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Cellulite and Stretch Marks

The appearance of these two skin conditions cause some women much anguish, particularly in the summer months when more of the body is revealed! Although cellulite is rare in men, you guys can still get stretch marks - particularly those with bulging muscles! Although there is no magic cure for either, you can help reduce their appearance and prevent them from occurring all together with a little bit of T.L.C and help from the products we sell below...

To get to Cellulite productsor Stretch Mark products or for more information about Cellulite or Stretch Marks see our Frequently Asked Questions...
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Stretch Marks

Stretch Marks can appear anywhere on the body, but most women associate them with pregnancy and their growing bump! They are most likely to appear in areas where fat is stored or in areas which have a tendency to stretch such as the abdomen, buttocks, thighs and breasts. They can also occur during periods of weight gain and rapid weight loss. The scars are permanent and eventually turn a lighter colour than surrounding skin. You can help reduce the appearance of existing marks with a topical treatment, prevent further marks developing by keeping the skin moisturised and by maintaining a consistent body weight.
  • MaterniCare Pre & Post Natal Nourishing Cream

    MaterniCare Pre & Post Natal Nourishing Cream

    MaterniCare Nourishing Cream is designed for pre and post natal use. The cream helps prevent dry skin and stretch marks with its hypoallergenic ingredients.

    £12.00
    (incl VAT)
  • Bio-Oil 200ml

    Bio-Oil 200ml

    Oil.
    Bio-Oil is a specialist skincare product developed to help improve the appearance of scars and stretch marks. This super-sized 200ml Bio-Oil bottle is ideal for mums-to-be and those already fans of this product!

    £20.85
    (incl VAT)
  • Bio-Oil 125ml

    Bio-Oil 125ml

    Oil.
    Bio-Oil is used by many to help treat and reduce the appearance of stretch marks and scars.

    £14.50
    (incl VAT)
  • Bio-Oil 60ml

    Bio-Oil 60ml

    Oil.
    Bio-Oil is used by many to help treat and reduce the appearance of stretch marks and scars.

    £8.85
    (incl VAT)
  • Bio-Oil 25ml

    Bio-Oil 25ml

    Bio-Oil 25ml is designed to be massaged into skin daily to reduce the appearance of uneven & textured skin.

    £3.17
    (incl VAT)
    Out of stock
  • Derma V 10 Rescue Oil 40ml

    Derma V 10 Rescue Oil 40ml

    Made from a combination of natural oils for the prevention or to improve the appearance of stretch marks.

    £0.95
    (incl VAT)
  • Pregnacare Cream 100ml

    Pregnacare Cream 100ml

    Pregnancy stretch mark cream.
    Keeps skin nourished and healthy whilst it stretches.

    £5.20
    (incl VAT)
  • Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula Jar 100g

    Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula Jar 100g

    Smooths out marks and scars.
    Enriched with VITAMIN E. Ideal as an after tanning butter. Also smooths stretch marks & scars and softens & relieves rough, dry skin...
    (Click here to view full Palmers Range...)

    £3.95
    (incl VAT)
  • Palmers Cocoa Butter Massage Cream for Stretch Marks 125g

    Palmers Cocoa Butter Massage Cream for Stretch Marks 125g

    Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula Massage Cream For Stretch Marks helps reduce the appearance of stretch marks with a special combination of COCOA BUTTER, VITAMIN E, COLLAGEN and ELASTIN. Lubricating and non-greasy.

    £4.80
    (incl VAT)
  • Sebamed Anti-Stretch Mark Cream 200ml

    Sebamed Anti-Stretch Mark Cream 200ml

    Sebamed Anti-Stretch Mark Cream helps to prevent stretch marks and reduces existing stretch marks.

    £10.65
    (incl VAT)
    Out of stock
  • Aloe Pura Aloe Vera Gel with Vitamins A, C and E 200ml

    Aloe Pura Aloe Vera Gel with Vitamins A, C and E 200ml

    Restore damaged skin to treat stretch marks.
    .Organic Aloe Vera Gel with Antioxidant Vitamins A, C and E, from Aloe Pura Laboratories.

    £5.60
    (incl VAT)
  • Aloe Pura Organic Aloe Vera Lotion 200ml

    Aloe Pura Organic Aloe Vera Lotion 200ml

    The Aloe Pura Aloe Vera lotion moisturises, softens and helps to restore dry and damaged skin such as stretch marks.

    £5.30
    (incl VAT)
  • Aloe Pura Aloe Vera Gel 100ml

    Aloe Pura Aloe Vera Gel 100ml

    A natural Aloe Vera gel free from additives and preservatives which can be used for a range of skin issues such as reducing the appearance of stretchmarks.

    £3.85
    (incl VAT)

Cellulite

Cellulite is a permanent change in the fat stored under the skin. It is an imbalance between the input and elimination of fat, which leads to pockets of unevenly stored fat known as lipogensis. Contrary to popular belief acquiring cellulite is not necessarily linked to being overweight...
  • Silderm Anti-cellulite Cream 100ml

    Silderm Anti-cellulite Cream 100ml

    Triple action cellulite cream to aid fat breakdown under skin and strengthens skin.

    £11.99
    (incl VAT)
    Out of stock
  • SilDerm Stretch mark prevention oil 60ml

    SilDerm Stretch mark prevention oil 60ml

    Unique blend of natural ingredients which are clinically proven to help reduce the chance of getting stretch marks and the extent of stretch marks.

    £42.99
    (incl VAT)
    Out of stock
  • SilDerm Stretch Mark Prevention Oil 30ml

    SilDerm Stretch Mark Prevention Oil 30ml

    Unique blend of natural ingredients which are clinically proven to help reduce the chance of getting stretch marks and the extent of stretch marks.

    £19.95
    (incl VAT)
    Out of stock
  • Colief Mum to Be Moisturising Cream 200ml

    Colief Mum to Be Moisturising Cream 200ml

    Colief Mum to Be Cream contains a rich blend of plant oils and vitamins to nourish and moisturise the skin during and following pregnancy. Helps prevent the appearance of stretch marks, relieves dryness, rehydrates and nourishes skin. Enriched with plant extracts and vitamins to keep the skin soft and supple.

    £7.95
    (incl VAT)

FAQs

Stretch Mark and Cellulite Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are Stretch Marks?
Stretch marks, or Striae, occur due to stretching of the skin. They are thin, thread like scars ranging in colour depending on the age of the mark. Stretch marks usually start off red in colour, changing to purple until eventually forming silvery white lines.

2. How do I get Stretch Marks?
The connective tissues in skin usually allow for movement of the body, but during times of fast growth the tissues can't always keep up! If the body expands faster than skin can stretch the skin tears, forming an internal wound. This then heals to form a scar known as a stretch mark.

3. What is Cellulite?
Cellulite is a permanent change in the fat stored under the skin. An imbalance between the input and elimination of fat leads to pockets of unevenly stored fat known as lipogensis. This can make skin around the thighs, bum and tum appear dimpled like orange peel.

4. Why do I get Cellulite?
Causes of cellulite:
  • Hormonal changes.
  • Stress tightens the muscles.
  • Preventing waste elimination.
  • Lack of water and poor eating.
  • Habits trap toxins in the fatty tissue.
  • Lack of exercise leading to poor circulation.
  • Hereditary genetic condition.


5. Whats the difference between Stretch Marks and normal scars?
Normal scars usually occur as a result of an injury or deep wound to the skin and can occur anywhere on the body. Stretch marks are usually found on the tummy, thighs, bum and hips, however can form over muscles on the legs and arms too.

6. How can I treat Stretch Marks?
Stretch marks are permanent scars and will never fully disappear. You can make them appear less visible using vitamin rich creams and oils like the ones found on our site. The younger the mark, the better the chance you have of reducing its appearance.

7. How can I prevent Stretch Marks?
Apply creams and treatments twice daily through periods of rapid growth to keep the skin well nourished and toned. Maintaining the elasticity of skin will mean that it is better able to adjust to changes in body size.

8. I have Cellulite; does that mean I am overweight?
Contrary to popular belief acquiring cellulite is not necessarily linked to being overweight.

9. How can I get rid of Cellulite?
With the use of topical treatments containing caffeine, these fatty deposits can be broken up. Increasing blood flow to the muscles with exercise and massage will help to take toxins away from the fatty tissue. To lower your chances of developing further cellulite your may need to make some changes to your diet and daily life.

10. How do caffeine treatments work?
Caffeine helps to break up the fatty deposits under the skin by increasing blood flow to the area, which stimulates the release of fat out of the tissue cells and into the bloodstream. Caffeine also firms the skin which can help to reduce the appearance of cellulite even more.