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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:

    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?

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. on said:

    I have had stretch marks since I was 11! I am 18 now, and now they're on my tummy, legs, and breast so I can't wear short dresses. I have been using celltone tissue oil but it does not work. Need help please!

  5. on said:

    Please help. If you have a chance I have stretch marks too. How can I get rid of it?

  6. on said:

    I'm Sarah, and I have stretch marks on my tummy. I've been using bio oil for about 6 months but it doesn't work for me. I feel so uncomfortable about it so please help!

  7. on said:

    Hey I have a very terrible tummy with stretch marks all over it and also on my thighs, my legs, and my breasts. Every position where they could be situated and this makes me lose my confidence because I can't even wear short dresses. Please help!

  8. on said:

    yea stretch marks and face spots on the body look very bad, here is nice tricks to remove these marks, thanks sir

  9. on said:

    I'm 19..i have very dangerious strech mark on my whole body in about 1-1/2 years...how can i get rid of this..

  10. on said:

    @ precious, I know how much a menace these stretch marks could be. I think the best way to et rid of them is laser. Try looking around for laser treatment if you can find some good place. Otherwise, organic Cocoa Butter and coconut oil help fading the appearance of stretch marks. It sure works but takes forever to show any significant difference.

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