How To Reduce Stretch Marks

How To Reduce Stretch Marks

At CelluClear, we’re big believers in the power of collagen. Let us explain why this wonderful protein is the secret ingredient that will reduce stretch marks.

Without a doubt, collagen is huge deal in the wellness world right now. It’s everywhere, with anyone that is anyone in the beauty industry singing its benefits. We agree. It’s undisputable that collagen is good for you. But why does it help reduce stretch marks?

At CelluClear  everything we offer is based on research and the intricate biology of the human body. Call us geeks, but for us, the science is important. So, in this post, we get into the nitty gritty of why collagen is such an essential part of stretch mark treatments.

Where do stretch marks come from?

First let’s take a moment to understand what causes stretch marks  and why they are so difficult to budge. It’s important to say, stretch marks are common. In fact, it’s estimated that they affect 50-90% of women at some point in their lives.

So it’s just a matter of time before I get them? Truthfully, it’s hard to say. This is because genes have a big influence on your tendency to gain stretch marks. You may be one of the lucky ones. But, as a general rule, if your mum has them, you’re fairly likely to get some stripes too.

Stretch marks are all about loss of elastic tissue

Stretch marks appear when your skin is stretched too far over a very short period of time. Whether this is due to pregnancy, weight gain, bulking up through bodybuilding or a growth spurt during puberty, they’re an outward sign of disruption in the fibre network supporting your skin. Once these tissues are over-extended or damaged, they lose their elasticity and they don’t bounce back. On the surface this shows as lines and loose skin.

Consequently, to banish stretch marks effectively, you need to give this fibrous support structure back its bounce.  Yes, there are creams that will exfoliate and blur the appearance of stretch marks, and surgery that will cut away fat, but if you want to achieve a noticeable difference, you need to focus on repairing tissues too. And that’s where collagen comes in.

Step forward collagen

Collagen is a protein found in your skin (as well as in many other areas of your body). It anchors cells together and provides flexible support. In simple terms, it’s what gives your connective tissues their strength and elasticity. It also has a huge role in replacing and restoring dead and damaged skin cells. Therefore, if you have stretch marks you want to remove, boosting collagen is crucial.

The problem is, collagen production naturally decreases as we age. By 40, it’s estimated that the body’s ability to produce collagen decreases by 25%. Fast-forward to 60, and you’ll be creating 50% less of the magical protein. This means, the older we get, the harder it becomes to replace and renew damaged cells. Hence why your stretch marks are so hard to budge.

Tell me, how do I get more collagen?

Can you repair tissues with a cream? Unlikely. You’ll find plenty of potions with collagen as a key ingredient, but in reality, it’s doubtful any of the magic will actually reach your tissues. Collagen molecules are too large to be absorbed through the skin.

Eating plenty of cod and sipping on bone broth arguably has health benefits. Similarly the processed collagen you can get in pills is probably worthwhile. But neither solution targets stretch marks specifically or with any intensity. When you ingest collagen, you can’t be that direct.

To repair your stretch marks you need to target the connective tissues directly, spurring them into producing new, healthy, natural collagen exactly where you need it. This is exactly how CelluClear works.

Discover how CelluClear stimulates collagen production

CelluClear is clinically-proven to increase your body’s ability to produce new, natural collagen, creating long-lasting improvements  in the appearance of stretch marks.

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