Stretch marks are a common occurrence that can affect many women. They usually appear pink or purple in color when they first form and fade to a white appearance over time.
They’re harmless and don’t pose any health risks, but they can be unsightly. There are ways to get rid of stretch marks on boobs, and they’re all pretty simple.
Whether they’re red, purple, pink or white, stretch marks are a common sight on the boobs. These thin lines or scars are caused when the body rapidly changes shape, especially during pregnancy. Fortunately, they pose no health risk but are unsightly to some people.
There are a few home treatments that may help fade the appearance of stretch marks on boobs. Skin massage is thought to increase collagen levels and stimulate cell and tissue growth, which could cause them to lighten or disappear over time. Using an oil such as bitter almond or olive, cocoa butter, or shea or coconut oil might also help. Other methods include laser therapy, which uses pulses of light to help reduce the look of stretch marks, or cosmetic surgery to tighten loose skin.
You can also try exfoliating a few times a week with an organic scrub or powder to remove dead skin cells and boost your body’s natural collagen production. You can also try a lotion or cream with centella asiatica, an herbal ingredient that boosts the cells in your body that produce collagen and build up skin tissue. A number of over-the-counter products contain the ingredients, including StriVectin-SD and lupin seed extracts. Another treatment is pulsed dye laser, which uses a painless blast of light to calm blood vessels and reduce the appearance of new stretch marks.
The elasticity of skin is key to minimizing the appearance of stretch marks. Adding a daily moisturizer is one of the best preventative steps. A good option is a rich, shea butter or coconut oil-based lotion that is enriched with anti-aging ingredients like retinol and hyaluronic acid.
The best time to use a moisturizer that is formulated to reduce stretch marks is before they appear. This is because the treatment will be most effective when the marks are still pink or red. Using a natural hydrator will also help reduce the itch that comes with this type of scarring.
There are many causes of stretch marks, such as gaining weight quickly, hormonal changes, which can happen when you take birth control pills, and certain medical conditions that cause a depletion of hormones, such as Cushing’s syndrome or Marfan syndrome. Other common causes include aging, hereditary factors and lack of hydration or exercise.
When you see the first signs of stretch marks on your boobs, try using an at-home treatment that is specially formulated to reduce stretch marks. Applying a cream with shea butter, gotu kola, witch hazel and niacinamide will promote elasticity and help minimize the itch. Also, massaging the area with olive oil or bitter almond oil will help to improve circulation and keep skin hydrated.
3. Apply Retinol
The good news is that you can get rid of stretch marks by implementing the right routine into your everyday skin care. Home treatments and medical intervention with laser therapy can lighten stretch marks, making them almost unnoticeable.
The skin has a framework of connective tissue made of collagen and elastin called the dermis. The onset of stretch marks is caused by changes in that connective tissue due to hormonal imbalances or certain medical conditions. For instance, pregnancy-related stretch marks are a result of the expansion of the mother’s mammary glands and the rapid weight gain during that period of time. Other factors that contribute to the development of stretch marks are obesity, cortisone use, a hormone disorder called Cushing syndrome, autoimmune diseases, and diabetes.
Stretch marks appear in the form of red to purple stripes known as striae rubra and fade to white or pink over time. There are some home treatment products and procedures that claim to help remove stretch marks but there is not enough scientific evidence to support their claims.
It is best to prevent stretch marks rather than treat them, and using creams containing the ingredients centella or hyaluronic acid may work to prevent them. It is also recommended to exfoliate your boobs once a week in an upward or circular motion to gently scrub away dead skin cells and boost the production of healthy, new skin tissue.
4. Apply Cocoa Butter
A healthy diet and exercise go a long way to keeping stretch marks at bay, but they may not prevent them entirely. However, there are some at-home therapies that can help reduce their appearance.
Massage is one of the most popular ways to treat breast stretch marks, boosting circulation and stimulating cell and tissue growth. Some studies have found that massaging with olive oil or almond oil can help, but more research is needed to confirm these claims. Some people also swear by slathering their skin with cocoa butter, which has been shown to be effective at preventing stretch marks.
Cocoa butter is a vegetable fat that is extracted from cocoa beans, and it has been used by many cultures throughout history. It was first recorded being used by the Aztecs and Mayans as food, medicine, and currency. It has a rich, creamy texture that is well-tolerated by the skin and is known for its mild cocoa aroma. It can be purchased as refined or unrefined cocoa butter and has been praised for its therapeutic properties and benefits.
During pregnancy, it is important to apply a good moisturizer to your boobs to keep them hydrated. It will help the skin to stay elastic, and prevent the dreaded stretch marks. Kin’s Nourishing Cream contains shea butter, gotu kola, witch hazel, and niacinamide which work together to promote skin elasticity and keep your boobs soft and supple as they stretch.