Getting Rid of Stretch Marks

Blog, Skin Treatments

Getting rid of stretch marks is usually something you need to be willing to invest some time and energy into unless you want to do something professional at a clinic.

Those stretch marks are caused by the suddenness of growth causing the connective tissue under the skin to break, leaving discolouring and an uneven skin tone. The skin, to handle or avoid these needs to produce a high amount of collagen. Collagen is the protein in the skin, which helps keep it elasticated. Collagen is naturally produced by the body but often not at the needed quantities to keep up with something like pregnancy or body building.

Certain vitamins are excellent to take as a preventive measure. Vitamin C is particularly known to help with the body’s creation of collagen. Vitamin E is also great for your skin. If you combine some of these supplements along with moisturising regularly any areas prone to stretch marks this can help your skin keep up with the growth and hopefully help you avoid any new stretch marks.

To get rid of your already existing stretch marks both those vitamins and moisturising are a good place to start. There are many home remedies suggested out there, such as sugar for exfoliating or aloe vera, cocoa butter or olive oil for moisturising. There are also egg whites and lemon juice for some gentle bleaching.  All of these are good to try but it is important to remember that the best time to treat any stretch marks is in the early stage while they are still red before they fade to a silver-grey.

If all of this feels like too much work or you do not have the time or energy to put into it, then the other strong alternative out there is laser. Lasers work very effectively to get rid of or at least fade stretch marks. Check here to find out further information about our stretch mark removal services at Pulse Light Clinic.