The Stretch Marks Bible: A Blog to Learn How to Get Rid of Stretch Marks
A site dedicated to helping individuals get rid of their stretch marks.
When it comes to stretch marks, there are many different ways to treat them. The best way is naturally, since you don’t have to worry about side effects. There are some treatments that are more effective than others, but the key is finding what works for you.
In this blog, you will find information about how stretch marks form, what causes them and which treatments work best. You’ll also learn about some common myths that surround this common skin problem and why they’re just not true.
Stretch marks are a problem that affects both men and women. This can be a very traumatic experience for some people as they do not know how to deal with the marks. Some people even end up feeling self-conscious about the stretch marks.
There are various reasons why stretch marks occur. One of the most common reasons is the rapid loss or gain of weight. When you lose weight, the skin on your body becomes loose and it forms stretch marks. Similarly, when you gain weight, this causes your skin to become stretched which leads to the formation of stretch marks. Another reason why stretch marks occur is when you have children. When a woman’s belly expands during pregnancy, this also causes her skin to become stretched which results in stretch marks forming on her body.
It is normal for stretch marks to appear on your body at any age but they usually appear on teenagers during puberty because their bodies change rapidly during this time of their lives. The appearance of these marks can make them feel embarrassed about themselves so it is important for them to learn how to get rid of these marks.
It is important to note that there are many myths surrounding stretch marks but it is important for you to understand what these myths are before you start applying various treatments on your body because some treatments may actually
In order to get rid of stretch marks you need to get a proper understanding of stretch marks first. Learning what stretch marks are, what causes them and how they can be treated is essential to getting rid of them.
What Are Stretch Marks?
Stretch marks are tears in the deeper layers of skin that occur when the skin is stretched beyond its limits. Stretch marks are often caused by pregnancy, obesity or rapid growth spurts during adolescence. In some cases they do run in families. The tears in the skin cause scar tissue to form which appear as red lines on the surface of the skin that over time fade to white or silver.
Stretch marks are a form of scarring caused by the breaking down and over-stretching of collagen fibers in the middle layer of skin (dermis) during periods of rapid growth, for example during puberty. When the dermis is stretched too quickly, the elastic fibers can break down leaving scars.
Stretch marks appear as pink or purplish streaks that fade to white over time. They usually occur on the stomach, breasts, upper arms, thighs and buttocks. Applying pure cocoa butter oil to your abdomen during pregnancy will help prevent stretch marks. Apply it daily and be generous with the amount you use.
If you are already developing stretch marks a good treatment is to mix pure cocoa butter with vitamin E oil (each available from health food stores). This may also help prevent further stretch marks from occurring.
It is important when buying cocoa butter to make sure you get 100% pure cocoa butter. It should not contain any ingredients or additives as these may reduce its effectiveness or cause an allergic reaction. The same applies to Vitamin E oil – it should be 100% Vitamin E oil with nothing added.
What are stretch marks?
Stretch marks, also known as striae, are a form of scarring on the skin with an off-color hue. Over time they may diminish, but will not disappear completely. Stretch marks are caused by tearing of the dermis and can occur during rapid growth or stretching of the skin. During pregnancy stretch marks commonly develop on the abdomen, breasts, thighs, hips and buttocks.
Stretch marks may also be influenced by hormonal changes associated with puberty, hormone replacement therapy, bodybuilding and hormonal deficiencies (associated with Cushing’s syndrome).
In men stretch marks are most commonly found in body builders and weightlifters. This is due to rapid gain in muscle mass which results in rapid stretching of the skin. When steroids are used for bodybuilding purposes this increases the likelihood of developing stretch marks.
In women stretch marks frequently develop during pregnancy due to the rapid stretching of the abdominal area as the fetus grows. Estrogen, cortisol and glucocorticoid hormones all increase in pregnancy and may play a role in stretch mark formation. Some researchers believe that these hormones weaken collagen fibers resulting in the development of stretch marks.
The most common indications of stretch marks are pink or reddish lines in the skin that can be as small as a few millimetres, but can also be several centimetres long. The pink colour is caused by an increased blood flow to the area where stretch marks occur. When this is left untreated, the stretch marks will turn into a whitish-silver colour.
The occurrence of stretch marks is mainly determined by the amount of collagen produced in the skin. Collagen is a protein that provides strength and elasticity in the skin. When there is an increase in weight or rapid growth, not enough collagen can be produced to keep up with these changes, and as a result, stretch marks appear on the surface of the skin.
Stretch marks often develop when your body grows faster than your skin can keep up with. Pregnancy hormones also cause your skin to become more elastic.