Stretch marks can occur for a number of reasons. Pregnancy and child birth, genetics and weight fluctuations, among other factors, can influence the appearance and visibility of stretch marks all of your life. There are things you can do about them though; different things to conceal and heal the scars that bother you most.
Protein modifications on the surface of your skin can work to reduce scar tissue. Ingredients like vitamin K, when applied on a regular basis, will help to improve the condition and appearance of the scar. Also, be sure to include vitamin E in your skin regimen. If you happen to have a green thumb, grow an Aloe plant and apply the lotion from a snipped plant every day or other day.
The market for scar treatments is bustling with products, but you should read the instructions carefully before investing too much money. Many of them are time-sensitive and work best if you apply them immediately after the injury to the skin’s surface begins healing. Some promise to fade scars that you may have had for years too and you would be wise to first scour reviews online before buying.
Considering the fact that there are no strict FDA regulations, manufacturers can basically say whatever they want without fear of retribution. However; there should be a scar removal treatment available that will work on your particular problem.
Combining different ingredients you can buy at the grocery or a health food store can also help restore your scar to close to its original form or even more. Look for specific ingredients that will gently exfoliate your skin and follow up that procedure with nourishing elements. For example, rubbing lemon on the scar will cleanse away dead skin cells naturally.
Applying almond oil afterwards can provide the area with healthy nourishment and will also have a restorative effect. Glycerin too can be very beneficial to skin; it’s commonly used the world over by fisherman and other individuals over-exposed to harsh environments.
Depending on the location of your scar or scars, you may see improvements if you engage in regular exercises which specifically target that area of your body. Stretching is easy to do, and can greatly improve skin’s tone. The stronger the underlying muscles are, the better your skin will look too. For thighs and tummy, both areas particularly prone to scarring after childbirth or fluctuations with body weight, many exercise programs offer helpful routines to tone and trim.
A Better Diet
Your skin is an organ and as such, will thrive with a more balanced and nutritious diet. Eating leafy greens, nuts and fish that are rich in omega-3 essential oils tend to give skin a healthier glow and greater healing power. In general, what is healthy for the rest of your body will also be good for any areas that are scarred, so make the necessary changes in your diet that will improve your digestion, metabolic system and aid in weight management.
Any scarring on the surface of your skin will benefit from constant sources of moisture. Get in the habit of applying regular moisturizer after baths and showers, working out and before you go to bed.
While you don’t need to spend a fortune on an average moisturizer, you do need to read the label to ensure that the ingredients are natural and fortifying. Anything that sounds like a complicated chemical should be avoided, while simple and easy to pronounce things should be favored.
Tanning And Bronzers
Although changing the color of your skin will not get rid of a scar, it can do a lot to reduce the visibility of it. Get a natural tan using a product with a good sun protection factor or try one of a number of skin bronzers that can give you just the right glow to get gorgeous and make the scar seemingly disappear. Avoid tanning beds and salons, because they are speculated to be highly dangerous to your health. There are enough natural or nearly natural methods of tinting your skin that you shouldn’t have to resort to anything detrimental.
Depending on the age, type and location of your scar, surgery may be an option for you. It can be very expensive if it’s not covered by any insurance thought. Advancements have been made in recent years with lasers that make scar removal faster and cheaper though, so don’t discount it as an option simply because you don’t think you have adequate coverage. Talk to a specialist and see what your options are. Particularly if your scar is highly visible and prominent, you owe it to yourself to use whatever means may be available to you.
Learning to heal and conceal scars often requires a bit of experimentation. Study the different methodologies and discover what works best for you. Helping your skin to recover may take time, over the counter treatments or even serious medical attention. Becoming educated however, should be the first step you take.