A lot of women and new mothers can relate to the problems that come with stretchmarks and the difficulty in getting rid of them. Irrespective of your gender however, stretchmarks should not have you losing sleep.
The best treatment to get rid of stretch marks is prevention. If you’re pregnant, experts recommend making use of a stretch mark prevention cream throughout your pregnancy. Stretchmarks are incredibly difficult to treat without deep-stimulating devices like lasers and microneedling.
However, home made remedies may help lessen the appearance slightly, especially during the early inflammatory phase, where stretch marks are redder and more noticeable.
Here are five home made remedies recommended by top dermatologists that can help you fight back against those pesky marks.
Aloe vera is super moisturizing, protects the skin from the elements, and may help to get rid of stretchmarks. Aloe vera is also known for helping to heal wounds so even if it doesn’t help in miraculously getting rid of stretch marks, you know that it will keep your skin super healthy.
Vitamin A is a retinoid, which means it makes skin look and appear smoother. By using creams with Vitamin A, taking supplements, or adding Vitamin A rich foods to your diet, you can help to improve your skin and get rid of stretch marks.
Asides making you feel like you’re at the beach, coconut oil contains anti-inflammatory properties that help lighten and fade stretch marks.
Despite the fact that it tends to solidify at room temperature, gentle rubbing between your palms offers enough heat to turn it into a liquid, and makes it easy to apply to affected areas of the body. Apply daily for at least three months.
Sounds incredible right? Sugar can actually help you get rid of stretch marks. It serves as a homeopathic microdermabrasion method to clear your skin.
Mix sugar with almond or coconut oil and lemon juice and rub it over your stretch marks for eight to ten minutes several times a week.
Vitamin C has been shown in part to improve stretchmarks when applied daily for 12 weeks by a number of clinical studies. As such, eating foods rich in vitamin C may help improve the appearance of stretch marks. You can get your required dose from fruits such as strawberries and mangoes.
Hyaluronic acid helps to boost collagen production. Collagen is the protein is the protein found in the skin that helps it keep its shape and appear healthy.
Furthermore, it helps to increase skin elasticity, moisturize, heal wounds, get rid of wrinkles, and helps with anti-aging.