Human skin is sufficiently elastic and constantlyregenerates. At considerable damages healthy cells of the epidermis are replaced by connective tissue - so may appear different scars and scars. Stretch marks occur due to various reasons, and are able to deliver enough grief.
Why there are stretch marks
The problem faced appearance of stretch marksmany women. Buy this cosmetic defect is simple. Unsightly stretch marks occur mostly on the abdomen and thighs, and their appearance are subject to the chest and buttocks, and sometimes stretch marks may appear in other places.
The appearance of stretch marks, or striae, may be due to the following factors:
- significant weight gain and dramatic weight loss after it, including the process of carrying a pregnancy and subsequent breast-feeding;
- all sorts of hormonal disorders, including nulliparous women;
- a sedentary lifestyle and a subsequent decrease in the activity of metabolic processes, the deterioration of the water balance in the body;
- immoderate sports training;
- hereditary predisposition.
How to get rid of stretch marks
Cosmetologists say that the fight againstinveterate stretch marks are very difficult to remove completely the deep stretch marks can only be by means of surgical methods. However, to make them much less noticeable real. To prevent the appearance of stretch marks or reduce the severity of existing stretch marks, skin should be actively moisturize and massage. For such care are ideal natural plant oil, cold pressed, preserved in its structure a maximum of useful substances. The oil moisturizes the skin, saturate it with vitamins and microelements, strengthening and promoting recovery and preventing the appearance of damage.
Stretch marks during pregnancy
Many women face the problem of the emergence ofstretch marks due to pregnancy. Carrying a child is a serious challenge for the female body, growing belly and the increasing body weight may not be the best way to influence muscle tone and skin condition. In the field of increasing the volume (on the abdomen, thighs and breasts) there is a significant stretching of the skin, often accompanied by rupture of fibers and scarring in the form of stretch marks. To future skin retained the elasticity and firmness, stretch mark prevention should start during pregnancy. It is important to care was a natural, without additional load on the body. Follow a few rules of skin care products is simple, the result of such manipulations will justify itself - with regular application on the problem areas of vegetable and essential oils skin moisturized, heal microdamages and leveled relief. The systematic use of oil increases skin elasticity.
To prevent the appearance of stretch marks fitmany kinds of essential and fatty oils. Importantly, there pregnancy contraindications for certain essential oils (due to their properties to cause uterine contractions). Also note that the content of essential oil in the mixture should not exceed 2.1% (per tablespoon base oil - no more than two drops of ether). MirSovetov recommended to apply oil or oily mixture on the problem areas daily, massaging the skin with light strokes and tweaks. You can also use wrapping problem areas, apply compresses and take baths with oils.
Recommendations for use
The most suitable oils to combat stretch marks is traditionally considered to be wheat germ oil, olive and flaxseed. It is also effective to use more exotic jojoba oil and cocoa.
Wheat germ oil is considered to berecord among oil content of vitamin E and is a real treasure trove of nutrients, thus effectively moisturizes, promotes the production of collagen, stimulates the metabolism and regeneration processes.
Olive oil contains a set of "vitaminsBeauty "- A, C and E to combat stretch marks is used since ancient times. It is hypoallergenic, easy and effective means to prevent the appearance of stretch marks. Olive oil can be used as the base oil in the preparation of a mixture or used separately as a prevention of, and reducing the existing extensions.
Jojoba oil is close to the human skin cell structure, while rapidly absorbed, deeply nourishes the skin and restores it after the damage.
Cocoa butter is absorbed quickly, efficiently moisturizes and nourishes, has healing properties, restores skin elasticity.
How to apply oil on the stretch marks
It is recommended to apply oil on stretch marksclean skin problem areas - one or two times a day, easily rubbing. Wait until the oil is absorbed into the skin, then blot excess oil with a paper towel. Such procedures will improve the blood circulation, will prepare the skin for the intended loads, strengthen collagen. Applied to the skin of a cream oil after rubbing is required.
There are many recipes for scrubs fight stretch marks:
- Mix equal amount (100 g) of the saltsugar, coffee grounds or honey, add a third cup oil against stretch marks (olive, almond or another of your choice). Mix thoroughly to obtain a homogeneous mixture. Apply in the shower massaging on wet skin, promassiruyte with scrub problem areas - stomach and buttocks in a circular motion, the region of the waist and hips - vertical. After washing off the scrub, apply a skin moisturizer or body lotion.
- Half a cup of coffee finely ground brew hotboiled water and leave to cool for fifteen minutes, after which the coffee thick gruel, add one tablespoon of rosehip oil (or wheat germ oil). In the resulting scrub can also add a few drops of citrus essential oils - or rosemary oil, Helichrysum or patchouli.
- Grind the dried peel of one grapefruit, addit 100 g of coffee grounds and a half tablespoon olive oil and cream. Apply the scrub on the body, carefully promassiruyte problem areas for 10-15 minutes, then rinse off the scrub with warm running water.
Essential oils from the stretch
Natural essential oils have a positive effect on theskin condition, improve its protective function, normalize metabolism, stimulate regeneration. In order to avoid the appearance of stretch marks or reduce their depth and number, you can use rubbing, wrapping with essential oils. In this regard, well proven oil of geranium, helichrysum, lavender, rosemary, neroli, mandarin, patchouli and orange and rose oil. When using essential oils is important to smell the money used caused pleasant emotions. Furthermore, it should be noted that the essential oils are not applied to the skin undiluted, they are mixed together and then added in small amounts to a neutral base oil (basis per tablespoon added no more than one or two drops of essential oils). To make aromabath essential oil of stretching should be pre-mixed with an emulsifier (sea salt, cream, honey, infusion of herbs). After taking a bath the skin should not wipe with a towel, it should dry herself.
Recipes home remedies with essential oils from the stretch
- Toning Oil - 30 ml of base oil (your choice) add 2 drops of essential oil of lavender and orange, and 1 drop of neroli.
- The agent for the prevention of stretch marks - mix 2 drops of lavender oil and peppermint, 3 drops of essential oil of geranium, add the resulting mixture to 20 ml of wheat germ oil.
- Rose oil from chronic stretch marks - Mix 5 tablespoons of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of wheat germ oil, add 8 drops of rose oil.
- Relaxing oil - to 30 ml of almond oil add 15 ml of wheat germ oil and 3 drops patchouli essential oil, grapefruit and 2 drops of ylang-ylang.
The prepared oil mixture should be stored incool place in tightly closed containers of dark glass. Remember that the oil for stretch marks effectively acts when used regularly over several months - for such care skin will thank you refreshed and beaming.