Stretch marks are the visible scars on our skin caused by hormonal changes. Such changes may occur during puberty, pregnancy and fast weight loss (or gain), for instance. These striped lines are forever be indented on the skin of our thighs, hips, breasts, abdomen or any other part of our body.
Looking on the bright side, it is perfectly fine to have stretch marks. They are actual reminders of life on how we were. On the other hand however, try to lighten these scars is nothing to be ashamed of, as well.
When you try to search the net, you’ll find many ways to get rid of stretch marks. There are A LOT of topical creams, lotions and moisturizers that promise to make it all go away. Take note that not all are as effective and the others, of course. If nothing works, there are always laser treatments or cosmetic surgeries to fall on to. You’ll be surprised how many kinds offer treatments for stretch marks.
Since stretch marks are scarred tissues on the skin, the way to get rid of it is to take it out completely and let new skin takeover. That’s the wonder of science. Unless, you are willing to spend good money on surgical treatments, the stretch marks you have are there to stay. They may however be lightened but not totally “erased” with these simple tips below.
-Treating stretch marks as early as you can, may give you a good chance of lightening them at the least. Once you see the first signs of stretch marks, get those topical creams ready. Treat the area with the stretch marks with creams or moisturizers that contain good amounts of Vitamins A, C and E.
-While stretch marks are rather permanent scars on our bodies, we can try to lessen its appearance by cardio exercises like jogging, running or biking. (Get the health benefits of running in this article, here.) These exercises help tone up and firm the skins of our body and our overall health. I personally find running to lighten the marks on my thighs. They are still there, but are less visible to the eyes.