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Home Remedies for Stretch Marks

Some natural home remedies can work wonders for treating stretch marks caused due to pregnancy. Read on to find a couple of home remedies for treating stretch marks naturally.

Stretch marks are parallel lines that appear on the skin either white or red in colour. In medical parlance they are known as Striae. They are usually found to appear during the middle stages of the pregnancy and stay till the post delivery period. If left by themselves and untreated, they remain for the whole of life. For most women
stretch marks on the arms, breasts, thighs, hips and stomach fade away to a considerable extent naturally. But the rest ought to be treated in order to get back that pre-pregnancy look.

There are a number of home remedies that help you cope with them and even prevent them from appearing in an acute form. As said earlier, it is natural that during and after pregnancy, stretch marks will appear. So it is sensible on your part to look for means to treat them in a natural fashion with some simple home remedies or ingredients that are readily available at home.

Apply Lemon Juice

It is well known that lemon juice has a bleaching effect on the skin, it has the power to fade away marks or scars and bruises that are already healed, but have left behind their mark. It can cause any unsightly mark to fade away, although you need to be persistent with it, as the effect is very gradual. The citric acid in lemon juice does the work of the Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) of the clinical stretch mark creams. It works towards the removal of the dead cells on the upper epidermal layer of the skin. This makes the growth of the new and fresh cell possible. Since the natural citric acid in lemon juice is very mild, it should be remembered that although very effective, it will not show fast results as the stretch mark creams.

Virgin Coconut Oil

Virgin coconut oil or VCO is a very traditional element used by women for centuries. They are even used by men to remove stretch marks caused by sudden weight gain or loss and caused due to weight lifting. It is considered as one of the best effective and natural remedy to fade away the signs on the skin. The kernel of the mature coconut is put to dry out in the sun and grated and ground into a paste. The oil extracted from it is called virgin coconut oil. Apart from being a healer of stretch marks, it can be orally consumed for various other health benefits as well.

The very innate properties of VCO make it an effective remedy. It contains a medium chain of triglycerides, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-parasitic properties. These take care of the skin and the natural moisturiser works towards the retention of the natural oils of the skin. When massaged regularly twice a day, VCO can lighten the stretch marks to a considerable extent, by making the skin supple and improving elasticity. It is best to apply VCO just after a bath when the skin is still wet. It should still be noted that the results might take time to show and the marks will not disappear but gradually fade off.

In different cultures and societies there are many other home remedies that are practiced to fade away those stretch marks. Some people use a mix of honey, Aloe Vera gel, extra virgin olive oil and almond oil and massage it on the affected areas. The only point that needs to be remembered is that they require persistence and patience as the results take time to show and should not be considered as an alternative to the clinically suggested stretch mark removal creams.

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Lily.3 years ago
I had stretch marks after my second kid. My sister recommended me to use a cream that she said was very effective to remove my stretch marks but it didn't work at all. Going to the doctor is not an option for me because it's very expensive. One day I found a method people were talking about Dermelastic serum on social networking site. First few days I used and thought like that it will not help. But it totally worked and I have no problem with stretch marks at all now. If you're curious about the method I used, you can check it out yourself.
Neeraj.4 years ago
I received DermalMD Serum as a gift after asking my mother in law to help me get rid of or lighten my stretch marks...I started using and within a week I was seeing results...I was amazed and so happy to have finally found a product that works
Pavana.6 years ago
How remedies for stretch marks are great. they do not cost much and can be easily tried and there is no risk of having side effects.....
Yogita.6 years ago
ya i agree with you Shivani, nothing works on stretch marks but they do fade the marks or make them lighter.
Shivani.6 years ago
Do these home remedies really work on the stretch marks.....i do not think so as i think nothing can be done to get rid of stretch marks...
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Can home remedies help in coping with stretch marks? How can home remedies fade away the marks? What are the ingredients that are readily available at home for treating stretch marks?
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