Stretch marks occur when the tissue under the skin is pulled by stretching or rapid growth. It is much easier to prevent them than deal with them after they appear! We provide products that will prevent stretch marks and soften existing ones.
Although our skin has some elasticity, when it is overstretched, the normal production of collagen (the major protein that makes up the connective tissue in your skin) is disrupted. As a result, light scars form. We call these stretch marks. They usually occur on the upper thighs, buttocks, abdomen, breast, hips and arms. When weight is lost, they become even more visible. They are a normal part of puberty and pregnancy for many of us.
Hydrating and remineralizing the skin is very important in stretch mark prevention. Nourishing Body Cream and Aromatic Algae have high percentages of algae extracts in their formulas. Algae extracts are high in alginic acid content. Alginic acid remineralizes the skin and provides for greater elasticity. Alginic acid stimulates the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin, which are the fibers that strengthen the skin. As the skin stretches during weight gain and pregnancy, this strengthening will prevent the skin from tearing. Just applying any cream or lotion does not prevent stretch marks. Alginic acid makes the difference. Source Vitál provides products that will prevent stretch marks.
If you already have stretch marks, this same regimen will improve them. Nothing can totally remove them. Dry brushing, along with this regimen, does help to diminish them. Some careful exfoliation will help after skin is strengthened. Time also helps to fade the scarring.