About Stretch Marks
Physiological Description of Stretch Marks
The skin is formed of several layers. The epidermis, the part we're most familiar with, rests on a flexible layer of the proteins collagen and elastin. The collagen layer, called the dermis, provides support for the epidermis. It also cushions the body from stress and strain. The dermis contains hair follicles, blood vessels and the glands that allow the skin to function.
Stretch marks are rips or tears in the dermis. The lack of underlying structure creates a depression in the epidermis. Stretch marks are usually marked by discoloration as well as a change in the texture of the skin.
Causes of Stretch Marks
Stretch marks occur when the skin is put under stress and is not strong enough to remain tight when outstretched. Rapid changes in body shape frequently cause stretch marks. About 90% of women develop stretch marks during pregnancy, for instance. Other causes of stretch marks include:
- Rapid weight loss or weight gain
- Changes in body shape associated with puberty
- Development of increased muscle mass
Under moisturized, unhealthy skin is damaged more easily. For example, both collagen and elastin are more brittle when dry than when properly moisturized. Ultraviolet damage also makes the dermis more fragile. This is why using a daily moisturizer like cocoa butter can be so helpful to lighten and reduce the appearance of stretch marks over time.
How RevitaGen Helps to Lessen the Appearance of Stretch Marks
The RevitaGen skin-toning formula combines moisturizing, natural ingredients to hydrate dry, damaged skin and peptides to help encourage collagen production for firmer, tighter skin.
- Oligopeptides moisturize while promoting skin elasticity.
- Pentapeptides help to rejuvenate collagen, creating taut, younger-looking skin.
- Sigesbeckia orientalis can help the skin by promoting collagen production.
- Retinyl palmitate encourage the metabolism of skin cells without the irritating side effects of retinoic acid.
RevitaGen is a fast-absorbing moisturizes cream and can help to temporarily reduce the appearance of stretch marks. Order now for visible results within just a few weeks! Learn more about RevitaGen's key ingredients or order now.