Stretch marks are the marks or the lines which can be formed on any part of the body which has expanded. These can be formed in the region of the stomach or thighs of a woman who has undergone pregnancy and has delivered a child. These are also formed on the arms of the person who has gained a lot of weight and, due to precautions taken, has started losing it. The cause of these marks is stretching and subsequent contracting of the skin. In case of pregnancy it is in the abdomen region to make space for the developing child. The skin gets more and more stretched during pregnancy, and on the birth of the child it gets loose, and marks appear.
These are in shape of lines of color different from your skin and are visible to an onlooker. As a part of the fashion statement of a woman there is desire that these should not be visible to any other person. There are two options in this regard. The first being hiding them and the other being curing them in a way that these are no longer visible, or the effect is reduced to a minimum.
Hiding of the stretch marks is the immediate option after delivery.
- For this a woman needs to wear long clothes or clothes which will cover the affected parts. Your dress designer will be able to design dresses for this situation. Care should be taken to wear loose clothes so that the air circulation is not stopped. This is necessary for natural cure.
- To conceal the stretch marks and to enable you to look normal you can apply on the affected parts the foundation which you apply on your face. This will give a uniform color to the skin and hide the marks.
- Certain other makeup creams are available which can cover stretch marks, though temporarily. These can be applied at your will and washed or wiped when not needed.
- Medicated creams are available which have dual effect of both hiding and curing the stretch marks. These are applied on the parts of the body to camouflage the marks and also act on the skin removing dead skin layers slowly.
- Regular exercise to tone up the skin is also essential.
Till there is full healing, which can be achieved slowly, by application of certain medicated creams, covering them with clothes is an option. Before applying any cream it is better to consult your attending doctor. Remember to inform him if you are allergic to some medicines.