Almost everyone at some time in her life develops stretch marks or scars or striae. Stretch marks are dreadful skin marks but an unfortunate reality. They can be visible in any part of the body but their main victim is stomach, hips, thighs and arms with red-blue appearance.Although they are not harmful, their scars are never desirable and all we want is to get rid of them. For women, who are usually very conscious about their looks, these marks are definitely a big no-no. Once the stretch marks develop they tend to stay with you forever; but fortunately with some efforts at home they can be less visible.
Ways To Cure For Stretch Marks
Use of Cocoa Butter
Cocoa butter penetrates in to skin very easily and repairs from within. Rub cocoa butter on the stretch marks after a warm shower regularly.
Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe vera is very beneficial for the stretch marks because of its anti-inflammatory properties. Apply the fresh gel of aloe vera plant on the scarred area for some time and leave for half an hour.Gently wipe it off and apply some moisturizer on the area. It stimulates the cell generation and prevents aging.
Grind some coffee beans to a fine powder and mix with any regular hand cream or moisturizer cream. Rub this cream onto your stretch marks in a circular motion for about a minute or two and then wipe off with a warm wet towel. Repeat this process twice a day for effective results.
Hot Water Treatment
Massage a generous amount of castor oil on the stretch marks, cover with a plastic wrap and place a hot water bottle on it. Let the oil seep into the body and moisturize the skin from within. Wash with water after 30 minutes.
Lemon juice is a tried and tested formula to lighten any mark on the skin- be it an acne scar or a mark of an injury or a simple stretch mark due to natural bleaching agents present in this wondrous small fruit.Mix juice of one lemon to any cream or oil or cocoa butter or aloe vera gel, which is used for skin, and massage the area in circular motions with this solution for 15 minutes daily.
Turmeric has been found as an effective herb in lightening the scars and marks of the body. Curcumin, the active element of turmeric penetrates into the membranes of upper layer and stimulates its function towards malignancy.Powdered turmeric or grounded raw root can be mixed with yogurt or oil and is applied on the affected area. Let this stay for 30 minutes and wash it off with normal water.
Mix together a small amount of almond oil, half teaspoon each of chamomile oil and lavender oil and massage on the affected area. This is a very effective treatment for stretch marks because of the aromatic and healing properties of the oils.Rub flaxseed oil or lavender oil on stretch marks after taking a bath in the morning and once more before going to bed. On new scars, rub it a few times a day. Calendula oil is also recommended for its medicinal values.
This solution treats the scars naturally by keeping it hydrated all the time. 1 teaspoon of Vitamin E oil, 1 teaspoon of wheat germ oil, 1teaspoon of sesame seed oil, 2 teaspoons of apricot kernel oil, 1 teaspoon of cocoa butter and some grated beeswax to be mixed together and melted gently. Cool this mixture and store into a jar.Massage this solution daily on the affected area daily. It protects the collagen fibers of the skin and maintains its elasticity. Regular use of this solution will not only prevent stretch marks to form but also put a stop to sagging of the skin.
Yoga and exercises are very good ways to tone the muscles and get rid of extra fat. They help in tightening the extra flab and diminishing marks.
Well Balanced Diet
A diet consisting of more fibers, vitamins and proteins is always helpful in maintaining weight of the body. Vitamin C and K and zinc are considered useful in treating stretch marks.More of citrus fruits and leafy vegetables should be consumed to treat the problem from within. Milk and other dairy products are also recommended to cure these ugly marks on the skin.
Drinking 12-14 glasses of water always help in detoxifying the body naturally. Water also keeps the body hydrated all the time avoiding any stretch mark caused by dryness.Apart from these treatments, some preventive measures are always recommended to nip the ugly scars at its budding stage. External application of gels and oils helps in moisturizing the body during pregnancy. Positive frame of mind and natural approach facilitate the cause more in puberty time and obesity stages.