How to get rid of stretch marks

Stretch Marks

Stretch marks, once they have appeared on your skin, can never be taken off it, except if you undergo cosmetic surgery. It I important you know this important medical and scientific fact before we commence with any kind of method to try and lighten them to the point of near invisibility. A stretch mark is the result of suddenly and rapidly torn skin. They occur in abundance when you have put on weight suddenly. They can also be a result of sudden weight loss, in which case they represent sudden shrinkage of skin.

One of the most effective methods to lighten stretch marks is to apply aloe vera gel to them. This will help to lighten the color as well as heal the skin to some extent. You can also indulge in a daily massage of your stretch marks. For this purpose, the best product to use would be vitamin E or olive oil - either will have the same results. You can also apply hydrogen peroxide occasionally to lighten these marks, though this is not the most desirable way to get rid of them since it cannot be used as frequently. Of course, the most important thing is to exercise, which will get your body as well as your skin back in shape.

answered by G M

Home Remedies for Stretch Marks

Read on the following home remedies for stretch marks:

  • Regular exercise is essential to get rid of the stretch marks. Exercise helps in toning and firming your body, thus preventing stretch marks. This is because stretch marks usually occur when the skin becomes loose.
  • Eat more of proteins and foods rich in Vitamin C. Balanced amount of Vitamin E also helps in promoting tissue growth and thereby prevents stretch marks.
  • Massage your body gently with essential oils such as olive oil and Vitamin E oil.
  • Take one ounce carrier oil that can be avocado, sweet almond or jojoba. Pour few drops of lavender oil and chamomile oil in this carrier oil. Massage gently with the prepared oil mixture.
  • Application of cocoa butter and elastin cream are also good for reducing stretch marks.
  • Prepare a mixture using virgin olive oil, liquid extracted from vitamin E capsules, aloe vera gel and liquid extracted from Vitamin A. Blend the mixture well and store for use. Apply this mixture on the areas that are more prone to stretch marks. This will cure as well as prevent occurrence of stretch marks.
  • Use of aroma oil also helps in reducing stretch marks.
  • Eat more nuts and seeds that are rich in zinc. This prevents stretch marks.

answered by J

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