Stretch marks are off color lines occurring on the skin of a person. They are caused when the dermis layer of the skin tears. This tearing may occur due to various reasons. Pregnancy is the most common cause of stretch marks in women.
If you have experienced the joys of motherhood, you probably have also felt the pain of stretch marks. Celebrities are no exceptions to these. Performing artists like actresses, singers and dancers have to maintain their figures as a part of their charisma. It is the very reason of their being. Yet, stretch marks are unavoidable during pregnancy. You may think that most of these celebrities probably opt for expensive laser surgeries to tackle the problem. Or they may have masseuse and personal trainers who whip them into shape. The fact remains that most celebrities are unwilling to take laser surgery for something which may not even work.
Several celebrities have been seen to have stretch marks. The list is long. It includes Cindy Crawford, Demi Moore, Kate Winslett, Britney Spears, Kristi Alley, Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry, and Katie Holmes and so on. While they have tried different ways to deal with the problem, all of them regard stretch marks as a symbol of motherhood. Some are even proud of them as they are the marks made while carrying their child.
You must remember that celebrities have not got hold of some magic remedies for their stretch marks just because they are celebrities. Since their career revolves around public appearances, they simply come across more professional people who help them to hide their stretch marks. Applying expert make up, using moisturizing lotions to keep the skin supple and using lots of non steroidal stretch mark creams help to camouflage and gradually reduce stretch marks. Some have taken the very simple step of wearing long dresses to conceal the stretch marks.
Here are a few tips offered by the celebrities to control stretch marks
Maintain a healthy weight. Of course weight gain is inevitable during pregnancy. You should not compromise your babys health by trying to reduce your weight. However take care that weight gain is gradual and not excessive. You should consult with your doctor to know the right weight.
Keep your skin moist and hydrated. Use skin care products and moisturizers rich in Vitamin E.
Drink plenty of water.
Adopt an exercise regime with massage to help your skin get rid of toxins.
Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables and protein to keep your skin healthy.
Above all, enjoy motherhood stretch marks and all.
Quite a few celebrities have opted for stretch mark creams like those based on bio-oil or cocoa butter. Regular massages by these creams together with the above steps have proven very effective. However, one and all pointed out the potential dangers of using steroid based creams, especially during the final stages of pregnancy.
Just remember, celebrities are human beings too with similar problems as you and me. Stretch marks are one of them which strike all mothers irrespective of their station in life.