One of the common skin conditions that any woman (or man) might experience are stretch marks.
What exactly are stretch marks?
What causes them?
Can stretch marks disappear?
6 Interesting Facts About Stretch Marks:
1. Stretch Marks are a Type of Scar
Stretch marks are basically a type of scar which is caused when our skin stretches or shrinks too quickly. The abrupt change causes the collagen and elastin, which support our skin, to rupture or break.
2. Stretch marks appearance may vary
Stretch marks are very common amongst both males and females. They can appear as reddish, white or even greyish lines across any part of your body such as your arms, legs, thighs, buttocks, breasts.
3. Pregnancy is one of the most common cause of stretch marks.
A majority 75-90 percent of pregnant women will develop stretch marks. This is due to the large amount of stretching that skin endures and a lack of elasticity during pregnancy. Sometimes, stretch marks are only apparent once a mother delivers her child, as the skin is required to shrink back to its original state, resulting in stretch marks.
Other cases of stretch marks are commonly found in:
- Teenagers (who go through quick and abrupt body changes in height)
- Bodybuilders (shape or weight of their body increases)
4. Prevention is better than cure
You can be thin and still get stretch marks. Stretch marks can happen to anyone regardless of weight.
5. Hydration helps!
Improve your skin’s elasticity by applying a good and reliable skincare product to ensure your skin is strong enough to withstand the stretch when your skin stretches. We love our JOJO E Stretch Mark Serum and JOJO E Stretch Mark Cream as it is rich in high percentage in active ingredients (for example, our JOJO E Stretch Mark Serum contains 100% plant actives with absolutely no chemicals or nasties!).
Both JOJO E Stretch Mark Serum and JOJO E Stretch Mark Cream are safe for pregnancy or breastfeeding and dermatologically tested for sensitive skin.
Both the serum and cream have a very lightweight texture and are quick to absorb, leaving the skin smooth and hydrated all day!
The cream luxuriously melts into the skin – thanks to ultra-hydrating shea butter, organic argan oil, jojoba oil (in total 12 botanical extracts!) that help to nourish the skin!
6. Skin Nourishment is KEY
We can’t stress enough the importance of reading your skincare labels! Lots of skincare lotions and creams contain mostly water (aqua) with very little percentage of the active ingredients that do the actual work to make a difference to your skin.
Look for ingredients that contain high amounts of active ingredients.