Stretch marks

When do stretch marks appear?

Unsightly stretch marks most often appear on the stomach, breasts, thighs, buttocks and arms. They are caused by tears in the dermis which cause streaks to appear on the epidermis. They are initially purplish red in color and then look like scars, turning whitish.

Their formation can occur for different reasons, for example:

  • During periods of strong growth during adolescence or during pregnancy when the belly becomes rounded, or when there are significant changes in weight. These strong and rapid variations have an impact on the elasticity of the skin.
  • Some hormonal problems or changes can affect the production of collagen important for skin elasticity.
  • Certain diseases, such as syndrome de Cushing due to excess cortisol, cause stretch marks to form.

What is the difference between red stretch marks and white stretch marks?

When they first appear on the skin, stretch marks are red or purplish in color. As they age, they turn white. This is when they are red that we must act to make them disappear. It is even better to prevent their occurrence by applying preventive treatment from the start of pregnancy, for example.

How to prevent and avoid pregnancy stretch marks?

A recent study indicates that over 90% of pregnant women develop stretch marks.

Three signals alert expectant mothers of their appearance: rapid weight gain, associated with redness and itching. The skin distends and the dermis stretches to the point of causing subcutaneous micro-tears which will take on the appearance of red streaks. If these stretch marks persist, they change in appearance and take the form of white streaks. 

The application of HONEYPATCH BALM, in small quantities, to the irritated areas, from the early stage, will nourish the skin, immediately calm the itching and have an inflammatory action.

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