Drastic weight gain has been a problem to many people especially women. They are always making efforts of losing weight which when left devoid of attending to, it probably interferes with their shape hence even though the skin is elastic, it reaches a point that it cannot expand anymore and as a result, it overstretches leaving one with stretch marks. Basically, stretch marks occur in the middle layer of the skin, the dermis. It is elastic allowing the skin to retain its shape but, it breaks if it repeatedly stretches thus causing cracks on the skin. The following are some tips on best home remedies for stretch marks:
- 1. There are different types of skin lotions that treat cracks occurring on the skin. They mainly contain alpha hydroxyl acid. It gets rid of skin cells on the upper layer giving way to new and healthy skin cells to grow. It is vital to use the lotions on a daily basis until the desired results are obtained because they consume a lot of time before they work. Moreover, if one discontinues using them, they are likely not to obtain the bets results. Additionally, when buying them, one should go for those with vitamins: A, C and E among others which assist in reducing the visibility of the stretch marks.
- 2. Even though most people do not go for surgical treatment because of its cost, lasers as well as chemical peeling tends to be the best techniques. There is no doubt that these techniques guarantees removal of stretch marks. It is worth mentioning that the final results of this techniques varies depending on the type of skin as well as the age of the patient which will also determine the depth of using this method. The method works better in light skin than dark skin.
- 3. Balanced diet matters a lot hence one should ensure that he/she is taking the right food, the right portion at the right time. It is advisable to avoid junk foods and instead, one can now consider replacing them with fresh fruits and vegetables. Drinking water is also important in keeping the skin hydrated. It also facilitates metabolism in the body.