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Stretch Marks - Natural Remedies That Help

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Stretch marks are common after pregnancy or even after a sudden change in weight. A lot of teens report stretch marks popping up around puberty, and this is a normal way your body changes. However, with so much pressure to look perfect, it’s easy to see why many women are looking for natural ways to help with stretch marks. 

What are stretch marks? They appear as bands of parallel lines on your skin that might be a different color and texture than your normal skin. They can happen anywhere, but they’re most common along the stomach, breasts, arms, thighs, and buttocks. Stretch marks are natural and in no way unhealthy, but there are some natural remedies that help reduce their appearance. 

1. Argan Oil

Argan oil is used for a variety of things, and it’s been a natural solution for hundreds of years. One of the best ways to use argan oil is as a way to reduce the appearance of any existing stretch marks. 

How does it work? Because it’s rich in vitamin E and Omega fatty acids, they improve the skin’s elasticity and accelerate your skin’s healing. This blog post will help you understanding stretch marks and what causes them.

2. Retinoid (Vitamin A)

You might have heard a lot of buzz around retinoid, also known as Vitamin A. This is a solution for making your skin look smoother and more youthful. You’ll find retinoid in a number of over-the-counter beauty creams. 

You can topically use an extract of vitamin A or even take a vitamin A supplement orally. This helps your skin look better, and it’s even been shown to help with stretch marks. 

3. Sugar Scrub

One of the most common ways to treat stretch marks is with a process known as microdermabrasion. This is when you exfoliate to remove the top layer of skin, promoting growth of new cells. You can do a bit of microdermabrasion on your own with a quick scrub. 

Using sugar to make a scrub for your skin will do the trick. Just mix one cup sugar with a softening agent like coconut oil. Add a bit of lemon juice for some acid and start scrubbing anywhere you have stretch marks. 

4. Coconut Oil

Speaking of coconut oil, it’s also a powerful way to heal your skin. There have been a number of studies showing that coconut oil has proven healing qualities, so it’s great for stretch marks. Applying a bit of coconut oil to your stretch marks every day can soothe any redness and help reduce their appearance. 

5. Aloe Vera

Finally, aloe is good at treating more than just sunburn. You can use aloe to help soothe your stretch marks since it’s a natural soothing agent and skin softener. To use it, apply aloe vera in a pure form, preferably from a plant. 

Apply aloe every day after your shower to see the best results. With long-term treatment, you should notice your stretch marks becoming less noticeable. 

Heal Your Body

While every woman should feel confident with her body whether she has smooth skin or stretch marks, these natural solutions are great to keep in mind. Luckily, with recent body positive movements, we’re starting to see just how normal and beautiful these marks can be. 

Whether you developed your stretch marks from pregnancy or puberty, you don’t have to live with them. These natural ideas above are perfect for all skin ty

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