How To Get Rid Of Stretch Marks

November 23rd, 2010

Having been in the skincare industry for over a decade, I can say with absolute certainty that no skincare concern is a small one to the person suffering from it.

One of those concerns I get a lot of are stretch marks and how to deal with them. There are several solutions and I think all are relatively easy, anyone can do them and get benefits from APPLYING them.

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The Bikini Killers, Stretch Marks

Woman in a black bikini

To anyone that knows me, knows that my biggest philosophy is PREVENTION. And although the summer is sometime away, it is never too early to start DOING something about it. Must of you will agree with me that it is far easier to prevent a skincare concern than to tackle a problem that its now out of control.

A perfect example is people that exercise as a way of life. They want to keep or maintain the perfect body and never consider waiting until their butts are out of shape in order to start working out.

Skincare is the same and its another way of keeping your body healthy.

What is a stretch mark and how does it occur? Although the skin is usually fairly elastic, when it’s overstretched, the normal production of collagen (the major protein that makes up the connective tissue in your skin) is disrupted. As a result, scars called stretch marks may form.

This usually happens during puberty, pregnancy and rapid weight gain. All three are very volatile conditions and depending on the person, could be very hard to control or prevent.

As luck would have it, YOU can still do something about it. Here are a few tips ANYONE can do at home.

These two SOLUTIONS you can do everyday, dry brushing, using a luffa or soft scrunchy sponge. And you can use a body scrub but this solution use no more than twice a week.

Why it works: The slight abrasion of the skin scrubs away the top dead layer of the skin and in addition, it triggers it’s healing mechanism, creating more elastin and collagen. Revealing fresh new skin, and over time eliminating the stretch marks.

Another at home routine is using a cream or lotion designed to reduce or eliminate stretch marks. Some are not your everyday moisturizer but can specifically breakdown scar tissue and help rebuild collagen and elastin. Reducing stretch marks rapidly.

An even more simpler method is to break open Vitamin E capsules and rub the oil on the stretch marks. Shea Butter is also a very effective moisturizer in dealing with stretch marks.

Other ingredients to look for in your creams are vitamin A, Aloe Vera, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Cocoa Butter, as these can be very effective in dealing with stubborn stretch marks that won’t fade easily.

CAUTION: Do not use any commercial stretch mark removal creams during pregnancy or when you are breastfeeding without asking your doctor first. Some contain ingredients which may be harmful to your baby.

When I was pregnant I found out that I was using a cream that contained harmful ingredients for my baby. This was a turning point for me and led me down the road of using organic skincare. I hope you found this helpful and please share it with your friends.

And as always, I look forward to seeing you at our skin care salon, where you will get the best facial in New York City, so make your next appointments NOW, for radiant looking skin now and in the future. Call 212/949.2350.


Joanna Vargas Salon, Skin Care Sanctuary