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Stretch marks home remedies

Almost every girl and every woman had stretch marks in a specific time of their reproductive life.

Some women have a genetic predisposition to stretch marks and get them everywhere and some never develop stretch marks at all.

Stretch marks look like reddish lines across the body and with time they turn white. In pregnancy it is common to have them, due that the skin it’s stretching very rapidly to accommodate the baby and the milk stored in the breasts.

Once the stretch marks develop, they can stay with you forever; but with time they will be less noticeable. The only way to avoid stretch marks is preventing them by using some natural remedies.

Home remedies for stretch marks can be pretty effective:

Cocoa Butter
One of the most well known of stretch mark and scar remedies is cocoa butter – apply cocoa butter on stretch marks trying smooth massaging.

Aloe Vera for stretch marks

Aloe Vera for stretch marks

Aloe Vera + Vitamin E
Aloe Vera gel and vitamin E are also very helpful in erasing the stretch marks. Break open aloe leaf and apply the aloe gel to stretch marks. At the same time you can apply vitamin E slowly over the affected areas to get rid of the stretch marks. Vitamin E oil is available in capsules or in bottles.

Vaseline is very effective in curing the stretch marks. The application of Vaseline gel on the stomach during pregnancy is found to be helpful in removing the stretch marks. The Vaseline intensive care gel can be used for this purpose regularly. Vaseline skin massages can prevent and treat stretch marks.

Lavender Oil
Lavender oil can be used to remove the stretch marks within a short span of time. To gradually diminish the stretch marks apply (rub into marks) lavender oil on the affected areas 3 time per day. Lavender oil also acts as a skin-toner and provides relief from many other skin ailments.

Castor oil
Apply castor oil on the stretch marks affected areas of the skin, rap the area with a plastic rap and cover it with a hot pad for 20 to 30 minutes. This will help remove the stretch marks very quickly.

Oil for stretch marks

Oil for stretch marks

Oil Mixture (olive oil, Aloe Vera, vitamin E, vitamin A)
The mixture containing olive oil, aloe vera gel and vitamins A and E is considered one of the most useful remedies for stretch marks. Take half cup olive oil and one fourth of a cup of aloe vera gel. Mix this with the liquid contents of 6 capsules of vitamin E and 4 capsules of vitamin A. Blend this mixture with the help of a mechanical blender and the gel to use for stretch marks is ready. Apply this gel all over the affected areas and expect a quick recovery from the stretch marks.

Body Massage
Massaging your body with olive oil or Vitamin E may help. Massage your body with a scented oil to lessen the appearance of stretch marks and prevent the formation of new ones. For double the pleasure, choose lavender essential oil, which delivers a welcome aromatherapy effect.

Vitamin K cream
Vitamin K is also a very effective ingredient for keeping the skin healthy. Apply Vitamin K cream over the affected areas regularly to get rid of the stretch marks.

Healthy Food with proteins, Zinc and Vitamins K, C, E
Zinc is a very effective ingredient in keeping the skin healthy. Good intake of sweets and nuts that are rich in zinc content is considered to be helpful in removing the stretch marks effectively within a short span of time. Incorporate seeds and nuts into your regular diet to receive a boost of zinc, which helps fight the formation of stretch marks.
Increase also food which contains vitamin K – tomatoes, liver, green leafy vegetables, and dairy products.
Make sure in your diet you are getting plenty of protein and foods rich in Vitamin C and Vitamin E, they promote good tissue growth.

Apricot Scrub
Scrubs that contain apricot as one of the ingredients helps fade stretch marks.

White egg
Egg white is very rich in protein and thus is helpful in removing the stretch marks completely. Apply egg white or the powder of egg white on the affected areas to get rid of the stretched marks formed on the skin.

It is very important to exercise in order to get rid of stretched marks; toning your muscles helps your skin to firm thus preventing stretched marks. Tone muscles and firm up your skin by doing regular exercises. Not only will you avoid new stretched marks, but also minimize the appearance of the ones you already have.

Sunless Tanning Lotion
If you can’t get rid of your stretched marks, use a “cover-up” method. Sunless tanning, like lotions and sprays can help conceal marks. Sitting in the sun will not ease marks, as they are less likely to tan like the rest of your skin.

Another way to cover up stretched marks is to apply cosmetics that match your skin tone. Try to use water-resistant make-up which will give you a chance to have holidays at the beach and/or swimming pool.


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