What Has Caused My Stretch Marks
It’s a fact that 70% of all women develop stretch marks during their lives, the most common time being both during and after pregnancy.
They can however develop at any time, especially after periods of growth; after weight gain, or intensive exercise at the gym – athletes and body builders are particularly at risk because of this fact.
Stretch Marks are not limited to Women – Men can get them too….
Causes Of Stretch Marks
Stretch marks develop when the skin is stretched during a fast increase in body mass, although usually flexible and quite elastic, the skin simply cannot keep up, its regular growth and healing cycle being slower than the growth. the skin cells are effectively torn instead of stretching and the collagen and elastin levels that normally keep the skin flexible can reduce.
This results in scarring developing in the under layer of the skin (the Dermis) with the outer layer (the Epidermis) becoming thinner and more transluscent.
These two factors combine to cause the very distinctive look of stretch marks – red streaks that in time fade to a shiny silvery white.
- Elastin – Is responsible for maintaining the fibres that form the skins connective tissues – these help to give the skin its suppleness.
- Collagen – keeps these connective tissues strong, rigid, yet retaining their flexibility
Stretch Marks could in theory develop anywhere, but are most commonly found on the buttocks, breasts, stomach and hips
They can also be caused by genetic factors along with long term dehydration and vitamin deficiency.
How To Reduce Stretch Marks
It has been shown that by replenishing the levels of collagen and elastin that the appearance of stretch marks can be greatly reduced, and in many cases totally removed.
One skin care company – Leading Edge Health have after intensive research and development produced a scientifically proven serum that can help reduce the appearance of stretch marks and will in time get rid of them all together.
The product is called Skinception Intensive Stretch Mark Therapy and has been shown to help rebalance the delicate levels of collagen and elastin, reducing redness and smoothing the skin, boosting its elasticity.
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