Stretch Marks

Stretch Marks, along with acne and cellulite, are the most common problems of the skin, so it is best to treat it as early as possible.

What are Stretch Marks?

Fine lines or marks that occur in areas of the body where the skin has been subjected to continuous stretching. Stretch marks don’t look the same on everyone, and the appearance of stretch marks depends on the color of your skin. They can start out pink, reddish brown, or dark brown, and fade over time to a more silvery color.

There are different factors that contribute to the making of these marks. The three most common are:

Pregnancy – abdomen and breast Adolescents – growth spur Rapid weight gain or weight loss

When stretch marks occur, it is important to treat them as early as possible.

Every 28 day, on average, new skin cells are born in the deepest layer of the epidermis. The cell travels up the epidermis until it reaches the uppermost layer of the skin. Once the skin cells reach the top layer, they have went through their life cycle and are essentially dead.

Regular exfoliation is the most important step in treating stretch marks. It’s effectiveness, however, is linked to how you do it.

How to treat Stretch Marks

Take a shower or bath before you begin using the scrub. While you are standing in the shower, apply an appropriate amount of the scrub onto your problem areas. (You can also scrub your whole body for better blood circulation and softer skin). Take some time to rub each area in a circular motion, starting from a slower speed and increasing the speed as time passes. After you finish, rinse off the remaining scrub with cool water and moisturize.

You can use the Walnut Scrub, made with ground Walnut Shell, once a week. The Walnut Shell is strong enough to smooth out ridges and minimize discoloration caused by stretch marks, while the Yew Dead Sea salt and oatmeal in the scrub has an added benefit of further exfoliating the skin while replacing vital minerals in the process. Since the body scrubs contain natural oils, which are slippery by nature, use rubber mats in the shower. Discontinue use if you experience any sudden breakouts.