Stretch marks are scar tissues that are mostly found on the abdomen, breasts, hips, and on upper arms. They are mainly caused due to excessive weight gain, pregnancy, sudden growth during the adolescent period and even while bodybuilding. Whatever be the cause, we all want to get rid of these ugly marks.
We all are well aware that these are caused when our skin is overstretched. So to prevent this form happening we must see to it that our skin retains its elasticity. Cocoa butter is excellent for this propose. Most women get stretch marks during pregnancy. In order to prevent these, special care needs to be taken right from the initial stage. Select creams and lotions containing cocoa butter, jojoba oil, aloe Vera and apply it religiously before bath. It will not only prevent stretch marks but will also help to reduce them.
Vitamin A, E and C increase the elasticity of your skin, so enrich your diet with fruits and vegetables that contain these vitamins. That will give your skin a lustrous glow. You can even apply oil rich in vitamin A, E and C to rejuvenate your skin texture. Lemon juice is yet another home based remedial measures for stretch marks. It contains citric acid, which has a bleaching effect helpful for reducing scars and stretch marks.
Blood circulation facilitates in reducing stretch marks so go for regular oil message and hot baths. Exfoliate your body and moisturize it regularly. This will keep your skin soft, nourished and hydrated. Consume at least 10 to 12 glasses of water every day. This is yet another powerful secret to eliminate stretch marks.
Maintain a proper diet, junk food and caffeine has an adverse effect on our body. Try to avoid them as far as possible.
Tanning can also help to reduce minor stretch marks.
There are cosmetic surgeries as well, which helps us to get rid of these scars. However, they are painful and expensive.