Here are a few practical ways to rid your skin of stretch marks naturally:
Exfoliating the skin: Removing dead skin cells on a regular basis will remove stretch marks and keep new ones from forming. Use a loofah in the shower to slough off dead skin. Exfoliation creams are also effective, and can be used in the bath to reduce stretch marks.
Aloe Vera Gel: Aloe is full of beneficial antioxidants and nutrients for the skin, including enzymes and collagen, which helps to firm the skin and reverse damage. You can purchase aloe vera gel from your local grocery or drug store or buy an aloe vera plant and extract the gel from the leaves. During your pregnancy, apply aloe vera gel to your body to avoid strech mark formation.
Honey: Honey has long been heralded as a natural healing agent. The sweet substance does wonders for reducing stretch marks. Place a piece of damp cloth on the area of your body that has stretch marks, and pour honey over the cloth. When the honey begins to dry, use a warm cloth to wash it off. Or, make a honey glycerin scrub with equal measurements of the two ingredients, and half that measurement of salt. Apply the mixture the stretch marks, then rinse with room temperature water after about five minutes.
Hot Baths and Massages: Taking hot baths often and massaging the area of your body that has stretch marks will help the blemishes to subside naturally. These practices boost blood circulation and cause the body to heal faster, causing a noticeable reduction in your stretch marks. Use olive or cod liver oil for your massages for maximum effectiveness.
Vitamin E Gel: The gel inside of vitamin E capsules can be rubbed on your skin every day to take stretch marks away. For best results, apply vitamin E gel to your stretch marks daily for two weeks to jump-start the rejuvenation of skin cells.
Ascorbic and Glycolic Acid: Glycolic acid boosts the production of collagen in your body, so when you combine this with 500 mg of ascorbic acid, or vitamin C, and take the dosage three times a day, your stretch marks will be significantly reduced.
Cocoa butter: Cocoa butter is the fat taken from cocoa beans and has several attributes that benefit the skin. Cocoa butter is full of antioxidants that repair the skin’s collagen and elastin. When you apply cocoa butter topically, the substance reaches deep into the skin and repairs its tissues. Make sure you apply cocoa butter to stretch-marked skin at least every other day to achieve best results.