5 Methods For How to Get Rid Of Stretch Marks On Thighs
Due to skin's inability to adequately produce increased amounts of elastin during periods of rapid growth, intertwining collagen fibers are essentially pulled apart, causing bleeding and scars in the dermis. These become furrows in the outer layer, and appear as dark red or purple stripes running parallel to each other. However, stretch marks on thighs will eventually fade to a pale, silvery tone and resemble the appearance, if not the texture, of a normal scar.
Common Causes of Stretch Marks
Stretch marks are not limited to to any one group of people. While they do appear more frequently on women than men, owing in part to pregnancy, men can and do get stretch marks as well. They can develop anywhere on the body, and the thighs are one of the locations on the body where stretch marks tend to appear the most.
Although thigh stretch marks have no effect on physical health, they usually have a negative impact on self-esteem, especially in women. Rapid increases in size and weight gain are common secondary causes of stretch marks on thighs behind pregnancy. This is typically the case when thigh stretch marks develop in pubescent boys and girls, as well as in those experiencing excessive weight gain.
Body builders who lift weights to in order to get dramatic increases in muscle mass can also have problems with stretch marks.
Thigh stretch marks are most unattractive when they first appear. Dark red or purple in color, they differ visibly in thickness and texture. Over time, stretch marks on thighs and elsewhere fade in tone, and appear as delicate furrows within the surface layer of skin.
Sometimes these striations seem to disappear altogether; however, the differences in skin thickness and in texture remain, even when this epidermal scarring is invisible to the naked eye.
Top 3 Ways of How to Get Rid of Stretch Marks On Thighs...
1. Controlled Diet With More Exercise
The best treatment for stretch marks on thighs is to prevent their development by controlling normal weight gain during pregnancy and maintaining a healthy weight range if not pregnant.
Combine vigorous cardio workouts with strength training and stretching exercises to achieve weight loss, better muscle tone and the elimination of thigh stretch marks.
A healthy diet plan to get rid of thigh stretch marks should include nutritious natural foods such as bright fruits and vegetables, lean meats (no fat), whole grains, fish, nuts, and legumes. Avoid (like the plague, I might add) trans fats, processed sugars, refined foods, fast food, junk food and basically anything that is unnatural and unhealthy.
This might seem like a very generic way to get rid of stretch marks, but it's highly effective, and it's where everyone plagued by stretch marks needs to start. Here's why...
Poor diet habits leads to poor skin and, in most cases, weight gain. Inactivity -- as in little to no exercise -- leads to weak muscle fiber and of course weight gain. The more weight you put on, the further the skin stretches -- visa vie, the more stretch marks that appear and the easier it becomes for them to keep appearing.
2. Make Sure Your Body & Skin Are PROPERLY Hydrated
The daily consumption of pure, clean water may be the most essential component of a nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle. And its certainly beneficial for the elimination or reduction of thigh stretch marks. With most people drinking coffee, lattes, espressos, soda, soft drinks, and other carbonated beverages, it's no wonder why the skin is so susceptible to stretch marks.
Drinking roughly 64 ounces of water per day -- just think 3, 20 oz bottles -- is suggested by dieticians, health care specialists, and many doctors. This amounts ensures that you have consumed sufficient water to keep your skin hydated. Why is that good? Because hydrated skin means healthy skin, and healthy skin will be able to fight off stretch marks far more easily and effectively.
Is this the absolute best way to get rid of stretch marks on thighs? No, of course not. I mean it's water for pete's sake, it's not a "cure all". However, you need to be giving your skin the proper weapons so it can fight stretch marks effectively -- and water is an IMPORTANT one. Don't forget it!
3. Better Skin Care Routine (And Maybe Even Stretch Mark Creams)
Practice good skincare using gentle cleansers, exfoliates, moisturizers, humectants and, most importantly, stretch mark creams containing all natural active ingredients -- such as aloe vera gel, essential oils, omega 3 fatty acids, retinoids, peptides, skin loving vitamins & minerals (including A, C, E, magnesium and phosphate), and alpha hydroxy & hyaluronic acids.
There are some people that get great results using just cocoa butter and nothing else. Personally though, I think it's best to invest in one of the best stretch mark creams, as those are proven to get rid of stretch marks on thighs, and everywhere else for that matter. They are quite inexpensive and can usually deliver great results in just a matter of weeks.