The sweet almond oil is considered one of the most effective natural remedies to prevent and combat stretch marks.

The sweet almond oil is considered one of the most effective natural remedies to prevent and combat stretch marks.

What are stretch marks and depend on what.

Stretch marks can occur at any age, although it is observed mainly in women between 15 and 30 years who are affected two times more than men. During puberty and pregnancy this imperfection affects about 70% of Italian women. The cause of the emergence of stretch marks is a failure of the connective tissue, composed of elastic fibers that give way when the skin is exposed to a lot of tension, often linked to important weight changes that occur in a very short time compared to those physiologically necessary to allow the skin to expand or retire. In these cases the skin cannot adapt itself and therefore injuries, breaks, gives rise to these particular scars which appear as deep depressions, elongated, atrophic [they are also called atrophic striae]. Their color varies, in a first phase, dark red, almost purple, over time more and more clear and finally almost pearly. They are usually grouped two or three, parallel and perpendicular to the direction in which the tensile forces act on the skin.

Those most at risk of stretch marks are the adolescents during puberty, pregnant women, people who follow a weight loss program and those who practice intense sport to increase muscle mass.

The areas most at risk of stretch marks are the abdomen, buttocks, thighs and breasts.

Prevention is the best cure

Prevention, which should begin as early as possible is the best cure. In order to prevent or delay the appearance of stretch marks you should:

  • Do not grease, but avoid too drastic weight loss: the recovery of the weight that too often follows the rapid weight loss produces an effect "accordion" harmful to the skin;
  • A diet low in fat and high in vegetables and whole grains can help prevent excess weight, tone up the skin and, consequently, reduce the risk of stretch marks.
  • Apply Sweet Almond Oil Medě COSMESI MEDITERRANEA regularly to maintain optimal state of elasticity of the skin, moisturizing and nourishing to better resist stretching.
  • Drink plenty of water (at least 1.5 liters or 8 glasses a day) helps to keep it moisturized and elastic.
  • Do not smoke.

Sweet Almond Oil Medě COSMESI MEDITERRANEA and its properties

The almonds are in fact rich in fatty acids and proteins, properties that are kept almost unchanged in the oil of almond, which is rich in vitamins, especially B and E, important for the well-being of the skin, and minerals, micronutrients as essential to keep the tone and elasticity of the skin. Almond oil, which has a fine and light texture, looks like a clear liquid, almost odorless and not particularly oily, is fairly rapidly absorbed by the skin without occluding the pores.

When the streak is red, is not a permanent damage, it is in its first stage, then you can take action to accelerate the repair of the epidermis, ie the transition from red (inflammatory) to pearly white (scarring).

The use of almond oil will help prevent the formation of new stretch marks, and provides an aesthetic improvement, making stretch marks less visible. Prevents stretch marks because it promotes skin elasticity and tone and should be applied, concentrating in areas at risk, at least 2 times a day, massaging thoroughly until completely absorbed. It should be stressed that, as the almond oil can be effective, its application can give good results in a phase of prevention or mitigation of stretch marks in the first stage.