Stretch marks occur because the skin is stretching too quickly, damaging your elastic skin tissues. That makes your skin appear unpleasant and may make you emotionally distressed. One increasingly popular method of treating stretch marks and other facial issues such as acne, alopecia, loose skin, scars, and dark patches is microneedling Sparks. The procedure involves the use of a device with tiny needles to create minor cuts in your skin. The bleeding and the trauma that your facial skin undergoes encourage more collagen production for healing the punctures and eliminating stretch marks.
You can reduce or eliminate the possibility of requiring microneedling or other professional treatments such as chemical peels and skin revitalization for treating stretch marks. The solution lies in preventing the appearance of stretch marks. Consequently, below are ways of safeguarding yourself against stretch marks.
Consume omega-3 fatty acids
Omega-3 fatty acid helps moisturize the skin and safeguards it against skin disorders.
Rich seafood sources of omega-3 fatty acids include mackerel, salmon, cod liver oil, sardines, oysters, and herring. You can also get your omega-3 fatty acids from Brussels sprouts, roasted soybeans, chia seeds, walnuts, and flaxseed.
If you are pregnant, consult with your health caregiver about the quantity of fish you can eat and ensure you avoid fish exposed to high levels of heavy metals. For example, swordfish, sharks, and king mackerel tend to have an unsafe concentration of heavy metals like mercury that can affect your sensitive unborn baby.
Get healthy levels of vitamin D
Studies have found that regular healthy vitamin D levels can help form healthy skin that does not have conditions such as stretch marks, eczema, and dryness.
Excellent sources of vitamin D are oily fish, red meat, egg yolks, liver, supplements, and sun rays.
But, excessive exposure to the sun’s UV rays can damage the blood vessels and cells in your facial skin. Sun damage causes the skin to dry, wrinkle, discolor, and appear leathery. Protect yourself from sun damage by wearing sunscreen and UV-protective clothing and seeking shade.
Maintain a healthy weight when pregnant
The gaining of weight when pregnant is due to the growth of the baby and the storage of fat, especially vital for making breast milk. But, you should ensure that your extra weight is about 25–35 lb (pounds). If you are already overweight before you become pregnant, you should gain about 15-25 pounds. And if underweight before pregnancy, you can add up to 40 pounds.
Consult your health provider about the right amount of weight you can gain during pregnancy. Of course, other underlying health issues can affect the range of healthy weight you can add to your usual weight.
Avoid alcoholic drinks and smoking
Alcoholic drinks and smoking expose your skin and blood vessels to free radicals or toxins that damage them. Therefore, your skin does not have sufficient nutrients, including oxygen, delivered via the flowing of blood to ensure it repairs itself and remains healthy.
Contact LUX Dermatology today and book an appointment for specialist treatment of your skin issues, such as via microneedling.