Stretch marks are thin furrowed lines which appear on the skin when a person gains a lot of weight or grows quickly. When the skin is stretched by rapid growth, the elastic fibres and collagen which is a protein that binds the connective tissues in the skin break down. As a result, irregular fine lines or bands appear and makes the skin look scarred. These marks appear as reddish lines in the beginning but become light in color and less noticeable as time passes by.
Many women and girls have stretch marks which emerge on the abdomen, hips, breasts, thighs and butt. Most women get them during pregnancy when the skin gets distended and stretched as the belly grows. For girls they are a normal part of puberty when rapid growth occurs. Obesity also brings on stretch marks. Sometimes certain diseases and medications and hormonal changes can also cause stretch marks.
Tips To Cure Stretch Marks Naturally
Olive is very effective in reducing stretch marks. Warm some olive oil and gently massage the areas where there are stretch marks.
Olive oil stimulates the blood circulation causing an increased blood flow to the tissues in the skin. The marks get lighter and lighter and eventually they fade away.
Coconut oil is a great remedy for stretch marks because of its anti-scarring properties. The oil nourishes the skin and the underlying tissues, repairs damaged cells and tissues and helps in the generation of new cells.
Massage twice a day using plenty of oil. Massage in a circular motion till the skin absorbs all the oil. Regular use will make the stretch marks disappear completely leaving your skin smooth and soft.
Wheat Germ Oil
Wheat germ oil is obtained from the embryo of the wheat grain and is full of vitamin E, A and D and fatty acids. It contains squalane which is a natural healer and promotes cell growth. The vitamin E in it helps to smoothen and soften the skin.
Wheat germ oil aids the regeneration of the natural processes of the skin. It nourishes the skin and heals and preserves it. Its antioxidant properties prevent all sorts of tissue damage and builds collagen. Apply wheat germ oil all over the stretch marks and rub gently. Gradually the marks will fade away.
Almond is known as a beauty enhancing oil since centuries. It is full of nourishing properties and is easily absorbed by the skin. It provides nourishment to the cells in the skin, prevents tissue damage and keeps the skin healthy.
It is non greasy and has a subtle aroma. Massage your skin twice a day with almond oil. It will keep your skin moisturized and will help remove the furrowed lines leaving your skin soft and silky.
Avocado oil is obtained from the avocado fruit and is extremely rich in all the skin supporting vitamins A D and E and unsaturated fatty acids.
This oil restores the skin’s elasticity and causes the stretch marks to fade away. Massage the abdomen, hips and buttocks daily to get rid of the stretch marks.
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