The... can a Stretch Mark Cream Really Work for me question comes up a lot. Stretch marks can be unsightly and almost impossible to remove. The bad news is that there are a lot of products on the market that claim to make stretch marks instantly disappear, and then when you buy them they end up not doing anything. The good news is that some stretch mark creams of high quality can greatly reduce or even remove stretch marks.By stimulating the skins own collagen production,therefore helping reduce visible stretch marks by increasing skin elasticity therefore making your skin look firm & smooth.
Before I continue, you should get some basic background to understand what exactly stretch marks are. Stretch marks are simply the result of your skin expanding too fast for it to grow properly, leading to your skin stretching thin and leaving those unsightly marks. In theory, these stretch marks can occur anywhere on your body, but typically they appear on your thighs, hips, butt, stomach, and breasts; all parts of your body where fat (or a little bundle of joy) can cause your skin to expand beyond what it can handle. And stretch marks do not just afflict women, but men, too. And here's a fun little fact: bodybuilders who grow their muscles too fast can also get stretch marks, too!
So what can you do to remove stretch marks? Well, stretch marks left untreated will naturally fade, but without treatment they will always be there. There are surgeries you can have performed to remove them, but these are typically very expensive or they result in nasty scars – much worse than some stretch marks, if you ask me! The video below talks about easy inexpensive Shea butter, which is good but limited for big results.
In recent years there has been a new generation of creams, powders, and gels that claim to remove stretch marks. Buyer beware: some of these creams can cause skin discoloration.
Look for a stretch mark cream from a reputable brand.
Made from all-natural ingredients which help stimulate collagen production in the skin which results in natural skin regrowth along your stretch marks, which gradually cause your stretch marks to fade to the point that they're much less noticeable.
This is important to note because stimulating collagen production is precisely how expensive laser surgery treatments work.
As long as you choose a solid brand of Stretch Mark Cream and consistently use it, typically multiple times a day, then you will definitely see an improvement.
No magic wand no secret formula, but an improvement none the less.