Healthy body, healthy mind: how to look your best

There are many common idioms which remain as relevant today as they did in times past. The mantra that a healthy body leads to a healthy mind is one of them and, for any student, finding the perfect balance between educational advancement and general wellbeing can be a little tricky.

Throughout your studies you will subject your body to vast amounts of pressure, whether intentional or not. Not only can this lead to fatigue and other conditions which may affect your ability to focus on your chosen course of study, but it can also influence your self confidence.

The ability to succeed relies on more than just raw talent. Perseverance, hard work and dedication are also needed and for you to put such effort into your work you will need to be happy and confident in yourself. Whether this means keeping on top of your daily makeup regime or opting for stretch marks removal to diminish the appearance of blemishes will depend on your own needs.

Why remove stretch marks?

Stretch marks do not just occur during pregnancy; although this is perhaps the time at which they are most likely to appear. Instead, they can occur following any rapid expansion or growth – including general weight gain and the onset of puberty. During these times, our bodies can grow a great deal in a short space of time. Where growth occurs too quickly, the dermis layer of the skin can tear, resulting in marks appearing on the service.

A condition which can therefore affect both men and women, stretch marks do not cause any pain or discomfort. However, many people do find them unattractive or embarrassing and this is why you may choose to have them removed.

How can you remove stretch marks?

Essentially a form of scarring, you may have mistakenly felt there was nothing you could do to remove stretch marks. However, there are two main treatments which are recommended for sufferers: microdermabrasion and laser treatment. These can even be combined together in extreme cases.

Microdermabrasion effectively strips the skin back to reveal youthful, healthy skin which lies beneath the upper layers of damaged skin. The treatment is painless and lasts for a few months. Laser treatment targets the affected area and boosts collagen production. As those with low collagen levels are more susceptible to stretch marks this can have long lasting effects and is virtually pain free.