One of the silent concerns of every teen, new mothers and gym goers is stretch marks. Since it does not cause any pain or criticality stretch marks or marks on the body is not taken as a very serious concern. However, it has an impact on minds. People feel awkward and shy about their visible stretch marks. Modern science in allopathy has cosmetic surgeries and laser treatments for hiding these marks however those are not very safe, inconvenient, have side effects and are mainly expensive.
The proverb ‘prevention is better than cure’ goes perfect with stretch marks concern as if you take precautionary measures knowing your skin type and the journey it is going to go through the risk of getting stubborn stretch marks becomes lighter. For example, often new mothers start to apply stretch marks for cream post delivery whereas if the cream application is started from the third trimester of pregnancy the chances of getting stretch marks becomes very negligible.
We believe in an organic way of treating the body hence in this article we will tell you six effective ways that are free from harsh chemicals for eradicating stretch marks.
Aloe vera gel
Aloe vera gel is one of the widely used natural remedies for topical application and oral consumption. Aloe vera is an inexpensive plant, the gel is collected by repealing the upper skin of the leaf.
Aloe vera gel is very gentle on skin. It is known for its healing and cooling attributes. It is highly anti-inflammatory, and contains vitamins and minerals like vitamin A, C, E, B12, folic acid and choline. Due to many antioxidants, major skin vitamins and anti-inflammatory properties aloe vera gel either alone or with other ingredients like almond oil, olive oil or any helps lightening the stretch marks or scars on skin. It also gives moisturization to the skin, naturally.
Shea butter is high in vitamins and fatty acids, which aid in collagen synthesis and minimise the appearance of stretch marks and scars. Raw shea butter, in addition to its skin-loving ingredients, can act as a potent moisturiser.
Extra virgin coconut oil is an excellent body moisturizer. Coconut oil includes a high concentration of lauric acid, which has natural brightening qualities. Lauric acid, when used topically to the skin in a mask or alone can help eliminate dark spots and blemishes while also helping your complexion.
Sunflower Seed Oil
It helps in the maintenance of the skin's natural moisture barrier. Sunflower oil contains linoleic acid, which quickly penetrates the skin and helps to nourish and preserve the skin's barrier from external stresses. Many plant oils include linoleic acid, but sunflower oil has a particularly high concentration—roughly 70 to 80%.
Using cocoa butter to remove stretch marks during pregnancy is one of the most effective ways to lighten stretch marks after pregnancy. Cocoa butter can be applied before going to bed during your pregnancy.
Stretch marks are usually dry and rough. Moisturising the skin is crucial to fade and prevent stretch marks, and vegetable oils are excellent skin moisturiser. Castor oil is one of them that helps to replenish and soften the nutrients and moisture lost in the skin. It makes your skin supple and beautiful with regular use.
Note that,old stretch marks and scars cannot go away completely; however, the right care can fade them away with time. As we discussed above, the best remedy is to maintain moisture on the skin. If you wish to make your pre-care regime swift, you can try our anti-stretchmark cream, Inostretch, which has rutin (a plant pigment) as one of the key ingredients, shea butter, coconut oil, sunflower seed oil, green bean extract, and many other skin-friendly ingredients. It keeps the skin hydrated and lightens the stretch marks. With time, the marks fade away. However, maintaining a healthy weight can help you avoid getting excessive stretch marks on regions like your thighs, abdomen, breasts, buttocks, and sides of your waist. And most importantly, accept your skin the way it is.