There are basically two types of stretch marks. The red or the purplish ones, and the white stretch marks. The red stretch marks, which are sometimes purplish one, are new stretch marks that have just appeared on the skin while the white stretch marks the older one that are there from years on the skin. The only difference between both of them is the time factor. The red stretch marks later become white stretch marks.
Also, it is easier to treat the red stretch marks while white stretch marks take a lot of time to be treated. This is the reason why stretch mark creams are highly effective on the red stretch marks but they take a lot of time almost a couple of months to show results and people are not patient enough to use these creams for years.
Here are three simple steps that at least might help you in treating the white stretch marks if not help you get rid of white stretch marks completely. –
- Protect your skin from further damage
Stretch marks already depicts that your skin is stretched more than enough and is unwell. Therefore, it is necessary to protect it from further damage so that whatever treatment you follow next, works effectively. For this, always apply sunscreen before stepping out in the day time. Even if you walk in the shade, the sun can cause bit damage to your skin. Try to apply a sun screen that has a 50 SPF or anything that is not below 15 at least. Also try to use a sun screen that is not oily so that it does not clog the skin pores and becomes irritating for you.
- Buy a microdermabrasion kit
This treatment may not work for the new red stretch marks but it is highly effective for the white stretch marks. You can buy a kit to be used at home or also you can opt for going to your dermatologist. This treatment removes the upper layer of the skin which is already dead. With repetitive microdermabrasion treatments you will see that your stretch mark scars diminishes gradually. The procedure is also easy, you just need to apply the cream and then rub it off with a wand.
You can also undergo a laser therapy. Laser therapy is highly effective in treating the old white stretch marks.
- Keep good care of the skin
Once the stretch marks are treated, there are chances that they appear back after a certain period of time. This is because the stretch marks are not removed from the skin but the damaged skin layers are removed that makes them appear lighter, almost close to null. If you o not take proper care of the skin, they might appear back on the skin. So eat healthy, drink enough water to stay hydrated and moisturize that part of the skin at least twice in a day.