Stretch marks are often times a women’s worst nightmare because these stubborn marks do not seem to go away or fade. They can make women feel insecure about themselves and their bodies and when stretch marks are located on the breast it can affect a woman’s sense of beauty and leave her feeling undesirable. Depending on the size and location of the stretch marks, they may cause some women stress when they need to find a swimsuit to wear because they do not want the stretch marks to show.
But where do these stubborn stretch marks come from and how can you help them fade so that they are less noticeable. Stretch marks can be developed anytime rapid growth occurs and stretches the skin. As the skin stretches it sometimes leaves behind stretch marks that are pink or red in color and vary in length. Often times these stretch marks are caused during pregnancy, weight gain or puberty. Many women face the problem of how to make these stretch marks fade so that they are less noticeable. There are several options available that may prove to be beneficial in reducing stretch marks on the breast and help you feel good about yourself again.
Natural Methods for Reducing Stretch Marks on Breasts
There are several natural methods you can try to help you reduce stretch marks on your breast. These techniques will not cost you any money and are relatively easy to follow. The first method is to try to message your breast area, especially the area where the stretch marks are located. You should do this by rubbing the area of skin gently but firm in a circular motion and moving around the breast area. This will help to increase circulation in your breast and allow the nutrients to reach the skin. These nutrients are important because they will aid in the healing process and help to minimize the look of the stretch marks. You should message the breast twice a day for at least ninety seconds in each target area. Doing this massage technique when you wake up and before you go to bed is a good habit to get into.
Be sure you are drinking enough water every day because this will help with circulation in the body and keep your skin hydrated. This is important because having enough water in your body at all times will keep you skin in better condition and will reduce the look of your stretch marks. It is advised that you drink at least six to eight glasses of water a day to keep your body healthy. This will not only help fade your stretch marks on your breast but will have you feeling better overall.
Exercise can be another very useful tip to help reduce stretch marks on your breast. If you are able to tone your body, it will make you skin firmer and your stretch marks will not expand (or stretch) as much and that will help to reduce the look of the mark and make them less noticeable. If you do not already exercise than it is time to begin a regular routine. Try doing any kind of exercise, even walking, for at least thirty minutes and try to do this every day or at least four times a week. Exercise will have you feeling great and give you more energy and at the same time reduce the look of the stretch marks on your breast.
There are different types of creams and lotions that are available to use that are known to help to reduce stretch marks on your breasts. These creams can be used in conjunction with any of the above natural methods. You should limit yourself to trying only one type of cream at a time because depending on the different ingredients in each cream the combination of them together may cause server side effects like a rash or other skin condition. So if you decide you do not like one of them and want to begin another type of cream, give your body a one or two day break in between the two types of creams.
Shea butter is a common lotion that many women use to help reduce stretch marks on their bodies, including their breasts. If you apply the Shea butter to your breasts twice a day it will help to keep the skin hydrated which will in turn keep the skin healthier and fade the look of the stretch mark. Many women use the Shea butter when doing their daily massage of the breast area. The combination of the two techniques is easily able to complement each other. Vitamin E is also another great liquid that you can apply to your marks because it is a vitamin known for healing potential. You can easily purchase vitamin E tablets at your local store and then break them in half or puncture the tablet with a needle. Then apply the liquid inside the tablet directly on the stretch mark to help in the healing process.
There are also numerous scar treatment creams available on the market today that are geared towards helping to reduce the look of stretch marks. These creams contain onion extract which is known to help naturally fade scars including stretch marks. After purchasing a scar treatment cream you should follow the specific direction on your brand of scar treatment to get the best results. This process will work but may take a little longer to see results, so give yourself at least twelve weeks to start seeing your stretch marks fade. If your stretch marks are new, there are bleaching creams available at the store to use. These creams are meant to bleach the mark and allow it to fade so that it is less noticeable. If you try one of these bleaching products it is imperative that you follow the exact directions on the label to prevent any damage to the skin.
If you have tried some of the above techniques and the stretch marks on your breast are still not fading there are a few surgical treatments that you can try. Microdermabrasion it a popular choice among women to help them reduce the look of their stretch marks. During this process a professional will use a small device to buff away the top layer of skin which in turn will fade the scar. Multiple sessions may be needed and more fading will occur with each session.
Some women try to use laser treatment as a way of reducing stretch marks. During this process laser lights will be used to break up the scar tissue which will work to make the stretch mark look lighter. Depending on your specific stretch marks multiple sessions may be necessary.
One of the best ways to fight stretch marks is to prevent them from happening in the first place. This can be difficult if you do not realize that the skin is stretching which may be the case during puberty or rapid weight gain. However, if you are pregnant or are noticing that your breasts are getting larger for any reason then it is time to get proactive and whenever possible prevent stretch marks from appearing in the first place.