Before going to discuss remedies for stretch marks, let us know what is stretch marks and why do they appear in your body. Whenever we stretch our skin beyond its stretching limits, it is torn and some red/purple lines appear on that particular area. It can be due to pregnancy when your belly stretches to make room for your baby or sudden weight gain or sudden weight loss. As the time progresses, this lines can fade into silver or whitish lines. You can get hundreds of products in the market who claim to remove your stretch marks but know it very well that you can’t remove the stretch marks. As they said, prevention is better than the cure. And, it is also better to treat them naturally so that your skin doesn’t get any harsh chemicals.
Here Are Top 5 Natural Remedies For Stretch Marks
The one thing that our skin needs regularly is moisture. If the skin is healthy, your skin has more elasticity and the risk of having stretch marks is lower. Shea butter and cocoa butter are two natural remedies to moisturise your damaged skin. Just mix two tea spoon of either shea butter or cocoa butter with a Vitamin E capsule and apply it. You can also mix both the butter with the capsule to get maximum effectiveness. Heat the mixture while mixing it continuously and once it cools transfer it to a container.
Yes, one of the best effective ways to prevent stretch marks is to exfoliate it regularly. Exfoliation helps the skin to get rid of dead skins and regeneration of new skin. You can apply a mixture of white/brown sugar with milk cream to exfoliate naturally. Just rub the mixture gently on the stretch marks and other areas and leave for 10 minutes. Take a shower and apply the moisturiser.
Apply Natural Oil
Tone the skin with natural oils like coconut oil or castor oil. These oils sooth your skin and make it immune to stretching. From my personal experience I strongly recommend to use coconut oil over your tummy during pregnancy. Coconut oil can do wonders to your stretch marks during pregnancy.
Aloe Vera Juice
Repair your skin regularly with aloe vera juice. Aloe Vera repairs human skin with its plant collagen. Take a leaf of the plant and just rub its juice over a clean skin.
Stretched skin is often prone to itching. Do not further damage it by scratching it. It can deepen the scars and leave permanent marks. Just rub moisturiser or coconut oil whenever it itches.