When you exercise less, your body will experience sudden growth. This growth stretches your skin and the result is having fine lines in your buttocks and the insides of your arms and legs – these are stretch marks. Most women do not like how it sounds; but they detest how it looks even more. Thus, they find ways to remove these marks. Other causes of stretch marks are pregnancy and rapid weight loss. There are many ways to remove stretch marks that you can do at home. These tips will also help you save cost on cosmetics and clinical operations.
Start good by proper nutrition and proper hydration. Having good amounts of fluids in your body keeps your skin elastic. Aside from that, it helps your body maintain a regular metabolic rate. If your body can digest food at the right speed, you won’t have any problems about gaining weight. Of course, you should eat right too. Over eating is the primary cause of sudden weight gain so be careful about what you eat. The first step to eliminating stretch marks is preventing it and you can do it by eating right and drinking enough water.
Eating right involves taking foods that are rich in vitamins A, C, E, and minerals such as Zinc. You can get these from fruits, vegetables, fish, nuts and supplements. But if you are already in a vitamin rich diet, you do not have to take supplements anymore. Supplements are only taken if you need to fill your recommended daily allowance for a certain vitamin or mineral. Other good sources of these vitamins are meat, shellfish and milk.
Now that you have your body properly nourished, it’s time to get some exercise. Exercising does not only help you lose weight and tone your muscles, it also helps you achieve a firmer skin.
Use Home-made Creams
At home, you can use available stuff such as olive oil. Mix it with vitamin E and massage it onto your body to nourish your skin from outside. Lavender oil and chamomile oil are other good alternatives. For best results, you can mix 5 drop of chamomile oil and 7 drops of lavender oil to 1 ounce of avocado oil. Jojoba oil and almond oil are good options if avocado is not available. Another popular alternative is cocoa butter.
Aloe Vera Gel
Another effective home remedy for stretch marks is a mixture of half a cup of virgin olive oil, one quarter of aloe vera gel, six capsules of vitamin E, and four capsules of vitamin A. Blend these ingredients using a blender and store the solution in the fridge. Apply the mixture to the areas of your body where the stretch marks are prevalent. Doing this daily eliminates all the existing stretch marks and prevents them from coming back.
Another known effective home-made cream is cocoa butter. Just mix half cup cocoa butter with one tablespoon of vitamin E oil, apricot kernel oil, wheat germ oil and two teaspoons of grated beeswax. Heat the mixture until the beeswax melts, let it cool, put it in a sealed container and store it in the fridge. Apply the solution every day until you get the desired results.
Shea Butter Oil
Shea butter oil, although a novice in the line of effective stretch mark remedies, is regarded as an effective home remedy too because it is rich in vitamins E and A. Just rub shea butter oil on your stretch marks two to three times a day. It will let your skin absorb the nutrients so it heals faster.
If you do not want to bother with mixing, you can use a commercially available elastin cream.
Doing home remedy recipes for stretch marks causes no pain. Because you do not have to set an appointment to the dermatologist, you do not need to find time and you do not need to shed extra cost. Just be patient and let the ingredients do their work. After all, stretch marks do not go away overnight. Besides, the quickest way to removing stretch marks is the steady way. Just be consistent on giving proper nutrition and exercise to your body and you won’t have to worry about having these unpleasant marks. Most of all enjoy watching the results take effect as the marks go away.