“Stretch marks are one of the most usual and bothersome skin conditions. It afflicts men, women, young, old; every person, with no exception, can be a sufferer of these ugly scars. Several skin care companies offer miracle solutions to get rid of stretch marks, but they often end in disappointment.
Before you start spending money or looking for the right solutions that claim to erase stretch marks, it’s best to read on and find out the real truth behind these so-called ‘stretch mark cures.’
In recent years, many people – specially teenagers – have turned to what they see as an alternative for fading stretch marks: tanning. Some say that a few tanning sessions is sufficient to hide the discoloration stretch marks leave, thus providing a temporary solution to the condition.
The more you tan, the less you’ll have to worry about a stretch mark appearance. This isn’t exactly true and can pose more problems than solutions. For evident reasons, tanning isn’t entirely healthy for you or your skin and if you resort to tanning frequently to alleviate your stretch marks, you may be exposing yourself at higher risk for skin ailments related to constant ultraviolet exposure. When using them for stretch marks, the results may not be what you expect. Due to the often silvery/whitish color of stretch marks, tanning can really make the stretch marks stand out more.
What many fail to see is that stretch marks have their own special color that is separate from the rest of your skin’s pigmentation. This implies that the tanning that effectively darkens the rest of your skin may not act at all on the stretch marks, causing them to stay the same color. These marks are often resistant to color variations. While this method may apparently work for some, it is not the safest route to go in order to alleviate your stretch marks.
To eliminate stretch marks, many skincare companies have come out with product after product, all saying to contain wonder ingredients and special formulas that will remove stretch marks. If something sounds too good to be true, it commonly is and these solutions are no exception.
If you have fairly new stretch marks that have yet to settle into your skin, regular use of creams, lotions or other solutions may allow you to gradually lighten and eliminate your marks but for old stretch marks that have been on your skin for years, no amount of wonder stretch mark cream will alleviate your condition. When applying any of these kinds of skin solutions, read the label and be sure you know what ingredients you are applying into your skin.”