of your skin. Invest in expensive creams and all that jazz. I personally recommend just having a good routine for exercise, jogging and then sauna. Rub those oils and get in there!
Have a good day.
Redah Misbah Qureshi
Depilex – Beauty Clinic & Institute