If you are planning to pack on muscle or you are trying to lose some weight, as a man, you need to be aware of an age old skin problem: stretch marks. Stretch marks are lines that appear on the skin and form in the middle skin layer, the dermis. They are caused when the skin stretches during weightlifting in men…
The methods to get rid of them for men are the same as for women. The biggest problem with stretch marks is that they are stubborn and hard to eliminate. The good news is there are scientific and natural ways of getting rid of them.
It is important to note that, the natural methods of dealing with stretch marks are long term : you should not discontinue this method of treatment. All the ingredients used in the natural process of eliminating stretch marks are eco-friendly and are only effective when used as long-term treatment.
Egg whites contain high amounts of protein. By rubbing the egg white on the part of the skin that contains stretch marks three times a day : those marks will start fading after a few weeks.
Potato sap contains a lot of minerals that are essential for the restoration of skin cells. These minerals have the capacity of getting rid of stretch marks. All you have to do is pick a fresh potato and slice it into medium potions. Ensure that all those slices contain sufficient amounts of juice. Take the pieces and rub them on your marks. Allow the juices to dry up and then wash them off with warm water.
Olive oil contains vitamin E that works magic on the skin. Applying olive oil to the part of your skin will lead to their elimination.
Aloe Vera is very useful as a treatment for many skin conditions. It has soothing and healing elements. Rub the aloe vera gel on the area of your skin that has stretch marks, allow the contents to absorb into your skin and after fifteen minutes, wash them off.
You can also make your own aloe vera gel measuring one-fourth of a cup from ten vitamin E and vitamin A capsules. Rub the mixture onto your skin until it is completely absorbed, and repeat the process every day.
White sugar combined with a blend of almond oil is beneficial to your skin. Just rub the mixture and allow it to settle on your skin, after ten minutes, wash it off.
Lemon juice can be used too. It is naturally acidic and this helps in the reduction and healing among other skin conditions. You should rub lemon juice on your skin using gentle circular motions. Allow the liquid to soak into the affected area for about ten minutes and then rinse with lukewarm water.
You can also create a lemon and cucumber juice mixture and apply to the affected area.
The artificial ways of getting rid of stretch marks deliver quick results and they include the following.
By administering moisturisers like Vaseline and lotions you are likely to get positive results. The application of moisturisers is more efficient on new stretch marks than older ones.
Applying tretinoin cream on the affected area helps rebuild collagen and elastin : these are two substances that provide your skin with elasticity. Tretinoin only works on recent marks not more than six weeks old.
This technique is widely used in the treatment of several skin issues. The procedure results in improved skin contours. A device that blows crystals onto the skin is used : a vacuum tube polishes the skin’s surface by removing skin cells and crystals. This results in the removal of the top skin layer stimulating the growth of elastic skin.
The use of lasers is prevalent in those individuals with older ones. The lasers stimulate the melanin. The skin tone of the stretch marks then matches the pigmentation of the unaffected parts.
This involves the stimulation of elastin and the collagen using the pulsed dye laser treatment procedure. The laser remodels the dermis and everything fade away.