Daily massages are also a good
stretch mark treatment. A massage will increase circulation and
promote skin renewal. Include massages in your daily routine.
Rub natural oils on your problem areas right after you take a
shower and before going to bed.
Some Home Remedies for Stretch
1. Natural shea butter is a
good source of vitamins A and E, which are both good for skin
health. Rub shea butter on the areas with stretch marks several
times a day to expedite the healing process.
2. Aloe Vera is known for its
healing and soothing properties for burns. Some people claim
that it does the same thing for stretch marks since these marks
are also a form of skin injury. The following recipe utilize
aloe vera and other natural ingredients in order to make a massage
oil for the prevention and/or treatment of stretch marks:
- ¼ cup aloe vera gel
- ½ cup olive oil
- 2 capsules of vitamin A (use only the liquid inside)
- 4 capsules of vitamin E (use only the liquid inside)
- Using a blender, mix all the ingredients. Store the mixture
in an airtight container overnight in the fridge. Apply the massage
oil onto affected areas as needed.
3. Cocoa butter is a popular
stretch mark treatment. However, it is most probably not that
effective in penetrating deeply into the dermis (the middle layer
of our skin.) But like other moisturizing ingredients, it is
good for keeping the skin well-hydrated and soft at all times.
The following recipe uses cocoa butter in order to make a stretch
- ½ cup cocoa butter
- 1 teaspoon apricot kernel oil
- 2 teaspoons grated beeswax
- 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil
- 1 tablespoon wheat germ oil
Combine all ingredients and
heat them until the beeswax and cocoa butter melt. Allow it to
cool then store in an airtight container. Massage the cream onto
affected areas as needed.