Stretch marks are usually off-color lines that occur on the skin. They’re usually caused when the dermis (the layer of skin below the surface) tears. This can happen for various reasons, but the most common cause of stretch marks is pregnancy.
If you are a mother, you know that stretch marks are inevitable. Even celebrities are not exempt from getting stretch marks. For performers like actresses, singers, and dancers, maintaining their figure is essential to their occupation. Unfortunately, stretch marks can occur during pregnancy and ruin their toned appearance. Many people think that these celebrities can afford to get surgeries to fix the problem, but that is not always the case. While some celebrities may have luxury services like masseuses and personal trainers, the fact is that most celebrities are unwilling to take drastic measures, such as laser surgery, for something which may not even work.
Many celebrities have dealt with stretch marks at some point – including Cindy Crawford, Demi Moore, Kate Winslet, Britney Spears, Kristi Alley, Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry and Katie Holmes. Some have tried different ways to get rid of them, but most see them as a symbol of motherhood and are proud of them, as they are marks made while carrying their child.
Celebrities might make it look easy to get rid of stretch marks, but in reality they just have better access to resources that the public does not. Their careers often require them to be in the public eye, so they have more access to professional makeup artists and dermatologists who can help them hide their stretch marks. In addition to using camouflaging techniques, celebrities also use moisturizing lotions and non-steroidal creams to gradually reduce the appearance of stretch marks. Some opt for more simple solutions, like wearing long dresses that cover their stretch marks. No matter what their solution is, keep in mind that celebrities don’t have some magical remedy for stretch marks – they just have a lot more help hiding them.
Here are a few tips offered by celebrities to control stretch marks.
Pregnancy is a time when many women worry about their weight, but it’s important to remember that a healthy weight gain is essential for the baby’s development. While it’s impossible to completely avoid weight gain during pregnancy, you can help control it by eating healthy foods and exercising regularly. Consult with your doctor to find out how much weight you should gain during pregnancy.
To keep your skin healthy and hydrated, use skin care products and moisturizers rich in vitamin E.
Drink plenty of water and adopt an exercise regime with massage to help your skin get rid of toxins.
Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, and protein to help maintain healthy skin.
And finally enjoy motherhood, stretch marks and all!
Many celebrities have used stretch mark creams containing bio-oil or cocoa butter, and regular massages with these creams have been shown to be quite effective. However, all the celebrities who have used these creams pointed out the potential dangers of using steroid-based creams 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. Celebrities are often idolized for their seemingly “perfect” lives, but it’s important to remember that they’re just like us – they experience the same issues and problems. So if you’re ever feeling down about something like stretch marks, remember that even celebrities have to deal with them!