The largest organ, the skin, is directly exposed to the outside world. Skin stretches because it is pliable. Have you ever wondered why we all care so much about minor skin issues like scratches, breakouts, redness, and stretchmarks? since our eyes can only fully see our skin. We can see, feel, and touch our skin. So, every skin-related incidence makes us concerned. So is a scar from a stretch mark worrisome? Stretch marks can affect anyone, regardless of gender, as we have always stated in our topics concerning stretchmarks. Even puberty causes stretchmarks in teenagers. After acne, stretchmarks are one of the most concerning skin issues for many people. Stretchmarks can appear for several reasons, like weight gain/loss, pregnancy, a workout, or even because they are hereditary. The major body parts that get stretchmarks are the abdomen, waist, chest, shoulder, arms, thigh, and calves. As the name suggests, the scar that appears due to stretching of the skin is a stretch mark. Now the most debatable question is whether it is treated permanently. The answer is purely subjective. Erasing stretchmarks, scars, or surgical marks depends on your skin type, the skin care regime you have undergone, and the age of the mark too.
Skin has three main layers, the epidermis, the dermis, and the hypodermis, or subcutaneous layer. Let’s understand each layer better;
Epidermis The epidermis is the outermost layer of the skin. It is an elastic layer that is continually being regenerated. It has keratinocytes, corneocytes, and melanocytes.
Keratinocytes are the main cells of the epidermis, formed by cell division at its base. Corneocytes is the flattened dead keratinocytes that together make up the very outer layer of the epidermis, called the stratum corneum or horny layer. This protective layer is continually worn away or shed. Melanocytes are responsible for producing the pigment melanin that gives skin its colour and protects against UV radiation. Dermis It is the middle layer of the skin that has sweat glands, hair follicles, and sebaceous glands. Sweat glands produce sweat that comes out through the pores, or sweat ducts. Hair follicles play a role in temperature regulation and skin protection. Sebaceous glands produce an oil called sebum to keep hair free from dust and bacteria. Sebum and sweat together make up the 'surface film." Many times, you might have felt sweat with an oily texture.
Subcutaneous layer It is the lower level of the skin under the dermis and is made up of connective tissue and fat.
Stretch marks are scars that develop under the surface of the skin, in the second layer, i.e., the dermis layer. Here, you need to understand that stretch marks develop inside the skin, not on the outer layer. A stretched dermis is the primary cause for the development of stretch marks. This is the layer where the fibre helps to prevent the formation of stretch marks. Foods that are rich in vitamins, protein, and zinc promote the production of collagen, which helps tighten the skin.
Best Practice to heal stretchmarks
Stretch marks are a very subjective concern. Fading them away depends on skin type, age of the mark, cause behind and importantly the skin care you have undertaken. In our previous articles, we have discussed different ways to fade stretch marks and scars. In this article, we will discuss how stretch marks can fade away using a stretch mark cream. It can be an effective way to reduce the appearance of stretch marks and improve the overall health of your skin. However, choosing the right cream and using the cream correctly are essential for achieving the best results. Here are some tips for using stretch mark cream effectively; 1. It is always recommended to start using the cream before you expect stretch marks. Like during pregnancy, you can start using anti-stretch mark cream; similarly, when you go for gyming, you want to avoid stubborn stretch marks. 2. Apply the cream as recommended by the manufacturer. Generally, they advise applying twice a day to ensure that your skin is consistently hydrated and nourished. 3. Take time to massage. Massage it into your skin using circular motions. The ingredients used penetrate the dermis to work, and massaging improves blood flow and absorption, making the cream more effective. Ingredients play an important role. Modern science claims Regestril formula is very effective at fading stretch marks and surgery scars. 4. It's not a matter of an overnight solution; be patient. Stretch marks take time to fade, so it's important to be patient and consistent with your use of the cream. It may take several weeks or even months to see results. 5. The body responds to any healing process when a healthy lifestyle is followed. The same is true with stretch marks. The right food habits, staying hydrated, relaxation, and exercise keep you and your skin healthy. While stretch mark creams can be effective with a healthy lifestyle. Anti-stretch mark cream is one of the most effective and safest ways to reduce the appearance of stretch marks and improve the overall health of your skin. And always know that a stretch mark or a scar can’t diminish your beauty.