Stretch marks are caused by four things; rapid growth, mental health issues, weight gain and pregnancy.
Growth spurts are a very normal part of growing up. These occur when kids suddenly grow at a much faster rate than they normally do. Although it isn’t fully understood, it’s thought that growth spurts tend to happen in the spring more than at other times of the year. The adolescent years are also packed with growth spurts.
What Causes Stretch Marks?
However, there are products that you can use to prepare your skin for inevitable growth and stretching. Lotions and creams can help your skin’s production of collagen and elastin. These are crucial components of the skin. In fact, dermatologists believe that roughly 80% of the dermis is made up of collagen alone.
They are scarring on the skin that form in the shape of stripes. It’s impossible to categorically prevent, or rid yourself of stretch marks forever. However, there are steps that you can take to reduce the risk of developing them and help to your existing stretch marks fade.
Laser treatments utilize the light of highly sensitive lasers to lift the microscopic layers of skin that surround the marks. The idea is that when this procedure is finished, the body creates new layers of healthy skin in place of the original mark. The laser therapy inherently spurs the body into healing the stretch marks itself.
There’s no mistake—CBD is everywhere. You can smoke it, vape it, put drops of it in your tea, and rub it on your stretch marks. I even watched someone buy a CBD drink with their chopped cheese at my local bodega, and that’s when I knew this trend was going overboard. Legacy brands like Kiehl’s and Josie Maran have hopped onto the trend with infused face oils, while smaller brands like Verte Essentials and Disciple Skincare have gained a loyal following in the booming $350 million CBD industry.
Even though the CBD hype is inescapable, so many people still don’t know what it is. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a natural compound derived from cannabis plants proven to reduce anxiety, soothe inflammation, and elevate mood. CBD is often conflated with its more stigmatized cousin, THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which is the chemical responsible for that euphoric, stoner high that you get from smoking weed. The cannabidiol used in most beauty products right now are derived from CBD-rich hemp, since the 2018 Farm Bill legalized its production. Cannabidiol won’t get you high, but its calming effects can work wonders for the skin. CBD can be derived from any cannabis plant, but it’s typically derived from hemp because of its low traces of THC.