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Red, Purple, Pink and White Stretch Marks: How To Identify Them?

When the skin is under significant tension, lesions of the elastic fibers appear: these are stretch marks. Affecting both men and women, they are generally located on certain parts of the body. In addition to their appearance as long lines or stripes, stretch marks can also display different colors.

What Are the Different Types of Stretch Marks?

There are two types of stretch marks:

  • Stretch marks revealing a health problem: For example, Cushing's syndrome. This is due to an excess of corticosteroids in the body and can be the cause of significant stretch marks. Indeed, when the adrenal glands produce an excessive amount of cortisol or during abusive and/or long and prolonged use of corticoid-based medications, this stress hormone acts aggressively on the production of collagen and elastin, which are essential to ensure the suppleness and elasticity of the skin.

  • Classic stretch marks: These are not associated with any particular health problem, but are nevertheless linked to a hormonal disorder. Indeed, these skin lesions appear either during puberty or during the second trimester of pregnancy. Sudden weight gain or loss is also a factor in the development of classic stretch marks. The appearance of stretch marks can also be hereditary or genetic. Indeed, thin and fragile skin is less resistant to tension, which causes lesions when stretched.

How To Distinguish Stretch Marks According to Their Color?

The color of stretch marks can mark their progress or indicate a health problem. Pink, red or purplish stretch marks are recent lesions, also called "immature stretch marks". They indicate inflammation of the dermis due to stretching of the skin. They usually appear at the beginning of the appearance of stretch marks. However, if the lesions are red in color, vertical in shape, large in size and located on the abdomen, thighs, arms or breasts, they may be stretch marks related to Cushing's syndrome.

Classic stretch marks, on the other hand, are called "mature stretch marks". Sometimes pearly white in color, generally thin, more discreet and deep, these skin lesions resemble scars that have been there for a long time. Imprinted on the skin, they have reached the final stage of the evolution of stretch marks. It will therefore be difficult, if not impossible, to get rid of them.

How To Fade Stretch Marks That Have Already Appeared?

In general, stretch marks appear due to a pathology or a hormonal disorder. They appear in different colors depending on their nature or their stage of evolution. However, once these unsightly marks have settled, they cannot be 100% erased, but their visibility can be reduced, whether they are red and in the inflammatory stage or old, white and in the chronic stage.

To do this, the use of a baobab oil treatment must be integrated into your daily routine. The baobab oil gel is one of the solutions to reduce the appearance of stretch marks. It also restores the skin's elasticity and suppleness. The baobab gel-in-oil is a care product with the concentration of a cream, and the fluidity of an oil without leaving a greasy and sticky finish. It contains active ingredients such as baobab oil (INCI name: "Adansonia Digitata Seed Oil"), Maracuja oil concentrate (INCI name: "Passiflora Edulis Seed Oil") and shea olein (INCI name: "Butyrospermum Parkii Oil") that work in depth to repair skin damage.

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