Most women suffer from this problem at least 1 time in their lives.
I understand from my own experience how uncomfortable and ugly it can be to have these purple spots on the skin.
Many years ago I had stretch marks in the area of my shoulders and legs, and there came a point where I felt sorry for taking off my shirt in public.
Contrary to what many people believe, men are not exempt from stretch marks. Only that they appear in areas such as the lower back and shoulders.
And worst of all, no matter your age, stretch marks can appear AT ANY TIME.
This has led to the majority of people resorting to clinical treatments, without taking into account that while they can eliminate stretch marks, they also contain many chemicals that can affect a more important area of your health.
In this article, we will discuss the causes of stretch marks, as well as FULLY NATURAL remedies to eliminate them.
CAUSES OF STRETCH MARKS
The main cause is an abrupt change in volume.
The skin is very elastic and adapts to the volume of our body.
But if that stretch is very large and in a short time, the deep layers of the skin are broken.
This rupture is reflected in the outer layers with the appearance of stretch marks.
That is the main cause, although there are also many other possible causes, such as:
The elasticity and resistance of the skin are determined, to a large extent, by genetics.
For example, the rapid growth that occurs at puberty.
Black people tend to have fewer stretch marks.
Stretch marks appear in the umbilical and sub-umbilical region in 50% and 90% of pregnant mothers.
Sometimes a lot of muscle mass develops with strong exercise, and the stretching of the skin causes stretch marks.
Lack of skin hydration causes flexibility to be lost.
Some personal situations can affect the oxygenation of the cells, which will be negatively reflected in our skin.
Now that we know the causes, we will directly discover the best natural treatments to eliminate stretch marks.
NATURAL REMEDIES FOR STRETCH MARKS
This plant is known for its almost miraculous properties!
Aloe Vera helps regenerate your skin tissue. All you have to do is take the gel from the leaf, massage the affected area a little, and leave the gel for 20-30 minutes, then remove it with warm water.
You will see how in a few days the stretch marks will start to fade away!
Apricot Mask and Oil
This is one of the best!
Apricot has great exfoliating properties, helping to combat the areas where you are most affected.
Take 2 apricots and remove the seeds.
Then, crush the fruit until a paste is made, and apply it in the areas with stretch marks for 15 minutes.
Then, remove it with warm water, and repeat this process for 30 days.
You can also get apricot oil, you just have to massage them over the areas with stretch marks and voila!
Lemon and Cucumber Juice
It can be applied directly on stretch marks and scars, without reducing it. It is believed that its high content of vitamin C, can help the skin in the production of collagen and, in this way, improve its appearance, even if we already have stretch marks.
You just have to mix the lemon juice with the cucumber juice and apply it on the affected areas for 10 minutes, and then remove it with warm water.
The cucumber, thanks to its freshness properties, will hydrate your skin, while the vitamin C in the lemon eliminates stretch marks.
Cocoa butter also helps eliminate stretch marks.
The best way to use them is at night, and let it work.
Then remove it with warm water.
This is another of the oils that are considered effective in the fight against stretch marks, due to its content of omega 3 fatty acids, and for its ability to help the skin in the production of collagen. You must keep this oil in the fridge. It can be used as a food supplement or, if you prefer, as a massage oil in critical areas.
Thanks to it soothing property, it can be used as an oil to massage; but also for prevention and the treatment of stretch marks. You can use it in a liquid state during the summer and in the solid or creamy state in winter. Simply let the coil stand for a few minutes in a bowl of hot water, to make it easier when applying it to the massages.
This oil has to be prepared by letting it rest in a jar, keeping it in a dark place for three weeks. On the other hand, 50 grams of petals of this flower will be necessary, to mix them with 250 millilitres of olive oil. After 21 days, you should filter it and store it in a dark glass jar, keeping it away from heat and light. In this way, you have your calendula oil ready! Next, you must apply it daily to the affected areas.