Natural remedies to remove stretch marks from the skin

Several men and women across the world have the problem of stretch marks, as a result of rapid weight gain. Hence, stretch marks can be seen in body builders, pregnant women and growing children too. When the skin is stretched beyond a certain point, due to the weight gain, the fibers in the dermatitis or the middle layer are broken, which leads to scars. While stretch marks can occur in any part of the body, they are most commonly seen in abdomen, breasts, legs, thighs, buttocks and the upper arms. These marks appear in the form of reddish, purplish or even burgundy lines. Over a period of time, stretch marks fade, until they turn into a light shade of pink, silver or white. However, due to the fact that they look quite unsightly, there are many people who consult skincare experts seeking treatment or a home remedy for stretch marks. However, it is much easier prevent stretch marks than to treat them. The best way of preventing stretch marks is by reducing the reason that has lead to the stretching or to increase the elasticity of the skin.

Many skin care experts prescribe topical creams, which need to be applied directly on to the skin affected by the stretch marks. There are several other ways too, in which a person can reduce stretch marks naturally these natural remedies for stretch marks are known to be very beneficial as also effective. Given below are several ways in which a person can get rid of stretch marks naturally:

  • Daily exfoliation of the skin, with the help of a loofah is an excellent remedy for stretch marks
  • Increasing the circulation of blood in the area, by massaging the skin there regularly, or by taking a hot bath.
  • Tanning the skin is quite an effective stretch mark removal home remedy, as it diminishes or even completely eliminates the minor marks. However, before a person goes sunbathing, it is important to use some sunscreen on the skin
  • Cocoa butter has been used by many people, in reducing different types of scars on the skin, including stretch marks.
  • Vitamin E oil should be applied on to the affected skin everyday, for around two weeks or so, to reduce the stretch marks.

There are many commercial products too, that claim to lighten the stretch marks on the skin; but not all of them are effective. It is best to choose a product that contains ingredients such as jojoba oil, shea butter, rose hip oil, and castor oil. In case the natural remedies for the removal of stretch marks mentioned above do not bring about the desired results, then there are medical procedures too, than can be used. Given below are some of the common medical treatment options for stretch marks on the skin:

  • Microdermabrasion: This cosmetic procedure can be carried out by many spas and salons, in which the top layer of the skin is removed through chemical means.
  • Endermologie: In this procedure, machines are used to massage the skin, to increase circulation and remove toxins
  • Laser Therapy: There are many procedures involved in this technique, to make the skin heal and reduce the appearance of stretch marks.
  • Cosmetic Surgery: Many women decide to treat their abdominal stretch marks, with cosmetic procedures such as a tummy tuck.

Pregnant women should strictly refrain from using any of the above mentioned remedy options for stretch marks during pregnancy. There are certain natural remedies for stretch marks during pregnancy, which can help prevent these unsightly scars from cropping up too. However, these remedies should be recommended by a doctor. In fact women who are nursing should also consult a doctor for a natural or a home remedy for stretch marks after pregnancy.

answered by M W

The thing that helped me the most after I had my son was preperation h. It really shrunk the stretchmarks, now they are hardly noticeable.

answered by m

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