How To Get Rid Of Breast Stretch Marks

How To Get Rid Of Breast Stretch Marks

Some women develop stretch marks also on their breast. Although stretch marks on breast is totally harmless and may fade with time but if they do not fade you may try home remedies to get rid of stretch marks on the breast discussed in our article.

How To Get Rid Of Breast Stretch Marks

How To Get Rid Of Breast Stretch Marks

How the stretch marks on the breast looks like?

The stretch marks on the breast is common. When examined closely they appear as thin and fine lines. Stretch marks are also known as striae distensae.  In the beginning the stretch marks appeared, pink or purple. With time the stretch marks turn white. If you develop stretch marks during pregnancy it is called striae gravidum. It may develop on abdomen, buttocks, thighs and even on the breast.

What Are The Factors responsible For The Development Of Stretch Marks On the Breast?

Following factors are responsible for the development of stretch marks on the breast and other parts of the body:

Puberty –

With puberty the female body due to hormonal changes experiences rapid growth in the breast tissues. As the breast of the female develops during puberty the skin gets stretched and breast stretch marks are developed.

Pregnancy –

Breast stretch marks commonly appears due to pregnancy. It develops mostly during the third trimester with the growth of milk ducts.

Breast implants or surgeries –

Breast implants placed to increase the breast size stretches the skin leading to breast stretch marks. Repositioning the implants or placing new implant also results in stretch marks.

Weight gain, Weight loss –

Sudden weight gain causes stretch marks because with weight gain the breast size increases. If a female looses weight suddenly it leads to weight loss.

Other health conditions –

Health conditions that make skin vulnerable to stretch marks include Cushing syndrome, Marfan Syndrome and other auto-immune diseases.

How to Treat Breast Stretch Marks

To Prevent Breast Strectch marks Try Following:

Keep Your Skin Hydrated –

To keep your skin hydrated not only topical miniaturisation is required but it is also important for you to drink at least 9-10 glasses of water in a day. Staying hydrated also improves the all over body functions.

Keep Your Skin Hydrated

Keep Your Skin Hydrated

Masssge the stretch Marks –

Use Mositurisers such as almond oil and coconut oil to massage the stretch marks. Massaging improves the blood circulation and reduces stretch marks.

Regular exfoliation –

Regular exfoliation helps to get rid of dead skin cells and softens the skin. It aids stretch mark prevention.

Coca butter – Purchase cocoa butter or Shea butter from local store. Both are rich in vitamin E and rejuvenates the skin. Massage your breast with it regularly.

Coca butter

Coca butter

In most of the cases the breast stretch marks get lighten with the time and fade away with simple home remedies. But if you do not find the desired result meet dermatologist.  A dermatologist may recommend you acid peels, laser therapy, collagen injections, radio frequency and microdermabrasion. 

How To prevent Breast Stretch Marks?

Although not always it is possible to prevent breast stretch marks but there are certain ways to decrease the chances of breast stretch marks. Follow the tips discussed below to decrease breast stretch marks:

  1. Eat healthy and balanced diet rich in vitamin E, antioxidants and fibre to improve the health of skin and also maintain healthy weight.
  2. Drink lots of water to keep your skin hydrated. Dry skin is more likely to develop stretch marks.
  3. Use stretch mark creams sold in the market after consulting your physician.
  4. Exercise to maintain a healthy weight.

Breast stretch marks are very common. They are normal and harmless. In most of the cases they fade away. If they do not fade away they tell story of your beautiful journey of gaining puberty or getting pregnant and becoming mother. Embrace yourself and your beauty.

Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta
Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta:  Professionally a homeopathic doctor and a dietician Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta is passionate about writing health and parenting blogs. She believes in holistic approach towards health and well being.