The medical name of stretch marks is stria. They are pale subcutaneous scars and are located in the places of the greatest stretching of the skin. The general health of striae is not influenced, but worried (especially women) due to changes in the appearance of the skin.
Stretch marks on the skin are not pleasant, but generally harmless. Stria can appear both in women and men, the main reason – a sharp set of weight.
Causes of striae
Stretch marks can appear due to a malfunction in the hormonal system of the body, due to a sharp weight drop, not only from the smaller to the larger, but also from the larger to the smaller, i.e. because of sharp weight loss. Almost all women have stretch marks due to pregnancy and breastfeeding. With the increase in the volume of the abdomen, the skin on it stretches, and the subcutaneous layer of cells becomes thinner. The subcutaneous epithelium is unable to update them to new cells, due to which there is an excessive connective tissue filling the "cavity". It is she who has whitish or light pink color and so differs in structure from the basic dermis.
- One of the reasons for the appearance of stretch marks may be an insufficient elasticity of the skin, and a tendency to form cellulite, which is almost always inherited.
Removal of stretch marks at home
There are two ways to remove stretch marks: in the home conditions and with the help of medical intervention. When combating stretch marks in Home conditions it is advisable to use a three-stage system for caring for problem skin. This system includes the use of scrubs, rubbing healing solutions and massage.
Application of scrubs. Take the coffee grounds, add a little honey and massage the mass on the skin with stretch marks. With the help of a scrub removes the upper layer of the skin, consisting of keratinized cells. With the help of honey, the skin softens, and the coffee grounds cleans this layer.
The curative composition is rubbed into the skin after applying the scrub. You will need:
- jojoba oil;
- lemon juice.
Prepare it as follows: take 10 drops of extracts of lavender, rosemary, lemon juice. Stir these ingredients into 100 ml of jojoba oil. Place the solution for a day in a dark place. This solution can also be used as massage oil.
Massage on stretch marks can be carried out daily. Apply any cosmetic oil to the skin and massage the problem area, rubbing it gently with circular motions. Massage will cause additional blood flow to the problem areas, which will help to renew the skin on stretch marks. Of course, the resulting connective tissue will not disappear completely, but it will "close" the layer of the renewed epithelium, in other words, striae will not be visible.
Well a couple of times a week to do wraps with a composition of seaweed and active ingredients. Such compounds are sold in pharmacies in the form of gels, so it is very convenient to apply them. True, there are small tricks. Before wrapping, you do not need to take a shower, and the gel must necessarily be warm
Rub the skin with a napkin or a dry washcloth, apply the composition and wrap the body (abdomen, leg, etc.) with a wide food film so as not to disturb the blood supply. Lay down on the couch and cover yourself with a rug. It should not be hot. After 20 minutes, remove the film and wipe the composition off the body, then take a contrast shower.