If you thought that cellulite is the worst thing that can happen to you as a woman, you are wrong. Another aesthetic nightmare worried women around the world. Yes, these are the stretch marks.
What are stretch marks and why they appear?
Stretch marks are white, long lines, which arising from the stretching of the skin in certain parts of the body, and these are usually - buttocks, thighs, stomach, breasts and upper arms.
Why stretch marks come up? Most often, the appearance of stretch marks related to the period of pregnancy when the skin is naturally stretching due to the growth of the stomach, although it is not the only cause for the occurrence of stretch marks. Until the appearance of stretch marks can occur in girls during puberty due to the increased growth, changes in body weight, or a hormonal imbalance.
Stress, inadequate nutrition, reduced water intake, diets, poor physical activity are also prerequisites for the development of stretch marks and cellulite. Insufficient intake of water during the day, leads to dehydration and decreased metabolism, which leads to fluid and toxins retention in the subcutaneous tissue and appearance of stretch marks and cellulite.
Is it possible to prevent the appearance of stretch marks?
It is possible to prevent the appearance of stretch marks with adequate nutrition, physical activity and body skin care. When the stretch marks appear and are visible on the skin, it is not a sign of despair, but it is necessary to react in order to prevent their spreading.
It is impossible to remove stretch marks permanently, but they can be clearly reduced or be less conspicuous.
Are there any natural ways to treat stretch marks?
Skin is the largest human organ and is subject to aging, with side effects such as stretch, loss of elasticity, dehydration and the like. Skin in itself contains all the necessary materials that are necessary to maintain the suppleness and firmness. Therefore it is necessary that in certain ages of life, usually after twenty, start with the skin care treatment in order to prevent stretch marks and cellulite.
To replace the necessary components that skin normally contains, we need to bring them naturally from plant sources.
1. Olive, almond and castor oil
These three valuable vegetable oils are rich in all the essential fatty acids, vitamin A and E, which in synergy with other nutrients feed the skin and give it elasticity.
It is sufficient to massage the critical places with stretch marks by a few drops of these oils, and wrap in a towel. Allow the oil to operate as long as possible, so it is best to sleep and in the morning to take a shower.
2. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is known for its healing effect on all organic systems, but also has the beneficial effect on the skin. It possesses soothing properties and prevents inflammation and the appearance of various skin damages.
You can apply Aloe Vera to critical places with slight massaging, or to combined it with a mixture of oil which contains vitamin A and E and rub into the skin with stretch marks. This treatment is administered daily, once a day.
3. Egg whites
Egg whites are a good source of protein and amino acids, which tightens the skin and do not allow it to expand.
It is necessary to whisk two egg whites and apply the foam to the critical places with stretch marks. Leave foam of egg whites to stand as much as possible, then take a shower and wash the residue from the skin. After showering, rub a mild layer of olive oil on the skin. Repeat the treatment twice a week in order to see results.
4. Juice of potato
As a natural remedy to combat stretch marks, potato juice certainly helps. It contains enough vitamins and minerals that skin needed.
• Cut the potatoes in medium-sized thick slices.
• Take one of the pieces of potato and rub gently over the skin with stretch mark for a few minutes. Make sure the potato starch covering the affected area.
• Allow the potato juice works for a while, and then wash it off with lukewarm water.
5. Essential oils
In the fight against stretch marks, you can take advantage of some essential oils: oil of rosemary, lavender, jojoba, wheat germ and apricot. As with all essential oil intended for massage, they need to pre-diluted with some of the base oil (olive, almond, sesame oil) and then apply on the skin.