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How Stretch Marks Occur

from: Martha Fitzharris

Stretch marks can affect all of us. Many people assume the cause
of stretch marks (also known as striae) is due to pregnancy and
so only pregnant women and mothers are affected. This simply
isn't true.

Body builders and people who gain a great deal of weight are
susceptible to stretch marks. Also, teens are often afflicted
with striae during the "growth spurts" of puberty. In short,
anytime skin that is dramatically stretched quickly, striae is
apt to appear.

Not only can stretch marks affect adults and teens, but they can
affect children and people of every race and ethnicity, as well.
What are stretch marks, and why do they occur?

The skin is a remarkable organ. It's the largest and one of the
most complex organs in the entire body. It protects our internal
organs, keeps dangerous microorganisms at bay, helps us
eliminate wastes, and processes external elements, such as
sunshine, for our benefit. One of the skin's most remarkable
abilities is its ability to stretch.

Elastin and collagen are two of the building blocks of skin.
They are both proteins in the form of elastic fibers. Collagen
is a binding agent in skin and it is the building block of the
connective tissue. Elastin provides the skin with, you guessed
it, its elasticity.

The skin is extremely elastic; however, at certain times, skin
is over-stressed and stretched beyond its ability to give. When
this happens, the skin actually tears. Then, these tiny tears
and little rips heal, resulting in scar tissue and show up on
the outer part of the skin as stretch marks.

How Stretch Marks Can Be Prevented or Repaired Cocoa butter is a
popular home remedy for stretch marks. Traditionally, pregnant
women have used cocoa butter on thier bellies to prevent stretch
marks . Certainly its moisturizing capacity helps to improve the
skin's elasticity; however, it's effectiveness in preventing
stretch marks is rather limited.

People who desire to prevent stretch marks should look for a
product that helps the body create the very elements that are
being oppressed: collagen and elastin. Pregnant women, body
builders, or growing teenagers can prevent skin tearing by
stimulating their body to trigger and speed the regeneration of
collagen, elastin and the water holding proteins that help
prevent tearing and subsequent scarring.

Fortunately, such stimulation can be achieved with topical
products (those you place directly on the skin) that contain
molecules that act as biological activators of skin renewal, the
same ingredients also aid in the repair of stretch marks.
Biological activators are (1) enzymes that catalyze, or speed up
biochemical reactions within skin cells by a factor of many
thousands, (2) proteins which enable cells to communicate and
effectively coordinate activities between one another, also
known as growth factors, (3) glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) - complex
carbohydrate chains that are not only vital moisturizers and
lubricants present in the interstitial spaces between surface
skin cells, but by virtue of their interaction with growth
factor proteins and their receptors act as regulators of
vascularization (new capillary blood vessel formation) and cell
division. Also. they are fundamental biological players in the
cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions that take place during
normal and pathological events related to cell recognition,
adhesion, migration and growth.

These molecules that are present in skin care products that are
not merely clever concoctions of natural ingredients, but have a
proven record of effectiveness. One such product is a cream made
from the mucins of land snails, the same mucins that these
little creatures use to repair their own skin and shell when
damaged. The biological activators in it promote cell
regeneration, which improves scars' appearance. They also
thicken the epidermal layer, creating a smoother top layer of
skin. This further improves the look of stretch marks, whether
they are recent or old. With the use of BIO SKIN CARE™ Cream
damaged cells and toxins are dissolved, hair follicles are
cleaned of debris, germs are destroyed and new collagen,
elasting and water holding cells are formed. The Final Result:

About the author:

Martha Fitzharris is a free lance journalist for a website offering a new
biological natural skin care product that activates skin renewal.

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