If you wonder if stretch marks will lead to any medical condition, no it won’t. So if you are comfortable wearing your stretch marks, that’s great. However, for some others it can be an issue of social embarrassment. Though stretch marks do wither away over time (over years that is), in case you are interested in erasing them a little quicker, here are the top home remedies for stretch marks that actually work.
Many natural oils are great moisturizers and thus aid well in getting rid of stretch marks naturally at home. Best among them is almond oil. Almond oil is rich in Vitamin E which helps boost production of elastin and collagen in skin. Olive oil is another popular choice because of its antioxidant properties and its richness in Vitamin A, D and K. Tea tree oil with its antibiotic properties is used widely as well. Other oils that can be used to lighten appearance of stretch marks are coconut oil, lavender oil and rose oil. Most oils except bio oil are safe for use during pregnancy.
For maximum effectiveness, gently massage lukewarm oil on affected areas (or stretch mark prone areas) for 20-30 minutes. Massaging also helps in blood circulation and thus aids further healing.
Aloe Vera hydrates and replenishes skin. Instead of buying aloe vera lotions or creams, you can get better results if you use aloe vera gel straight from a freshly cut plant. Apart from being an effective home remedy for stretch marks, aloe vera gel can be used to heal many other skin related issues. Going to a nursery and investing in an aloe vera plant would thus be a good investment.
Lemon juice is a collagen-production aid and a storehouse of Vitamin C. Both these properties of lemon juice help in treatment of stretch marks. Lemon juice is also a proven anti-discoloration agent and many use it externally to get an even skin tone. You can apply lemon juice all by itself or you can mix it with oil and then massage it over the affected area.
Some say that there is nothing that the right exercise cannot fix, and I couldn’t agree more. Right exercise can tone your muscles and firm up your loose skin thus making stretch marks a lot less visible. One can opt for exercises such as swimming, abdominal crunches and sit ups that work up underlying muscles of body.
Whenever they are asked ‘How to get rid of stretch marks naturally at home?’ dermatologists always respond by advising to ‘eat healthy and live healthy.’ It goes without saying that a healthy balanced diet and appropriate water consumption help in overall upkeep of body and thus they should not be overlooked while you try above home remedies for stretch marks. Remember, the best way to combat stretch marks is to be proactive. As soon as you see one, get started with the job of treating them.