Stretch marks mostly occur on the abdomen, thighs and breasts. The reason why they appear often is sudden weight gain or pregnancy. Below are some of the major reasons that cause stretch marks:
Fast weight gain – This is absolutely the leader in causing stretch marks since the sudden weight gain results in stretching of the skin leaving marks – which stays on the skin permanently, even after losing weight.
Puberty – It happens when you grow really quickly, especially during puberty.
Inappropriate use of corticosteroids – The reason here is that corticosteroids can reduce the collagen levels which results in appearance of stretch marks.
Genetics – There is more likely that you will have the same problems as well if someone from your family is prone to this kind of problem.
Stretch marks are difficult to eliminate, but with the right treatment there are cases when the skin completely recovers and stretch marks disappear. Below are easy and effective natural remedies to treat and get rid of stretch marks:
Oil Massage of the Affected Area
Massage the affected area regularly. Most effective in removing stretch marks are Vitamin E, cod liver, olive, flaxseed or coconut oil.
As it is known, exercises help the skin’s elasticity which leads in an effective way for reducing stretch marks.
Drink Lots of Water
Always, always keep your body hydrated. Our skin is made up of 64% of water, that’s why we need to drink enough water. Avoid soda and coffee.
Apply Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe vera is one of the best natural remedies which has countless beneficial uses. As a remedy rich in nutrients can be very effective in treating skin diseases, including sunburns, pimple inflammation, wrinkles, cuts, eczema and stretch marks. The preparation is very simple – Cut the leaf of aloe plant and extract the gel. Just apply it on the affected area.
Exfoliation is process of removing of the dead skin cells and it’s very important for skin regeneration.