Pregnancy Stretch Marks
Stretch mark is a common after pregnancy problem among women. Pregnancy is one of the happiest moments of a woman’s life, but it’s also a difficult phase. As the baby grows inside the womb, it can be clearly seen changes in the size of the abdomen. The muscles in the abdomen expand and the skin stretches with the baby growing inside the womb. This finally leads to stretch marks. There are numerous reasons for stretch marks after pregnancy. Some of them could be hormonal changes, fat loss in the abdomen after delivery and less elastic skin. You may have observed fine lines developing around the areas where fats have accumulated, usually in the stomach, chest, belly bottom and thighs. Stretch marks take place when the skin couldn’t keep up with the pace with which the body grows during pregnancy. This causes the elastic fibers just under the surface of the skin to break resulting in stretch marks. Growing fast might leave you with stretch marks on your belly and breasts for these are the two main areas where stretch mark arise the most. Also, stretch marks may occur on the thighs, buttocks and upper arms as well. Stretch marks seem reddish or purple at the commencement but it fades after pregnancy and finally it turns into white or gray. When the stretch marks are red, purple or brightly colored they are called striae rubra, for the duration of this phase the stretch marks are quite curable.
Have patience while removing your stretch marks. Remember, you cannot eliminate stretch marks instantly at once. There many cosmetic products like as creams, lotions are available. There are also surgical treatments for it. But these are costly and may not bring the desired results. These stretch marks are not everlasting and it could be removed if treated in the right time. Stretch marks are very common and can be eradicated by going through some simple these natural, Home Remedies For Pregnancy Stretch Marks:-
Glycolic acid is an AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) which is one of the major constituents of chemical peels. Glycolic acid increases the collagen production in the skin, which in turns helps to increase the elasticity of the skin thus eradicating the appearance of stretch marks after pregnancy.
Alfalfa leaves contain eight vital amino acids which are good for overall health of the skin. They are also rich in protein and vitamins E and K, which nourish the skin well. Make a smooth paste of some alfalfa powder by mixing a few drops of chamomile oil into it. Apply this paste onto the affected area and massage with it. Do this daily two to three times a day for a few weeks
Regular massage of the abdomen area, belly, thighs, and chest with some oils could help your skin to become smooth and tight as well.
Massage around your stomach and belly bottom with olive oil regularly. Take bath immediately after applying this oil on the stretch marks. This is a time-taking process but gives you the best result. Also you can mix olive oil with water and vinegar and use this mixture as a night cream. This is popular remedy for after pregnancy stretch marks.
Mix Vitamin E oil with any of your favorite moisturizer and apply it on the stretch marks daily.
You can use other types of oils like as almond oil, coconut oil, castor oil, avocado oil and vitamin E oil. Apply these oils on your stretch marks either by mixing them together in equal amounts or just use one of them.
In your regular oils like coconut oil or almond oil, you may add a few drops of essential oils such as Lavender, Rose, Germanium or other aroma oils. It will dilute your regular oil. Massage thus mixed oils over the affected area. To eradicate the stretch marks, this is one of the most effective home remedy.
Apply castor oil on the stretched skin. Cover that area with a plastic bag. Now, keep a hot water bottle on it for 30-40 minutes and after then, wash it off. The heat allows the pores to open up and as a result, oil absorption takes place easily.
Aloe Vera Gel
This popular herb is found to reduce stretch marks also. Squeeze out the gel from a fresh leaf of aloe vera plant and apply it over the stretch marks of the skin daily. It promotes healing and soothes your skin as well.
Eggs are one of the rich sources of protein and protein could rejuvenate the skin. Applying egg whites is considered to be an effective remedy for stretch marks. Try applying eggs whites on the stretch marks on a regular basis so as to make the marks fade away.
Shea Butter or Cocoa Butter
Apply Shea butter or cocoa butter directly on the stretch marks in order to reduce their appearance. Then wash it off after some times. Repeat the procedure regularly. It improves the softness of the skin and prevents dryness.
Keep your body well-hydrated. Drink 10-12 glasses of water daily. It will keep your skin hydrated and free from many problems, including stretch marks also. It is firmly advised to reduce the intake of coffee, tea or soda as they may cause dehydration.
Rub lemon juice on the stretch marks of the skin. Let the juice soak into your skin. After then rinse it off with the help of cold water. Do this daily to see the desired results. Lemon juice is acidic in nature. It could heal or reduce stretch marks effectively.
Take a potato of medium size and cut it into two-halves. Take one piece and rub it on the stretch marks and let the juice soak into the skin. Now, wash it off with the help of water.
Sugar scrub is another remedy for treating stretch marks.
Take 1 tablespoon of sugar with a few drops of lemon juice and a small amount of almond oil. Mix these well and apply this mixture on your stretch marks. This scrub would exfoliates your dead skin cells. Repeat this daily before taking bath in order to reduce your stretch marks.
Make Your Own Moisturizer
Take wheat germ oil, olive oil and aloe vera in equal parts. Mix these well so as to make a natural moisturizer from them. It’s adaily moisturizing lotion free from chemicals. Apply this homemade moisturizer on your stretch marks and see good results.
You may use Vaseline daily in order to alleviate itching and redness caused by the stretch marks.
Stretch Marks Removing Lotion
Take ¼ cup aloe vera gel and ½ cup extra virgin oil and mix them.
Now, break open 6 Vitamin E capsules and 3-4 Vitamin A capsules.
Add the content of these capsules into the earlier oil and gel mixture.
Mix all these ingredients well and store up in a bottle.
This is your natural lotion to remove stretch marks. Keep this bottle in the refrigerator. Apply this homemade lotion on the stretch marks daily.
Stretch Marks Removal Cream
Mix ½ cup cocoa butter, 1 tablespoon of Vitamin E oil, 2 tablespoon of grated bees wax (You may also add wheat germ oil and apricot kernel oil). Now heat the mixture. The wax melts. Store and refrigerate the mixture. This is your homemade stretch removal cream. Apply this homemade cream on the affected area daily.