Our bodies are all beautiful and brilliant in their own way – and we love to support that at TEMPLESPA. Product recommendations and beauty tips are some of the most common questions we get asked, so we’re taking to our blog to knock another helpful answer out of the park!
Stretch marks are very common and can happen to almost anyone, they appear as lines or streaks across the skin and can vary in different shades of pink, red, brown, black, silver or purple. Generally, stretch marks appear darker at first then fade over time and are found across the tummy, chest, upper arms, legs, bottom, hips or back.
So why do I get stretch marks?
Usually stretch marks appear after a sudden growth, pregnancy, loosing or gaining weight quickly and genetics all play a part too. There’s no way to prevent stretch marks but sticking to a good bodycare routine can help massively with skin tone and texture.
How do I reduce the appearance of stretch marks?
Keeping a good and regular bodycare routine can not only help with the appearance and texture of your skin but boost your mood and confidence! We like to start with a deep and nourishing exfoliating scrub like SUGAR BUFF Mediterranean Body Scrub. It’s our fragrant Mediterranean-inspired sugar exfoliator that works hard to lift away dead skin cells, encourage cell renewal and help to even skin texture, like stretch marks.
You can also try dry body brushing, an ancient technique that’s proven to help with uneven skin texture, help distribute fatty areas underneath the skin and release any trapped toxins to aid in the overall detoxifying process. Add this alongside your body exfoliator a couple of times a week to notice a difference in your skin.
Using a glycolic acid product like GLOWCOLIC Resurfacing Toner, which is great for targeting pigmentation, can also be a big help to getting rid of stretch marks. Apply to a cotton round and sweep over the area, the combination of AHAs; glycolic, lactic and mandelic acids work to encourage new cell renewal and evening out skin tone for a brighter appearance.
Next up is hydration and we have two options for you: oils and creams – and in fact we’d recommend both for stretch marks. Oils are great for the evening as the skin can do its best repair work at night as you rest. The TEMPLESPA bathing and massage oils are highly concentrated liquid formulas with powerful blends of essential oils, replenishing vitamin E and hydrating oils, fusing wellness and bodycare in one.
You can use a generous amount of our DRIFT AWAY Relaxing Bathing & Massage Oil or WORK IT OUT Muscle-Tox Bathing & Massage Oil (great for a post-workout!) after exfoliating the skin. Work into circular motions around stretch marks or the affected area and always massage towards the heart.
When an oil won’t cut it in the day, creams will be your best option for keeping stretch marks hydrated and soothed. A lightweight choice would be our PEACE BE STILL Calming Skin Balm, settling the skin and leaving it oh-so-soft to touch. For a big punch of hydration, we love DUVET Comforting Body Cream to envelop our skin in brilliant nutritious oils and ingredients for healthy and soft skin.
We hope you found this blog post useful for helping reduce the appearance of stretch marks and discovering a new TEMPLESPA treatment. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for more beauty news, fab offers and insider knowledge.