What is a stretch mark?
Stretch marks, or striae gravidarum, is a unique type of scar. They tend to happen during rapid growth, such a puberty, pregnancy, excessive weight gain, or even weightlifting. As the skin is stretched the collagen is weakened and results in those tiny scars on the skin.
Beach body ready!
Staggeringly 90% of women are affected by stretch marks, how many women feel so frustrated by this phrase, but also maybe slightly self-conscious when it is bikini time.
So how can you treat a stretch mark?
As the skin is stretched, the collagen is weakened and damaged. This results in fine scars under the top layer of the skin. When they are new scars, they are pink, red, or brown in colour and this is when they are best tackled as there is blood and oxygen present in the area. Old scars that are silver in colour mightnot have as much success in treating them as new ones.
How to Help Treat Stretch Marks with SilDerm Stretch Mark Repair Cream
SilDerm™ Stretch Mark Repair Cream contains clinically proven ingredients Darutoside and Registril.
Darutoside is well known for its wound healing properties, and Registril works by stimulating collagen repair.
DARUTOSIDE: A botanical ingredient from the plant Siegesbeckia Orientalis, which is found in Ethiopia, Madagascar, Japan and Australia. Darutoside can improve the appearance of a stretch mark. In controlled trials, Darutoside decreased the length of the stretch mark by 50%. In the same trial, the indentation depth was decreased by 55%.
REGISTRIL: A combination of ingredients, including Phaseolus Lunatus (green bean extract), and rutin (from fruits and berries). Clinical studies show that with topical use, twice daily for two months, Registril can improve a stretch mark’s colour, while also decreasing the appearance of its depth by up to 72%.
Other hints & Tips to help stretch marks
Drink plenty of water
Keep your body hydrated, try drinking two litres of water a day. This naturally hydrates your whole body and flushes toxins out. It will naturally improve the appearance of your skin.
Eat a healthy balanced diet:
- Vitamin C – helps promote healthy skin, and it also plays an important role in helping regenerate our connective tissue and collagen. Try to eat oranges, kale, strawberries, kiwi and peppers to improve your vitamin C.
- Vitamin E – this helps to protect and blocks free radicals from the skin. Foods that contain vitamin E are almonds, seeds, spinach, avocado, kale, coconut oil and olives.
- Healthy Fats and Omega 3’s – this can help produce the skin’s natural oil barrier, which will help keep the skin hydrated, plumper and more youthful. Try eating a balance of; nuts, seeds, fish (e.g.salmon), avocado, olive oil, coconut oil.
Please note you should always refer your health queries to a qualified medical practitioner.