71% of Teenage Girls Suffer from Stretch Marks
A recent survey of women under 25 (predominantly teenagers) conducted by INNOXA SOS Skin Tissue Oil has revealed the incidence of stretch marks in young women is very high. In fact, 71 per cent of teenagers polled said they suffer from stretch marks, while just 51 per cent suffer from acne which is far more associated with teenage skin issues.
The research was undertaken by heritage skin care brand INNOXA as a consumer study for its breakthrough product INNOXA SOS Skin Tissue Oil and polled 468 Australian females under 25 years old on whether they suffer from stretch marks and how they feel about them.
While stretch marks are predominantly viewed as something women get during pregnancy and with weight gain, astoundingly 86 per cent of young women under 25 suffer from them; 71 per cent of those are teenagers.
The INNOXA SOS Skin Tissue Oil Survey revealed the following key statistics:
Stretch marks have profound effect on body confidence: Like acne, stretch marks can have a profound effect on teenagers' and young women's body confidence, with 52 per cent of the teenage respondents revealing they are 'very' self-conscious about their stretch marks and 61 per cent of under 25s.
Lack of education or advice in terms of how to treat stretch marks: Despite being self conscious about them, 87 per cent of those polled who had stretch marks have never consulted a GP or dermatologist about them and 37 per cent do nothing in terms of treating their stretch marks.
Many stretch mark sufferers do recognise the importance of regular moisturisation, vitamin E and natural oils with 25 per cent regularly using moisturisers and/or vitamin E creams and 9 per cent use natural oils.
Stretch marks not just for girls: 32 per cent of young women polled said their brothers or male siblings also suffer from stretch marks.
Genetic disposition is key issue: While many environmental, diet and other elements come into play, genetic disposition appears to be a key factor in stretch marks in young women with 67 per cent of those who have them stating their mother also suffers from them.
New INNOXA SOS Skin Tissue Oil is a gentle but highly effective skin care product specifically designed to help skin combat common issues such as stretch marks through the breakthrough super-ingredient, Tocomin®, a phyto-tocotrienol/tocopherol (Vitamin E) complex.
As a medical practitioner with more than a decade of experience working in general practice as well as women's health, Dr Cindy Pan recognises the role Vitamin E can play in maintaining healthy skin.
"Tocomin® is a rich, potent form of Vitamin E that provides excellent skin nourishment", says Pan.
"By massaging the skin regularly with Vitamin E you're moisturising and conditioning the skin and over time this can help improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks and uneven skin tone".
Dr Pan suggests that for people suffering from scarring or stretchmarks, regular massage with vitamin E enriched preparations (such as INNOXA Skin Tissue Oil) may improve the condition and appearance of skin over time.
Tocotrienol (Tocomin®) is between 40-60 times more potent than the normal alpha-tocopherol vitamin E and has been gaining tremendous attention in the oral and topical cosmetic and personal care industry over the last few years.
New INNOXA SOS Skin Tissue Oil
is a gentle but highly effective skin care product specifically designed to help skin combat common issues such as stretch marks, scars and dry skin conditions. Its key feature is the super-ingredient Tocomin®, a phyto-tocotrienol/tocopherol (Vitamin E) complex, naturally extracted and concentrated from the fruits of the palm tree and widely known to be a fast and highly effective treatment for scars and stretch marks for all ages and skin types.
Dermatologically approved, Paraben Free and Fragrance Free INNOXA SOS Skin Tissue Oil is also great value for money and is destined to become a firm favourite and staple product for Australians of all ages.
The natural extracts including geranium, lavender and rosemary oils are not only gentle on the skin, but also give INNOXA Skin Tissue Oil it a beautiful fragrance that absorbs quickly into the skin without leaving an oily residue.
Innoxa Skin Tissue Oil RRP$19.95 for 150ml can
Available in Priceline, Myer, Big W, Amcal, Chemist Warehouse, Guardian Pharmacy, My Chemist, Price Attack, Terry White Chemists and all leading Pharmacies. www.stretchies.com.au