Embarrassed by those ugly looking, white stretch marks on your cleavage? Here are some effective tips to get rid of stretch marks on breasts with the help of the following methods, read on….
Stretch marks, whether on the breasts, stomach, arms or any other part of the body, occur when a woman gains or loses weight suddenly. Stretch marks appear when the middle layer of the skin i.e. dermis, is torn due to excessive stretching resulting from weight gain/loss, accompanied by lack of skin elasticity. When the marks are new, they are red or purple in color, but overtime they acquire a silvery-white color. Weight gain during pregnancy, body changes during puberty and hormonal fluctuations are some of the reasons why stretch marks appear.
The appearance of stretch marks on any part of the body, can be a cause of great embarrassment to women as they are very conscious about the way they look. Especially stretch marks on breasts, which make it impossible for women to wear any kind of cleavage revealing clothes. There are a number of things that a woman can do to get rid of these marks. Below are some useful tips on the same.
The best way is to exfoliate the affected area on alternate days with a good quality exfoliator. Regular exfoliation removes the dead skin layer, thus revealing the soft, blemish-free and mark-free skin beneath. Post exfoliation, moisturizing the skin with a cream which has a collagen-producing active ingredient, will help in making the skin look smooth and tight.
Foods that contain vitamin A, C and E, if included sufficiently in the diet, help in reducing the stretch marks. Foods that are rich sources of zinc and silica, aid in producing collagen, which is an important ingredient in renewing and regenerating the skin. So, if foods which contain zinc and silica are made a part of everyday diet, it will help in the removal of these marks. Foods like fish oils, vegetable oils and fresh vegetables also help to eliminate stretch marks.
If the skin on the breasts is dry, it will make the stretch marks even more visible. So, keep the skin well moisturized and hydrated by applying shea butter on it everyday, after having a bath. Regular application of shea butter on the breasts on a daily basis will reduce the appearance of stretch marks within a few months.
Massaging the affected skin with essential oils such as jojoba oil, helps in improving the blood circulation in the area. When the blood circulation improves, the skin on the breasts heal, thus minimizing the appearance of the marks. Massaging with jojoba oil is one of the most effective home remedies.
Retin-A (Tretinoin) creams, which are available on a prescription, can help in completely removing the stretch marks, provided they are still fresh i.e. dark in color. Pregnant and breast-feeding mothers should however, avoid using such creams.
Stretch Mark Removal Creams/Lotions
Application of cream or lotion which contain ingredients such as olive oil, shea butter, jojoba oil, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, castor oil, emu oil, rose hip oil and cocoa butter, help in reducing stretch marks on breasts overtime.
One of the easiest ways to prevent and eliminate stretch marks is by drinking 2-3 liters of water everyday and staying hydrated. If the skin is hydrated, its elasticity improves, thus preventing the middle layer of the skin from getting torn due to stretching and in turn preventing stretch marks.
Although any kind of cosmetic procedure should be avoided for this purpose, still a woman can always go in for these procedures after weighing all the pros and cons. Some medical procedures include microdermabrasion, cosmetic surgery, laser therapy and endermologie.
A woman has to be regular at following a good skin care regimen, along with a healthy and nourishing diet. Although it is almost impossible to get rid of the stretch marks completely, especially when they become old and silvery white in color, still, by following the above remedies, a woman can surely minimize their appearance.