Stretch mark cream
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Belli stretch mark cream is specially formulated for all akin types to help decrease the appearance of existing stretch marks. Our special formula reduces the appearance, texture and discoloration of stretch marks.
Scientifically Proven Ingredients to Minimize Stretch Marks
Our stretch mark cream Features 2 scientifically researched effective ingredients darutoside and regestril.* the inclusion of Avocado oil helps soften and moisturize the skin, while ginseng aids in evening out your overall skin tone in the areas applied.
What Belli customers said...
"Stretch marks run in my family but I decided to take a chance and buy this oil anyway. Well, I’m glad I did, because it is a MIRACLE PRODUCT."
-5 Star Review from Amazon User CM
"I saw another review on this cream and decided to try it. I also used the fresh start scrub on my hips and tummy where I had the most stretchmarks, because it was suggested I do that first and the change in them after just 3 weeks was unbelievable. The color and size was noticeably less and smaller. I didn't really think it would work at all because I have tried other creams, so happy it did and am still using it."
- 5 Star Review below from Erin M.
"Worked like a dream"
"Magic Scar Eraser"
"Minimized my surgery scar too"
"Stretchmarks appeared smaller and lighter"
Directions: Apply a thin layer over each stretch mark (using fingers). Apply 2 to 3x times daily over 10 to 12 weeks for optimal benefits.
Deionized Water, Isopropyl Palmitate, Cetearyl Alcohol (and) Ceteareth-20, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerine, Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose (and) Rutin (and) Palmitoyl Oligopeptide (and) Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-3 (and) Phaseolus Lunatus (Green Bean) Seed Extract (and) Butylene Glycol (and) Water - (aka Regestril), Sodium PCA, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate), Darutoside, Cyclomethicone, Glyceryl Stearate (and) PEG-100 Stearate, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Caffeine, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Acanthopanax Senticosus (Ginseng/Eleutherol) Root Extract, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Retinyl Palmitate, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate (and) Glycereth-2 Cocoate
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The Benefits of using the Best Stretch Mark Cream
There are many reasons stretch marks can appear, the most common being pregnancy of course. Other reasons can be genetics and the overall elasticity of your skin, which is different for everyone. Even teens are afflicted with stretch marks. As we know stretch marks are signs of the skins elasticity being "over used" much like a rubber band that has been pulled beyond bounce back capacity. When this happens the skin shows distress signs "stretch marks" which is a scarring of the skin in those areas. Stretch marks can appear on many places of your body, from arms, breasts, hips, around to the back, legs, back of knees and more. We understand, no one likes this effect and this is where we come in to say "stretchmarks? Not if we can help it!"
The Mayo Clinic reports that an increase in cortisone levels can increase the severity of stretch marks. Cortisone is a hormone produced during times of stress, including pregnancy. It can reduce the skin’s pliability by preventing fibroblasts in the dermis from forming the collagen and elastin needed to support the skin. This loss of support can lead to tearing when the skin is stretched, resulting in stretch marks. Cortisone is particularly likely to cause stretch marks during pregnancy, when the growth of new tissue interferes with the skin’s underlying support by displacing existing tissue.
Drugs and medical conditions can also increase the probability of stretch marks appearing. Topical applications such as creams and lotions that contain corticosteroids are a common contributing factor for stretch marks, as are pills and other oral forms of steroids. Medical conditions that may contribute to stretch marks include Cushing’s syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and Marfan syndrome. Diseases of the adrenal gland can increase cortisone production, so they’re also contributing factors for stretch marks.
Over the years, and with the help of prominent celebrities, the conversation surrounding stretch marks has begun to change as more women are feeling empowered by the changes in their bodies. With this in mind, the first step towards minimizing the appearance of your stretch marks is to understand why they appeared. Pregnancy is often the most common reason why women have stretch marks. Another common reason is genetics. The final most common reason for stretch marks is due to the reduction in your skin's elasticity. Just like a rubber band that has been pulled beyond its bounce-back capacity, so to can your skin be stretched too far. With this in mind, the most common areas for stretch mark are the breasts, hips, stomach, back, legs, arms, and back of knees. The good news is that you can use a stretch mark cream to alleviate your symptoms.
The best preventative measure you can take against stretch marks is to keep your skin extremely well moisturized and hydrated. This will also help with the itch factor that typically goes hand in hand with your growing belly. When the skin stretches, it can start to itch. When the skin is dry, this only increases the itchiness. Well-moisturized skin is key to fighting off itch and decreasing your chances of developing stretch marks. The Belli Skincare Elasticity Belly Oil is made with pregnancy-safe Vitamin E and Gotu Kola, which are researched ingredients shown to aid in the prevention of stretch marks, along with cocoa butter to provide rich hydration.
Correcting stretch marks post-pregnancy. Now let’s shift gears and talk about minimizing the appearance of the stretch marks you already have. Most of us get stretch marks during pregnancy, but they can also happen during the growth spurts of puberty or from rapid weight loss or weight gain. Stretch marks fade naturally to some extent, but they never go away completely. With thorough research, two topical ingredients stood out as particularly effective for treating existing stretch marks. Darutoside, from the plant Sieges-beckia Orientalis, was shown in scientific research to reduce the appearance of a stretch mark’s length and irregular surface area by up to 52 percent, and registril, derived from green beans, was shown to reduce the appearance of a stretch mark’s depth by up to 72 percent. Both ingredients, plus skin smoothing avocado oil, are found in our Stretch Mark Minimizing Cream.
Stretch marks, known medically as striae, are a type of scarring that occurs when the dermis layer of skin tears. They’re generally the result of rapid body growth that causes the skin to stretch faster than its elastic limits will allow without tearing. Stretch marks are most common during pregnancy, but they can also occur from other types of weight gain such as puberty and weight gain.
Stretch marks caused by pregnancy are known more specifically as striae gravidarum. They’re usually on the belly, but stretch marks can also develop on the breasts, hips, thighs and lower back. Their appearance depends on skin color, but they’re usually red at first before fading to pink and then white.
Minimizing the stretch marks from pregnancy consists of both prevention and treatment strategies. Prevention is preferable, since it’s more difficult to treat stretch marks after they’ve already occurred.
Following a healthy diet helps you maintain your body weight, which can help prevent stretch marks from happening in the first place. It also provides your body with the nutrition it needs to repair stretch marks that developed during pregnancy. A good diet should be high in whole grains, fruits, vegetables and lean protein, which will generally allow you to keep your skin healthy.
For example, proteins contain collagen, which is needed for skin repair. It helps the skin to maintain its elasticity and retain moisture needed to minimize stretch marks. Omega-3 fatty acids are also beneficial for the skin and are found in fatty fish like salmon and sardines. Zinc is another nutrient that’s good for the skin, which you can find in nuts, seeds, peanuts and oatmeal.
Vegetables that can help your body repair stretch marks include avocados, bell peppers, broccoli, cucumbers and tomatoes. Any type of leafy green vegetable is also a good choice for maintaining skin health. The best fruits for minimizing stretch marks include blueberries, melons and oranges. Legumes such as beans, lentils and peas should also be a regular part of your diet.
It’s essential to remain fully hydrated for good health in general, but it’s especially important for skin health. Water helps make skin more elastic, which can help it recover from pregnancy stretch marks more effectively. It also allows the body to burn fat more efficiently, leading to faster weight loss. You should drink about two quarts of water per day, even if you’re not physically active.
You should also avoid exposure to the sun, which can dehydrate your skin and make stretch marks more noticeable. It’s especially important to cover areas with stretch marks while you’re outside.
Exercise can help you maintain a healthy weight after giving birth, which is essential for preventing more stretch marks from developing. You should get at least 150 minutes of exercise per week, or about 30 minutes five days per week. Exercise also helps you heal more quickly and builds muscle, which can tighten loose abdominal skin. Walking and yoga are great ways to develop the muscles in your belly, hips and thighs.
Exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin cells from the surface of your skin. It helps promote healing of the deeper layers where stretch marks form. Use a skin scrub like Fresh Start Pre-Treatment Scrub at least once per week. Apply the scrub to a loofah, brush or your hand. Rub it onto your skin with a circular motion to exfoliate the skin and rinse it off.
During the second and third trimesters, your uterus will grow rapidly, stretching the skin over your abdomen and tearing the connective tissues in the dermis. The torn tissue heals with irregular scars, also known as stretch marks. The growth of fat deposits in the breasts, hips, thighs, and buttocks can cause stretch marks in these areas as well. Stretch marks affect 70 to 90 percent of all women. They occur more often in first pregnancies, the fair-skinned, and the overweight. There is definitely a genetic component, so you may not be able to avoid them, but you can minimize your risk by avoiding excessive weight gain and staying well hydrated.
Follow this regimen to help reduce the appearance of stretch marks:
- In the shower, exfoliate over the stretch marks every other day. Try Belli Skincare Exfoliating Body Polish.
- Towel-dry and then apply your stretch mark product to the affected areas twice daily. Massaging the area is also thought to be helpful in reducing the appearance of these marks—so try massaging while exfoliating or applying any other body product.
- Ask your dermatologist about prescription solutions, such as retinoids or laser treatments.
Your skin changes throughout your life. As part of these changes, you might notice that you have developed stretch marks. Whether it is from genetics or a recent pregnancy, there are several steps that you can take to reduce the appearance of stretch marks. In fact, using the Belli Stretchmark Minimizing Cream can help you to not only reduce the appearance of your stretch marks, but it can also make your skin feel smoother and remove discolorations.
Did you know that the Belli Skincare Stretchmark Minimizing Cream has a multitude of benefits? These benefits include:
- Making stretch marks appear to be smaller and lighter in color.
- Evening out the tone of your skin.
- Brightening and toning your skin so that it appears healthier and younger.
- Smoothing the texture on and around stretch marks.
- Moisturizing and hydrating your skin so that it is supple.
In addition to the above benefits, you can rest easy knowing that the Belli Stretchmark Minimizing Cream is OB/GYN and dermatologist recommended. It is also gluten-free, paraben-free, and cruelty-free. Whether you have just had a baby or noticed that you have developed unwanted stretch marks throughout your life, the Belli Stretchmark Minimizing Cream is here to help you look and feel amazing. Reduce the appearance of your stretch marks, tone, brighten, and hydrate your skin with the right stretch mark minimizing cream so that you look and feel confident from the inside out.
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