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Struggling with Stretch Marks? 5 Organic Tips to Beat Stretch Marks

 

Let’s be honest… unless you’re going to commit to never ever having a lick of something sweet, and commit to working out for hours a day, you’re likely going to notice a stretch mark (or few) appear at some point in your life.

Despite a common misconception, pregnant women aren’t the only ones that deal with stretch marks, and chances are since you’re reading this article right now, you’re one of those people.

Fear not, the stretch-mark-struggle does not have to be real, and there are certainly ways you can manage, if not beat them!

But before we get into those many ways you can overcome them, let’s talk about what causes stretch marks!

 

 

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What causes stretch marks to appear?

Stretch marks most commonly appear on the body in areas where the skin is the subjected to stretching; such as the stomach, upper arms, and upper thigh areas.

They appear due to a few different reasons:

  • Drastic weight gain/loss
  • Stress
  • Genetic factors
  • Hormonal changes
  • Water intake

As your skin stretches, your collagen, which acts as a “glue” holding your skin together, starts weaken. As the collagen weakens, your skin forms lines beneath the top layer which start out purple, pink, or red. Over time, these lines may turn a silver-white color.

 

5 Organic Ways To Beat Stretch Marks

 

Stimulate collagen production

As you age, your body’s ability to produce collagen naturally decreases. In order to improve your skin’s elasticity, and boost hydration, it’s important to supplement with collagen in your daily diet. Consuming collagen also provides you with the added benefit of helping to fade stretch marks from the insight out, while preventing any new ones from occurring.

 

Amp up your vitamin C

Vitamin C and hydrolyzed collagen are like peas in a pod. They work together to promote collagen formation, so it makes perfect sense then to help boost your body’s natural response to beating stretch marks to make sure you’re adding plenty of Vitamin C rich foods to your diet, and pair your internal collagen intake with a topical Vitamin C.  

Eat your vitamins

It’s not just Vitamin C that help you beat stretch marks. Zinc and Vitamin A also play important parts in helping strengthen the skin and stimulate new cell formation. You can either supplement with Zinc or start eating more foods like nuts, oysters, and chicken. Vitamin A is also quite easy to obtain through foods like butternut squash, sweet potato, and carrots.

 

 

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Ditch drugstore creams

It may be tempting to reach for drugstore stretch mark creams, but all they do is mask the underlying issue. Instead, choose organic bodycare filled with skin loving ingredients that support your skin’s elasticity like these great options:

 

Encourage blood flow with exfoliation

Stimulating your body with regular, gentle exfoliation helps to improve blood flow and fat, which work together to lighten stretch marks over time. You can exfoliate a few different ways:

 

Are you dealing with stretch marks? What do you think of these organic tips?

 

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Giveaway and Review of Minky Premium Styling Dock Worth £26.99

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I know all about how hot straighteners and other hair appliances can be a hazard in the home. So this Minky Homecare storage product is a blessing in my home. I won’t have to worry about where to store my hot hair appliances anymore thanks to this. It is a great home for all the haircare appliances. I think it is such a beauty, would work great as a Christmas gift for a special person. So if you are in search of Christmas gifts this year, you should check this product out.

 

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Fashion and Style Police Reviews SheaMoisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Range

If you have been reading Fashion and Style Police for some time, you would know how much I love SheaMoisture products. I have been using the brand since I started transitioning to natural hair, and I can see myself using their hair products for a very long time. SheaMoisture has recently introduced the Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil range of hair products, and myself and my Duchess are loving the range.

 

SheaMoisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Conditioner £12.99

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I really like this SheaMoistureManuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Conditioner. It is a rinse-out conditioner and it really does the job. It softens and detangles the hair with the intense moisture and shine-enhancing nutrients. The ingredients included are Certified Organic Shea Butter, Honey, Mafura and Baobab.

 

PROS
  1. This rinse out conditioner makes our hair more manageable.
  2. It leaves our hair soft, shiny and easy to style.
  3. I love the packaging. It looks really good.
  4. This conditioner smells so good. I love it.
  5. I also find it very easy to use.

 

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CONS

None. It is a very good product.

 

 

SheaMoisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Shampoo £12.99

I love this sulfate-free shampoo. It is a great hair shampoo for the natural hair girls. I like the fact that it cleanses while infusing the hair with moisture and nutrients. The ingredients included are Certified Organic Shea Butter, Honey, Mafura and Baobab.

 

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PROS
  1. It cleanses the hair thoroughly but doesn’t strip off the moisture.
  2. The packaging is compact and practical.
  3. I love the fragrance of the shampoo.
  4. It leaves my hair soft, clean and shiny.

 

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SheaMoisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Hair Masque £14.81

This SheaMoisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Hair Masque conditions while infusing hair with some moisture and nutrients.  I like using a hair masque every now and again to keep our hair looking good. This product does the work so well. I love how it makes our hair look, especially my daughter’s hair. 

 

PROS
  1. The hair masque helps keep the hair looking healthy and vibrant.
  2. It moisturises the hair beautifully.
  3. This hair masque removes frizz and nourishes the hair.
  4. It is easy to use. I usually have it on my hair for around 30 minutes before washing it off.
  5. The fragrance smells great.
  6. I like the sensible packaging.

 

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CONS

None

 

My daughter and I have been using this SheaMoisture hair range for weeks now and we love all the products. It is a great hair range. I love how the products nourish our hair. This is one hair care range I would recommend to anyone especially those transitioning back to natural hair. My hair is full transitioned now and I am at peace with it. I just need it to grow a bit quicker. I will be writing a hair update soon and showing off what it looks like so look out for that post.

 

What do you think of this SheaMoisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil range? Have you tried any of these products? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

 

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