Teenagers experience difficulty adjusting to changes in their social life, new freedoms and responsibilities, and their changing bodies. Teenagers frequently struggle to accept change, particularly when it pertains to their bodies and how they view themselves. Stretch marks are possible but unwanted changes. Let’s investigate the causes of teenage stretch marks.
WHAT ARE STRETCH MARKS?
Stretch marks, which are little lines on the skin brought on by rapid weight gain or growth (like during puberty). Although the skin is usually extremely elastic, severe stretching may prevent collagen from being produced normally, which is a crucial protein for the structure of skin tissue. As a result, stretch marks may appear on the skin.
Stretch marks are little lines that appear on the skin and are brought on by rapid weight gain or development (like during puberty). Despite the fact that skin is usually extremely elastic, severe stretching can impair the normal production of collagen, a key protein that contributes to the structure of skin tissue. Consequently, stretch marks could appear on the skin.
1] HOW DO STRETCH MARKS DEVELOP?
Teenage stretch marks are a common feature of puberty for the majority of people. Those who are obese have stretch marks. Due to the quick physical changes that bodybuilding may cause, stretch marks might appear on bodybuilders. People who use hydrocortisone- or steroid-containing skin lotions or ointments for more than a few weeks may acquire stretch marks. Patients who must take oral corticosteroids in high doses for several months or longer might experience the same thing.
Teenage Your face, hands, or feet won’t get stretch marks, but they may emerge elsewhere. They’ll most likely be in your belly, hips, thighs, breasts, and buttocks, which are places in your body where fat is accumulated. They could be seen on the lower back or the backs of your arms as well. Stretch marks could run in families.
2] WHAT ARE THE FEATURES OF STRETCH MARKS?
Stretch marks come in a variety of forms. Depending on your skin type, where they are on your body, how old they are, and what caused them, they vary. Common variations include:
There may be indentation streaks or lines on the abdomen, breasts, hips, buttocks, or other body areas. Streaks run over large areas of the body; streaks of pink, red, black, blue, or purple, streaks of color that begin dark and become lighter.
Stretch marks can take many different shapes. They are categorized by the length of time you’ve experienced them and the underlying cause. The types include:
- Striae atrophic: Stretch marks like this one are rather common. This kind is caused by the skin’s collagen or elastin breaking down.
- Striae distensae: These generally manifest throughout puberty. They often consist of linear, striped-like lines.
- Striae gravidarum: This kind exclusively manifests during pregnancy.
Collagen is a protein that makes your skin more elastic. When your skin extends, the marks can be seen if it does not do so sufficiently.
Stretch marks could appear due to:
- quick weight gain (this affects both men and women)
- growth surges brought on during puberty in youngsters. Make sure kids are aware that this is typical and that some childhood markings may fade with adulthood.
- pregnancy, which weakens skin fibers because the skin is stretched and hormone levels are raised. When you lose weight after the baby is born, it can get smaller.
Even while stretch marks are more likely to occur in you, there are steps you may take to reduce your risk. Here are some remedies for stretch marks in teenagers:
The greatest advice for preventing stretch marks or making a current condition worse is to maintain excellent weight control. Stretch marks develop as a result of your skin rupturing quickly with the weight gain. Common obesity, physical activity, bodybuilding, and growth-related activities are all factors. The best course of action in spite of these conditions is to attempt to control body alterations while maintaining a healthy weight.
Have a nutrient-rich diet: Consume a well-balanced diet rich in protein, zinc, and vitamins C, D, and E. Choose unprocessed foods and consume a lot of fruits and veggies; this is known as the ‘rainbow diet’.
Water intake: It’s important to maintain proper hydration. Since dry skin can not expand as easily, it is more vulnerable to injury. As a result, stretch marks start to show themselves. Internal hydration maintains the health and functionality of all the body’s organs, including the skin.
Regularly Your skin needs exterior moisturization in addition to internal hydration when it comes to moisture. Apply body creams and lotions to your skin and massage them in to prevent dry skin. Properly moisturized skin is elastic and simple to stretch. In this method, stretch marks might be prevented. You can use a mixture of glycerin and castor oil. This moisturizer is among the best and most reasonably priced ones that can keep the skin nourished for longer.
REMEDIES FOR STRETCH MARKS
Here are a few home remedies that you can try out to prevent stretch marks;
1] Castor oil- Stretch marks require hydration and sustenance due to their look of being dried up and shriveled. When castor oil is massaged onto the skin, the marks will ultimately fade and heal. To nourish the skin, you must do this frequently, though.
2] Lemon juice- Lemon juice’s inherent acidity promotes wound healing and scar reduction, while cucumber juice’s calming, soothing properties leave your skin feeling revitalized. Apply equal portions of lime juice and cucumber juice to the troubled regions until the skin has absorbed it. After letting it sit on your skin for about 10 minutes, rinse it off with warm water.
3] Coco butter- Stretch marks can be lessened with cocoa butter, and from my own experience, using it both during and after pregnancy entirely eliminates them. The best time to apply cocoa butter is at night; be careful to massage it in thoroughly. Over time, you’ll notice the stretch marks lessening and eventually disappearing.
4] DIY microdermabrasion- Using a homemade sugar scrub, you can nearly mimic the derma roller exfoliation results obtained by a dermatologist in a clinic. One cup of coconut or olive oil and sugar can be combined to make this. Add some lemon juice, then gently cleanse the stretch mark-prone areas of the body. Repeat many times a week while taking a bath, massaging it in for 8 to 10 minutes.