Sunday, February 2, 2014

How to Get Rid of Stretch Marks On Your Arms

Stretch marks or striae are not the most appealing sight in the world, especially when they're on an exposed part of your body such as your arms. Neither does it help to hear people say those are permanent scar tissue that you'll forever have to deal with. Maybe they're right to a certain extent, but nothing is impossible these days, and to get rid of stretch marks on arms is no longer that big an issue. In fact, you have quite a lot of options to choose from.
First off, admit it - stretch marks have a lot to do with excess fat which is, in fact, the main reason skin stretches beyond its normal capacity and ends up as torn tissue. Therefore, you must start managing those arm stretch scars and marks by losing fat you don't need.
There are two obvious ways to do this - exercise more and/or eat the right food. If you want to lose weight and get rid of stretch marks on arms fast, do both at the same time. Go for exercises that particularly tone your arm muscles, such as the dumbbell and reverse curls or push-ups, if you don't have weights. Aside from increasing your physical activity, you can also eat more fat-burning foods such as citrus fruits and negative-calorie foods which contain fewer calories than it takes to digest them.
Second, as you surely know, striae have a rough appearance. So to smooth them out and make them look less different from surrounding skin, you can topically apply oils and creams that work in different ways.
For example, emu oil moisturizes and repairs damaged skin with its 100% triglyceride lipid content which is able to get through several skin layers. Creams may contain oleic, linoleic and palmitic acids which stimulate the body's mechanisms for skin renewal, thereby making those stretch and scratch marks less obvious to the eye. Because the body produces these exact types of fatty acids, these creams and even emu oil, which also has these same acids, will be absorbed into the skin fast and show visible results that quickly as well.
Third and last, if all else fails, visit a dermatologist and inquire about more drastic methods of dealing with your stretch marks. Drastic doesn't always mean dangerous, however. As long as you don't settle for anyone less than licensed and well-reputed, you'll do just fine.
One procedure your dermatologist may suggest is the FDA-approved LED or light emitting diode therapy which should already show results after eight sessions. A more aggressive treatment for striae is fractional laser or the "smudging" technique, which can make older and deeper stretch marks 30% less noticeable. Because this procedure uses laser, there is the risk of skin burning, so you need be completely sure you are visiting a real dermatologist, and not just some self-professed skin expert who doesn't have formal education and training.
These are only a few of the things you can do to get rid of stretch marks on arms. Another thing to keep in mind is that these marks will never completely go away because after all, yes, they are scar tissue in your skin's middle layer. Still, that doesn't mean you can't make them grab less attention.-Sean Thomas Saunders
How to Get Rid of Stretch Marks On Your Arms
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