16 March, 2019

Stretch Marks : Symptoms, Causes & How to Get Rid of them -Herbal Cures

10 Home Remedies for Stretch Marks

Stretch Marks: Symptoms, Causes & How to Get Rid of them -Herbal Cures
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Stretch marks are fine lines on the body that occur from tissue under your skin tearing from fast growth or over-stretching (usually during pregnancy or from puberty or muscle building). Many people experience stretch marks and thankfully they do not cause any significant medical problems. Mostly they are a cosmetic concern so people are always looking for how to hide stretch marks or how to reduce stretch marks.

Stretch marks are also known as singular stria, striae distensae, striae catastrophic, striae rubra (which are red) and striae alba (white). There are two basic types of stretch marks: white and red. The older and more mature the stretch mark you will find its color tends to be white or silver. Newer occurrences of stretch marks are usually red or purple in color. Neither are pretty!
We have already mentioned what causes stretch marks so in order to prevent stretch marks you want to avoid rapid weight gain (obviously during puberty or pregnancy you do not have much control over this). So if you go through puberty or pregnancy and end up having stretch marks there is still hope for you so don’t despair. There are many home remedies for stretch marks that are effective.
The most common places for stretch marks to occur are in the abdomen, underarms, thighs ( inside and outside), breasts, hips, buttocks and upper arms. You may have noticed that these areas are the parts of the body where the most fat is stored.

Stretch marks can also be caused by some medications such as steroids.
Think of the cause of stretch marks like the equivalent of over-stretching a rubber band until it loses its elasticity.
Your skin type may also be a factor in you getting stretch marks as if you have dry skin you will find it has less elasticity than oilier skin types.

10 Home Remedies for Stretch Marks

So now let’s look at some home remedies for stretch marks or what else you can use as a stretch mark remover;
1. 100% Cocoa Butter – very effective if used over the long term
2. Weight Control – this will help prevent stretch marks as you gain control of your weight.
3. Vitamin E (Cream or Oil) – moisturizes and is generally recommended for healing scar tissue.
4. Massage Oil  – Aromatherapy massage oils promote elasticity and protect against common stretch marks
5. Coffee Grinds – some have reported that exfoliating your stretch marks with your left over coffee grinds while in the shower reduces the appearance of stretch marks.
7. Hydration – drinking lots of clean water helps to hydrate your body and your skin especially. One of the first signs of dehydration is sagging skin so be sure to drink half your body weight in ounces of water every day or as close to this much as possible. eg. Your weight =140 lbs, drink 70 ounces of water every day.

Stretch Marks :  Symptoms, Causes & How to Get Rid of them -Herbal Cures

8. Exercise – exercise helps your skin to firm up, your body to lose fat and build muscle all of which will help with reduce the appearance of stretch marks.

9.Vitamins – Vitamins A,C & E as well as Zinc provide nutrients that your skin needs. Find these in foods such as fruits and vegetables, fish, nuts, eggs, beans and green leafy vegetables to name a few for you.

10. Sugar - Sugar is considered as a microderbabrasive in Homeopathic medicine system.

Microdermabrasion is performed by dermatologists, which is known clinical method with positive results. By this process stretch marks get faded. So you can try this method at home by following steps.
a) Take one cup of sugar add quarter cup of almond oil ( or coconut oil) and mix till the consistency of a cream.
b) Add few drops of lemon juice.
c) Scrub this mixture on stretch marks for 8 to 10 minutes.
d)  Repeat this method 4 to 5 times in a week.

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