Would it surprise you to know that an increasing number of Hollywood’s ‘skinny’ celebrities are desperately wanting to know how to get rid of stretch marks?

Recently, at the ripe old age of 24, Hollywood songstress Amy Whitehouse became the subject of paparazzi attention when flashing her cleavage. A blaze of positive publicity was instead replaced by a display of unsightly stretch marks.

Stretch marks are usually associated with overweight or pregnant women however they are now starting to be revealed among a number of ‘skinny’ celebrities who include such names as Kate Beckinsale, Scarlett Johansson, Mischa Barton, Angelina Jolie and Nicole Ritchie.

“The trend in stretch marks developing in skinny women is growing”, says Dr Russo, a cosmetic surgeon and Medical Director of London’s Rejuvenation Clinic. “Traditionally, society has always associated stretch marks with excessive weight gain, be it through diet or pregnancy,” Dr Russo said. “But the growing and frightening trend for extreme skinniness is revealing a whole new category of stretch mark sufferers.”

When the body is put under too much trauma through dieting, too quickly, it will give rise to stretch marks forming below the skin’s surface in the dermis. The collagen and elastin fibers providing the necessary support for tone and firmness have become torn. Losing its natural elasticity, the skin eventually becomes slack – and stretched.

“The body simply can’t keep up with the dramatic changes that this kind of dieting triggers,” says Dr Helena Fox, a consultant at the eating disorders unit of Capio Nightingale private hospital.

These marks can appear almost overnight.

“Once the skin reaches its elastic threshold, stretch marks quickly manifest themselves as red and purple welts, fading to pale, silvery streaks over time,” Dr Russo said.

If you think that you may be a candidate for unwanted stretch marks then it is important that you take a two-pronged approach in the quest for a solution.

You may wish to seek out an inexpensive top quality stretch mark product such as Amoils Stretch Marks Treatment which you can apply topically to the affected areas. This unique product is 100% natural being produced from the highest quality pure essential oils. It has proven amazingly effective in both preventing stretch marks and in removing old or new stretch marks.

Couple this with a protein increased diet (lean protein builds up collagen and elastin and is vital for cell regeneration) and the stretch mark super mineral zinc (found in yogurt, brown rice and shellfish), and the problem of how to get rid of stretch marks now no longer exists.

Sources: Daily Telegraph Australia; Daily Mail UK.

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