Natural Ways to Remove Stretch Marks from Skin

Dr. Faiza

Natural Ways to Remove Stretch Marks from Skin

Stretch marks are lines or ridges on the part of the skin that has been distended, mostly due to obesity or pregnancy. They occur commonly on the hips, abdomen, buttocks, breasts, and many other parts of the skin.

Causes

The main reason for these stretch marks is the stretching of the skin. In severe cases, stress and genetics give rise to this skin condition.  The rise in Cortisol hormone levels (formed by the adrenal glands) may cause this problem.

Risk Factors

Almost every individual has to face these unwanted stretch marks but some common risk factors are

  • Family or genetic history
  • Corticosteroids
  • Sudden onset of puberty
  • Taking anabolic steroids
  • Pregnancy
  • Weight loss or gain
  • Genetic diseases like Marfan Syndrome and Cushing Syndrome

Symptoms

  • Black, pink, blue, red, purple, and discolored lines on the skin.
  • Brighter streaks over the larger areas  of skin

There is a diverse range of commercial products available to remove these stretch marks. Many anti-aging creams can help in this regard. Here, I will describe effective ways to remove stretch marks naturally.

Aloe Vera

The most common natural product to fight skin problems is aloe vera. A study in 2018 showed that aloe vera is the basic treatment for skin wounds and skin burns. The homemade aloe vera gel provides a soothing effect. It can cure other skin conditions like acne and pimples, dark spots, and aging symptoms. Scarring skin from any damage may induce stretch marks. Aloe vera repairs the skin by lightening the stretch marks.

Vitamin A

Vitamin A is the most important of all the essential vitamins for the skin. It is also called retinoid or retinol. Retinoids have many benefits like anti-aging, smoothening of skin, and decreasing the appearance of stretch marks. Several studies support the benefits of Vitamin A in stretch marks. But it has many side effects, so it is advised to take vitamin A under prescription, especially during lactation and pregnancy.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is considered the best oil for skin and hair. It can prevent alopecia and reduce the aging of the skin. Coconut is the best natural moisturizer for the skin. This oil increases the healing of wounds. Use the combination of coconut oil with almond oil, cocoa butter, and olive oil. Apply it directly on the stretch marks and massage with gentle hands. It is contraindicated in allergic and sensitive skin.

Sugar

The powerful exfoliator for the skin is sugar. Scrub the sugar crystal to recover the dead cells leaving behind smooth skin. Add half a spoon of sugar with half a cup of any oil such as coconut oil or almond oil. Mix it well and apply it to the stretch marks. Repeat this remedy for better results. Store this mixture in a sealed jar for future purposes.

Sugar

Centella

The famous herb used in beauty products in Korea is Centella Asiatica (Tiger grass). The creams possess Centella are the Cica creams that have been used for the treatment of bad scars and stretch marks. These creams are widely used in the United States. Although they are expensive but have long-lasting effects.

The advantages of Centella are

  • Production of Collagen protein
  • Reduce swelling and inflammation
  • Prevent Pregnancy-related stretch marks.

Apricots

Apricots are fruits that effectively remove stretch marks. Apricots are rich in vitamins and minerals like vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin E, potassium, and beta carotene. They contain plenty of dietary fibers and antioxidants. Take fresh apricots and grind them. Apply this paste on the stretch marks for 15-20 minutes and then rinse off. You can use apricot oil as an alternative to this paste. Add lemon juice to apricot oil to get the desired outcome.

Apricots

Potatoes

Potatoes have enzymes that help in fading of dark spots and scars. Many studies have shown the effectiveness of potato juice in stretch marks removal. This is the cheapest treatment to remove dark spots, acne, and stretch marks. Grate some potatoes and extract juice from them. Massage this juice on the affected area. Repeat this technique several times for magical results.

Olive oil

Olive oil is the best oil for body health. Olive oil is rich in nutrients and antioxidants that help in repairing skin. Use almond oil in addition to olive oil daily for stretch marks.

Olive oil

Vaseline

Vaseline Skin care cream combines of Vaseline petroleum jelly, vitamin B3, and hyaluronic acid. These ingredients can manage to improve the elasticity of the skin. Vaseline lotion can effectively diminish stretch lines.

Vaseline

Stretch marks create an ugly impact on your skin. Don’t worry! You can treat stretch marks by using these natural remedies.

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