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Let’s Talk Stretch Marks

August 7, 2019

Stretch marks are extremely common. In fact, an estimated 80 percent of people have stretch marks, according to the Huffington Post. Stretch marks are often red or purple to start with, before gradually fading to a silvery-white colour. They’re a form of scarring that is a result from damage sustained by the dermis layer of the skin. This layer is the middle layer of your skin in charge of elasticity. When this layer is stretched too much in a small amount of time, it breaks – this is what causes stretch marks.

 

 

Puberty and pregnancy are two of the most common causes of stretch marks occurring, due to both processes involving rapid growth and hormone imbalance. Stretch marks occur during pregnancy as the baby grows and the skin stretches. You might get stretch marks on your stomach and thighs, however they will usually fade and become less noticeable after childbirth. During puberty, the body often develops very quickly with growth spurts causing stretch marks.

 

Can You Treat Stretch Marks?

Stretch marks are not always preventable. The best way to reduce your chance of getting them is by maintaining a healthy weight by eating a well balanced diet and exercising. However, there are some creams, lotions and treatments you can apply to prevent or reduce the appearance of them.

Dry body brushing is one of the simplest and easiest ways to improve your skin tone and well-being. It is an ancient practise brushing the whole body with repetitive strokes using a dry natural bristle brush to remove dead skin cells while stimulating the blood flow and the lymph nodes to deliver nutrients to the skin, and banish waste and toxins from the body. Dry body brushing helps the skin to produce more collagen, which in turn helps to reduce the appearance of stretch marks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Celebrities, Brands and Stretch Marks

Stretch marks were always such a taboo subject. Nobody ever spoke about them and they were never shown in the images on websites, social media or in magazines. The majority of brands would Photoshop out stretch marks on their models, resulting in negative connotations being attached to them.

A lot of us probably felt abnormal or unattractive for having them as they would never be seen on the ‘perfect’ skin of models/influencers. However, many fashion brands have stopped editing out so-called ‘imperfections’, such as ASOS and Missguided, who both refuse to airbrush models now. Brands are starting to embrace stretch marks without the big campaigns showing it off – instead they post images showing them because they simply want to – because they’re normal.

 

 

 

Check out our blog on How To: Dry Body Brush

 

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