What are stretch marks & how to fade them naturally?
What are stretch marks?
Stretch marks are fine lines in the skin that occur when fast growth or weight gain stretches the skin. Skin is quite stretchy, but when it's overstretched, the usual production of collagen (the major protein that makes up the tissue in skin) is disrupted. Stretch marks can appear during puberty, pregnancy and fitness activity with excessive weight loss.
Stretch marks look like lines or streaks across the skin that looks pink, red, brown, black, silver or purple. Typically stretch marks start off darker and fade over time. Stretch marks are quite common on the stomach, breasts, chest, upper arms, legs, bottom, hips or back.
How can I get rid of stretch marks?
Stretch marks fade over time, but with treatment you can speed up the process to make them less noticeable more quickly. You can reduce the appearance of stretch marks using natural ingredients to exfoliate and treat the skin.
Using Polish (body scrub protection) removes excess dead skin from your body as well as new skin from your stretch marks. The demerara sugar works well with the turmeric to rid dead skin cells and also brighten the skin.
Exfoliating your skin alongside using Raw (body bar cleansing protection), which is also known as turmeric soap, can also enhance your results and speed up the process to fade stretch marks naturally. The coconut oil and Epsom salt contained in this natural, vegan and organic body bar effectively support with reducing the appearance of your stretch marks. However, curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, can also treat stretch marks when applied to the skin.
The last step is to apply Sustain (oil cleansing protection) which contains argan oil, which increases skin's elasticity. Massaging the skin with argan oil helps to increase the elasticity of the skin, helping heal the broken tissues gradually making the marks fade.
We recommend using the Body Kit as it contains three products to effectively reduce the appearance of stretch marks.
The Body Kit should be used in the shower or bath:
Step 1: Use Polish (body scrub protection) with turmeric & cane sugar to exfoliate, even skin tone, reduce hyperpigmentation, reduce stretch marks and dark marks, body acne and discoloured skin on the body, under arms, elbows and bikini line. Apply to wet skin rubbing in a circular motion throughout the body. Rinse off thoroughly with warm water. Not recommended for use on face. Usage: every other day / 3 times per week
Step 2: Use Raw (body bar cleansing protection) to exfoliate, even skin tone, reduce hyperpigmentation, reduce stretch marks and dark marks, body acne and discoloured skin. Massage on to wet skin, rubbing in a circular motion throughout the body, rinse with warm water and pat dry. Not recommended for use on face. Usage: every other day / 3 times per week
Step 3: Use Sustain (oil cleansing protection) to maintain skin's hydration to support with acne, hyperpigmentation, reduce stretch marks and dark marks or uneven skin tone. Apply to wet or dry skin after exfoliating skin. Squeeze 2-3 drops (or as required) from pipette directly on to skin and rub in a circular motion. Pat dry if using on wet skin. Usage: twice per day
Like It On Top uses all natural, vegan and organic ingredients to hand make a range of skin care and body care. You can find out more about our body care range here.
What is Like It On Top?
Like It On Top is a British brand that offers handmade vegan beauty to protect skin so that you Like It On Top.
All of our products are handmade using natural and vegan ingredients. With targeted skin protection from head to toe, we’ve got every area of the body covered with our handmade plant-based range of face and body care. Like It On Top is handmade using natural ingredients to offer a range of products that keep your skin looking and feeling luminous.
Like It On Top focuses on protecting the epidermis, which is the body’s top layer of skin on the surface. This layer of skin provides a barrier to protect the face and body from ultraviolet (UV) radiation, harmful chemicals and bacteria. The cells that make up the epidermis are continuously shedding and replaced by new cells. Like It On Top helps to keep the epidermis protected for healthy skin.
Our #skinpositivity ethos is based on changing the way that you see your skin, instead of focusing on changing the appearance of your skin. Happiness isn't about focusing on how good your skin looks each day, but appreciating the skin that you have and working out a targeted skincare routine that works for your own personal skin concerns. Feeling confident on the inside means that we can also feel confident outside - so that you ALWAYS #LikeItOnTop.