Stretch Marks: Do you really need to worry about this?

You may be stretching this too far.

Understanding the nature of stretch marks

Stretch marks are a purely cosmetic occurrence that can happen as a result of changes in skin elasticity. Most commonly, women experience post-natal stretch marks or during any fluctuations in weight. They can also occur during puberty, when the body is changing and growing.

Removing the harmless lines

“How to get rid of stretch marks?” is a google query that is searched for millions of times in all parts of the world.

The stigma surrounding stretch marks is often rooted in unrealistic, photoshopped images of women in media.

Stretch marks also have a negative connotation attached to them because of their apparent link to weight gain, when the truth is that they could as easily be a result of weight loss or any other collagen-based changes in your skin. 

Your body is not better or worse for the presence or lack of stretch marks. It is one of the most natural things your body does as it changes.

Stretch marks are as natural as the lines on our palms, dry skin or oily scalp. There is no intrinsic goodness or badness in possessing these traits.

Real Talk

In most cases, stretch marks cannot be erased by using chemical heavy creams, expensive treatments and even natural ingredients.

It is important to understand the root cause of stretch marks as collagen depletion, and nurturing your skin with the right ingredients that prevent and protect against loss of collagen.

What can you do?

Using rosehip seed oil, cocoa butter or an ayurvedic abhyanga of sesame oil and turmeric can preserve skin elasticity.

Castor oil and nalpamardi tailiam are also popular treatments for skin rejuvenation and deep moisturization.

These ingredients can help prevent stretch marks, rejuvenate collagen production and prevent progression.