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Stretch Mark Home Remedies

Wanting to get rid of stretch marks is not a new craze. For decades men and women have sought to eliminate the unattractiveness of stretch marks. But recent product developments and online message boards (i.e. pinterest, etc.) make it so easy to triumph against stretch marks and share the success stories. Here are some ideas for home remedies for stretch marks and how to reduce them. Home remedies, as we refer to it, are things you can do in your homeor have at your home; even if you have to buy some.

Dermarolling  - a convenient hand tool that produces collagen, do as a daily regime. Works best when combined with a topical stretch mark cream.
Deep Chemical Peel – mix pineapple, papaya, & sugar in a blender. Apply to stretch marks & leave on for 20 minutes. Perform weekly. This may not be recommended for sensitive skin.
Olive Oil & Coffee Grounds - thoroughly massage into skin where stretch marks are located. This can get pretty messy.
Topical Stretch Mark Cream – apply twice daily, mix with a standard moisturizer and cream will lasts longer. Use a cream that is professional grade for best results. You should notice a cosmetic difference, a “lighter” look to the stretch mark.
Exfoliating with Dry Brush – removes dead skin cells, new softer cells come to the surface. Do regularly.

Warning: the only clinically proven method mentioned above is a topical stretch mark cream. The other household items and home remedies for stretch marks have not been clinically tested. They are merely suggestions and not intended as medical advice. If your stretch marks are old and already in the “white/silver” phase, there is not much that can cosmetically be done with any at-home remedy, or even by a doctor unless you elect a surgical procedure.

One of the reasons that pesky stretch marks take a long time to minimize is because of the areas that they are usually located on. Butt, thighs, hips, and stomach skin on average take longer to change/heal than other areas such as the face or hands do. Stretch mark home remedies can provide an answer to a problem. Use caution, although you may save money…the safer options are to use a product that has been clinically tested and proven. Finding the right stretch mark product to reduce the appearance of your stretch marks may require a little “legwork” but will be worth it. You can view more information about stretch marks at information sites.

 

Get Rid of Scar Tissue

If you have researched how to get rid of a scars, your conclusion probably alluded to the fact there are few promising options. The true answer regarding how to get rid of scar tissue is that the methods and products available can visually reduce the appearance of scar tissue, but cannot eliminate it.

Before you can begin the process of mending your scar, you must first make sure you have allowed enough time for your injury to completely heal. For the most part, dermatologists and plastic surgeons will recommend the following options for reducing scar tissue:

Laser surgery - smoothes the top layer of skin via resurfacing with a laser.
Needling - sticking the scar tissue with a needle repeatedly, increasing collagen in the area.
Silicone products – popular topical gels promote a reduction in the scar’s appearance over time.
Surgery - many people opt for a surgery to reduce their scar, particularly keloids, but it cannot fully remove the scar. Surgery frequently causes more scar tissue to form. Some of these options can be combined and most will require repetition. Everyone’s scar tissue can react differently during any of these processes. Some people will begin to see a change in as little as a few weeks, others may not see any change at all for months.

Just because you cannot entirely get rid of scar tissue, does not mean you won’t be able to improve the look of your skin. The results may surprise you! Your skin may not ever be perfect after an injury, but many people cope with scars and take the necessary strides to make it better. Managing scar tissue is a progression. As the scar tissue changes and evolves, your methods may also need to be adjusted. It is a good idea to continually monitor the progress of the scar’s appearance. Starting with a professional grade silicone gel may lead to a fewer number of treatments from your doctor. Or additional steps may not even be required at all. Because every scar is different there is not one precise solution with a given timeframe for success to every scar and every person. Know your body’s healing process and know that getting rid of scar tissue is not a perfect science. The function of the skin is meant to recover and heal, even if the outcome is not perfection. Obtain more information about scars by visiting this website.

 

Reducing Cellulite

Let’s be honest, if you are unhappy with weight gain and cellulite is it because you are not active enough? You eat too much junk food? Could it be hereditary? Do you have medical condition preventing you from being healthier? If you have the desire to improve your body, this could be a turning point toward looking fit. It starts with being fit.

Now if you routinely work out and you eat healthy, why shouldn’t you reap the rewards of looking slim and sexy? You have pushed your body to the physical limit and after many months you can’t shed the last few pounds. Maybe those last few pounds are strictly cellulite. That can be a real reason why the muffin top won’t disappear, why you still won’t show off your thighs, or possibly why your caboose needs a boost! Are you wondering about cellulite reduction?

There is a new movement in reducing cellulite. With so many people looking for cellulite reduction, we will continue to see new procedures and bizarre methods every year.  Lipomassage is a body-contouring procedure intended to stimulate skin surface and reduce fat cells through machine massage. The outrageous cost is $150.00 per session with a recommended 20 sessions for best results. But if you do not have $3,000.00 to invest in your problematic areas there are less extravagant options. Total cellulite reduction may not be possible with any procedure or cellulite treatment offered by a medical professional.

The cosmetic industry has a vast amount of cellulite creams and lotions intended to address the look of cellulite. There are several topical products that are clinically proven to reduce the appearance of cellulite. Find one what fits your budget and that will accomplish what you are looking to achieve. To obtain more information on cellulite creams visit this informational site.

You must combine using a topical cream along with the customary healthy practices. Just using the cream alone will not remove the appearance of your cellulite. And, without a strong diet and exercise plan the purpose of the product will be defeated. But doing everything together is the best course of action for many people who are looking to reduce the appearance of their cellulite. Discover what it feels like to look better and diminish the look of cellulite; like so many people just like you, have done for their own cellulite.