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Stretch Marks Home Remedy

Signs and Symptoms of Stretch Marks

Stretch Marks Home Remedy

Stretch Marks are a form of scarring which occurs as a result of rapid stretching of the skin. They initially appear as red or purple lines, and then eventually fade to a light pink or white hue. The affected area is usually very soft to the touch.

While stretch marks can appear anywhere on the body, they usually appear in locations where the body stores more fat. Common places therefore include the stomach area, breasts, arms and armpits, thighs, hips, and buttocks. In most cases, stretch marks do not pose any health risk and are mainly an annoyance.

Causes of Stretch Marks

Stretch marks are caused by rapid stretching and tearing of the skin, usually as a result of rapid growth. Common reasons include:

  • Puberty
  • Pregnancy
  • Rapid weight gain or obesity
  • Fast muscle growth due to exercise

While the scarring is permanent, a stretch mark can diminish slightly over time. Some home remedies can also be used to reduce the visual appearance of affected skin areas.

Home Remedies and Natural Treatments for Stretch Marks

Cocoa Butter Massages

While it is not known why, many people have found that massaging cocoa butter into skin areas affected by stretch marks can help reduce the appearance of the scars. This works particularly well for individuals with darker skin tones. A suggested remedy is to massage cocoa butter over the stretch marks once a day. The stretch marks should begin to appear lighter in about a month.

Researchers speculate that the massaging of scarred areas helps stimulate blood flow and distributes collagen evenly in the affected areas. Collagen is a protein responsible for skin strength and elasticity.

Coconut Oil

Many women have found that Coconut Oil is an excellent natural treatment for stretch marks. The oil can be massaged into the affected areas 3 times per day. This can also be combined with the Cocoa Butter remedy listed above.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is an antioxidant that helps reduce scar tissue on both the inside and the outside of your body. Therefore, a simple home remedy is to massage Vitamin E oil onto the stretch marks each day after showering. Many women have found this treatment to work well on stretch marks after a pregnancy, although results vary significantly.

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  1. on said:

    Apply fresh lemon juice to your stretch marks every morning and let it soak 4 about 15min. Then rinse it off and pat dry. Mix cocoa butter solid formula, coconut oil and olive oil in a pan on medium heat. Once all mixed well. Let the mixture cool and refrigerate the mixture. Apply it to stretch marks daily. Hope it helps!

  2. on said:

    I hate stretch marks. It is changing my skin to a darker tone.

  3. on said:

    I'm18 years old. I'm soo embarrassed with my body because I have stretch marks on my hips, thighs and bum. I have never been able to wear bikini for the past 3 years. Please help me because tissue oil is not helping at all.

  4. on said:

    Guys, I'm 18 and I have black stretch marks. I have them on my waist, sides, thighs, boobs and legs. I am worried and I hate them. Please help!

  5. on said:

    Same here! I was obese when I was young. Now I am 25 but I have reduced almost 30 Kgs. I still have bad stretch marks all over my body. I cannot take off my shirt in the gym or on the beach. I feel very bad, please help!

  6. on said:

    I have stretch marks on my tummy, legs, thighs and arms. Please suggest something?

  7. on said:

    Hi, I have stretch marks on my hands and legs. I've used different types of creams, and lotions and I can't see the difference. Presently I am using palmer's cocoa butter cream but still can't spot the difference. What can I use which can help me!

  8. on said:

    Hi, I am 18 and I have strech marks on my hips and boobs. They are darker than my body. What can I do about them?

  9. on said:

    Hi guys I also have stretch marks on my thighs and hips due to weight gain. I cannot wear shorts and mini dress. I find them so annoying. I've tried skin so soft tissue oil, bio oil but they didn't work. One of my friends told me to try Nivea Q10 firming oil and I did. I can now spot the difference!

  10. on said:

    I started using dermelastic Serum just three weeks ago and I am already seeing a difference. Finally something that works now my strechmark completey gone!

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