How to stop Stretch Marks
DRINKING WATER FOR STRETCH MARKS
First off you need to be well hydrated so drink lots of water (5+ litres per day) as the skin rips and causes stretch marks when the skin is dry and there is no elastic.
COCO BUTTER FOR STRETCH MARKS
Stretch marks are caused by lack of collagen and elastin which is the skins support structure. You can buy creams such as:
Palmers cocoa-butter is great for stretch marks, containing vitamin E, collagen, and elastin. Apply this daily to reduce and prevent them. If you buy another type of cocoa butter then make sure your cocoa-butter has vitamin E, collagen, and elastin as stretch marks remedies in it though.
SPECIFIC MINERALS AND VITAMINS FOR STRETCH MARKS
The key in fading and preventing future stretch marks is consuming mega dosages of the right vitamins and minerals (vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E and Zinc) these are the most important micronutrients which effect the skin directly.
VITAMIN A FOR STRETCH MARKS
Vitamin A is very important for the growth of skin, and maintaining healthy bones, nails, and hair. It helps to repair injured skin, and improve dry, scaly skin. It is absorbed through the skin, and helps the skin remain soft and plump. When Vitamin A is topically applied, it stimulates the skin mitotically, and metabolically, therefore maintaining the skin in a youthful condition. Experiments have showed that Vitamin A applied topically keeps the epidermis saturated with the vitamin
Vitamin A also stimulates the renewal process of the epidermal cells which causes thickening of the epidermis. At the same time, collagen content in the skin was increased and improvement in skin elasticity could be seen (very important!)
VITAMIN C FOR STRETCH MARKS
One of the most important roles of vitamin C is to help heal wounds and scar tissue. It is required for the synthesis of collagen, and acts as a cementing substance between skin cells. The most important role of collagen is to provide barrier for infections and diseases, and to promote healing of wounds. (Vitamin C looses its potency very quickly which can make it worthless unless used immediately. It also oxidizes very quickly when exposed to air and light. Look for vitamin C in an airtight brown glass bottle or metal tube which can block out sunlight.)
VITAMIN E FOR STRETCH MARKS
Another very important vitamin when trying to prevent stretch marks or reducing stretch marks after losing weight is vitamin E. This vitamin is needed for the maintenance of normal body metabolism and in the protection and healing of body tissues and skin. For skin care, vitamin E is most beneficial as an anti-oxidant in preserving the health of skin tissue and membranes. It is also used to help the recovery process of post-surgical scars. There are two ways to take Vitamin E. These include orally and topically. Applying the Vitamin E topically onto the stretch marks, or taking Vitamin E pills.
ZINC - The most important of the stretch marks remedies
Quite possibly, the most essential supplement to take in the prevention of stretch marks. The most important property of zinc is the production of collagen.
Collagen holds the bodies skin tissues together. It is the most abundant structural protein and makes up 80% of all connective tissue. In fact, 75% of the dermis consists of collagen and it makes up 90% of its volume. When a person has enough collagen, it is near impossible to get stretch marks. Collagen is not available in food, so it's very essential to supplement with zinc.
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