What are stretch marks?

Stretch marks are very dreaded during pregnancy. You are preparing to live the great adventure of motherhood as an exceptional and unique experience in your life as a woman. And it is not without questioning and sometimes perhaps a certain apprehension.
Among the concerns that come to play spoilsport, stretch marks ! Safe for your health or that of your baby, they are especially feared for their unsightly appearance. Does this subject bother your mind? Don't worry, you're not the only ones. Stretch marks are the 3rd cause of health concern among French people .* In this article, we present the best anti-stretch mark products to prevent the appearance of stretch marks during pregnancy.

Stretch marks are not inevitable

According to mothers' testimonies, we regularly read that “ if the skin has to crack, it will crack ”. So stop preconceived ideas and good news: stretch marks are not inevitable and we have innovative solutions for you.

We will try to answer some of your questions and offer you a suitable and natural routine during your pregnancy to avoid stretch marks.

What are stretch marks?

Deep damage to the fibers of the skin, stretch marks appear when the skin is subjected to strong tension. In other words, they are scars that create irregularity in the skin in the affected area. The areas most exposed to the appearance of stretch marks are, in women, mainly located on the parts under tension (hips, stomach, breasts, buttocks, armpits, etc.).

Despite popular belief, stretch marks affect all women, whether during adolescence, pregnancy or even menopause. It is during pregnancy that the risk of stretch marks appearing is greatest. In fact, more than one in 2 women have stretch marks during pregnancy (compared to 25% during adolescence).

Stretch marks appear, in the vast majority of cases, between the 6th and 8th month.

Many mothers think that the appearance of stretch marks is directly linked to a lack of elasticity in the skin. Yes, this is partly true but the process is much more complex than that. If that were the case, simply hydrating and nourishing your skin would be enough. It would be too good to be true!

Discover our products against stretch marks

pregnancy stretch mark cream

First Treatment Cream Stretch Marks


anti stretch mark pregnancy oil

Generous Soothing Oil



How do stretch marks form?

Let us recall the importance and role of the dermis in the formation of stretch marks. It is in this part of the skin that we find the support fibers: collagen and elastin. These cells, present in the dermis of connective tissue, are essential for maintaining good skin quality because they ensure elasticity and resistance to stretching. These fibers are synthesized by fibroblasts, also present in the dermis.

“Stretch marks are in fact the consequence of a disruption of the skin's cellular system. »

Hormonal surge

Pregnancy is a period during which the woman is under strong hormonal variations.

This influx of hormones sends a message that the skin cells misinterpret, leading to an imbalance between them. With this “chemical” stress, the fibroblasts adapt and transform into myofibroblasts, which are muscle cells whose action is fundamental in the healing processes of the skin. But in our case, no scar to repair! Our fibroblast malfunctions and no longer produces collagen and elastin. With these collagen and elastin fibers which are less present and of lower quality in the dermis, the structure of the skin becomes totally disorganized and lacks cohesion. The skin becomes fragile and is no longer of sufficient quality to support the changes in the body that occur at the end of pregnancy.

Tissue tension and appearance of stretch marks

The skin is therefore weakened by this disorganization caused by this hormonal influx. During pregnancy, your belly becomes rounder causing mechanical tension in the skin. But the elasticity capacities of the skin are quickly exceeded. The collagen and elastin fibers break and a stretch mark forms. Stretch marks are in fact the consequence of a disruption of the skin's cellular system.

An innovative solution to avoid stretch marks during pregnancy

Agnès Ducrocq, founder of Laboratoires Téane, discovered in Madagascar a plant with exceptional virtues for the treatment of stretch marks: Cassia Alata . From this discovery, several years of research and scientific tests were necessary to develop a cosmetic active ingredient with proven effectiveness. Happy and proud to have finally found an innovative solution against stretch marks, Agnès filed a first patent in 2010 demonstrating the extraordinary properties of this plant on the prevention (and also on the repair of stretch marks!). You are probably wondering how a plant can act with such effectiveness on stretch marks... In reality, the active ingredients of this plant act on the fibroblast to prevent its dysfunction and thus preserve the synthesis of support fibers essential for maintaining good quality of body. skin.

Natural and effective products to prevent stretch marks

Are you looking for the best stretch mark cream? Téane laboratories have developed a program including two complementary treatments to prevent the appearance of stretch marks by acting on the two causes: a certified organic anti-stretch mark cream and an oil to take care of your skin during pregnancy.

The First Care Stretch Mark Cream prevents the appearance of stretch marks by acting deep in the dermal tissues thanks to the patented Cassia Alata extract.

Generous Soothing Oil improves skin elasticity and soothes tightness thanks to a complex of 6 vegetable oils.

“The process of skin degradation begins at the start of pregnancy due to hormonal changes. »

Even if stretch marks very often only appear from the 3rd trimester , the process of skin degradation begins at the start of pregnancy due to hormonal changes. So, although no marks are visible on your skin, you must use preventive care from the 1st trimester.

The anti-stretch mark ritual quarter after quarter

The anti-stretch mark routine adapts trimester by trimester and covers the entire pregnancy.

1st trimester : The 1st treatment Stretch Mark Cream morning and evening.

2nd trimester : The cream in the morning and the generous soothing oil in the evening as a massage.

3rd trimester : A dab of cream and a few drops of oil mixed in the morning and evening.

These treatments are to be applied to all areas at risk: stomach, hip, lower back, chest, buttocks and upper thighs.

First stretch mark treatment cream and generous soothing oil are the flagship products of the Stretch Mark Prevention Program .

Have stretch marks already appeared on your body? We invite you to consult this article on Stretch Mark Repair. If the stretch marks are white , unfortunately, no dermo-cosmetic solution is possible.

* Source Newpharma Study / Barometer 2015: the health concerns of the French 01/28/2016.

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