The Definitive Guide to Treating Stretch Marks
Selecting a Treatment
The following is page 2 of our ‘Definitive Guide to Treating Stretch Marks’. On the previous page we covered the variety of treatment types available for reducing the appearance of stretch marks. It is the opinion of Stretch Marks Authority that topical treatment offers the best balance of safety and effectiveness. On this page we cover key information on how to identify and select a stretch marks product based on its topical formulation.
Your skin is the largest organ of your body and providing it with a proven combination of nourishing ingredients will be the single most important factor in treating your stretch marks.
Option 1: Find a product yourself
First and foremost, look for clinical studies on any topical product. There is no single ingredient proven and registered with the FDA to treat stretch marks, so clinical studies provide the clearest measure of success.
Skin Strengthening Antioxidants
RUTIN : Rutin is a powerful antioxidant that inhibits the body’s production of histamine. The body’s production of histamine blocks the normal and healthy production of natural collagen and elastin, crucial elements for the fading of stretch marks.
LICORICE EXTRACT : Fights discoloration and age spots with a very strong ability to inhibit Tyrosinase.
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (Vitamin-E) : The strongest antioxidant of all the vitamins. Also has excellent moisturization, healing and skin conditioning properties.
Skin Repairing Oils, Proteins, and Amino Acids
EMU OIL : This is a natural oil from the Emu. It has the closest DNA footprint to Human Skin, and is excellent in the repair of stretch marks & scars.
PALMITOYL TETRAPEPTIDE-7 : Used in the proper concentrations, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 is clinically proven to thicken and strengthen the skin, and to reduce stretch marks, scars, fine lines and wrinkles.
ACETYL HEXAPEPTIDE-8 : Proven to repair and prevent fine lines, stretch marks and wrinkles.
PALMITOYL OLIGOPEPTIDE : Used to promote overall skin health, elasticity and suppleness
Moisturizing and Conditioning Ingredients
COCOA BUTTER, SHEA BUTTER : These provide moisturizing, skin conditioning and skin softening.
ALOE VERA GEL : Very effective in repairing damaged skin.
CUCUMBER EXTRACT : Has excellent skin soothing and conditioning properties.
NEXT UP: Using a Topical Treatment
We can summarize from this page that an effective treatment is expected to achieve three things:
1.) strengthening of the dermis and epidermis
2.) repair of damaged tissue and stimulation of healing factors
3.) maintenance of skin quality as a preventive measure against future damage
We at Stretch Marks Authority consider topical products formulated to accomplish all these to be the best methods of treating stretch marks, especially as they cost no more than a fraction of what one would normally spend for other treatment options.
This wraps up the basic need-to-know information to help you select a product to suit your specifications. Now that we have covered the important ingredients and qualities of an effective topical treatment you should be able to select a product you are most comfortable with. We recommend you visit our “Medication Comparison Page” for a list of recommended products. On the next and final page of this guide, we will cover how to use a topical stretch mark product in the most effective way possible.