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Do You Know What's In Your Stretch Mark Cream?

If you have stretch marks that you would like to minimize or get rid of entirely, you might want to try one of the many creams and lotions that are on the market today. Creams and lotions that target stretch marks can be found in drugstores and pharmacies, and are usually over-the-counter medications. You can also get prescription strength cream or lotion from your dermatologist. This type of stretch mark cream can be effective in the process of stretch mark minimization. Some of them even claim to even remove stretch marks of all kinds, forms, and shapes.

Many people try these creams in the hope of getting rid of  stretch marks, without all the costs that come along with medical consultations and dermatologists. There are also costly fees for non-medical and medical procedures to remove stretch marks. Stretch mark creams and lotions seem like the more realistic approach to take if you are on a budget.

It is good to know what is included in these creams, so that you can choose the right one for your skin type and budget. The following ingredients are found in a variety of stretch mark lotions and creams.

  • Grape Seed Extract helps to protect the body’s capillary walls and prevents the development of certain enzymes. These particular enzymes destroy the elastin and the collagen in the body. Grapes have anti-oxidation values and helps absorb Vitamin C that can strengthen membranes.
  • Found in greener and younger plants, Glycolic acid decreases the dead skin buildup and can help with exfoliating the skin and body.
  • Emu oil is very effective in the treatment of stretch marks and it is an amazing moisturizer and healer of skin.
  • The cooling effect of Aloe Vera helps with injuries, insect bites and sunburns. It can help reduce the inflammation in the skin, prevent wrinkles, soften skin, and help with healing.
  • Liposomes are fatty substances that hold the moisturizers and oils together.
  • Collagen helps the skin and tissues to heal.
  • Vitamin E is used to put the skin’s aging cells to a halt. It protects the skin and replenishes the cells, so they become stronger.

Disclaimer:  The information provided within this site is not meant to be a substitute for a medical doctor's opinion.  This site is for informational purposes ONLY.  Please check with your medical practitioner before any type of treatment or prevention method is started.

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