Women have always wondered how to get rid of stretch marks at home, especially before and after giving birth. Our skin is very elastic and has plenty of flexibility but when the skin is stretched beyond its capacity the 2nd skin layer called the “dermis” suffers damage to its connective tissues and fibers. This causes those unsightly streaks in your skin you have come to know as stretch marks.
Gaining weight can also cause stretching of the skin which is another reason to watch you diet and make adjustments when you start gaining unnecessary weight. The whole idea is to prevent these stretch marks before they happen.
Is There a Way to Get Rid of Stretch Marks Naturally?
There are two excellent stretch mark remedies you can try at home before you resort to more drastic measures such as using chemical peels or laser therapy.
To get rid of the stretch marks as quickly as possible, it’s always best to start treating them early with the use of skin creams such as shea butter, coca butter, or a vitamin E lotion. There are quite a few brands available that advertise how effective they are at treating this condition and many of them give you the results you need.
There are creams containing vitamin E and aloe vera, and these substances are known for promoting regeneration of the second layer of skin. Please note, however, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you need to consult with your physician to make sure it is safe for you and your baby.
Massage Your Way to Eliminating Stretch Marks
Another way to help you get rid of stretch marks at home is to use massage therapy on yourself to improve the blood circulation to the affected areas. As the circulation improves, essential nutrients can be delivered much more efficiently to the stretch mark areas and they will heal quicker.
I have had stretch marks and although they haven’t gone away completely, I have seen a noticeable improvement after a month of using shea butter and massaging the affected areas.
The best way to get rid of stretch marks varies from person to person and let’s not forget this afflicts men, too. The important point to remember is to take care of your skin by trying out different methods as you see fit in order to banish these little lines that make us feel, if not totally, at least a little self-conscious.