Methods to Remove Stretch Marks Naturally

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Dealing with stretch marks can be tricky, but it doesn't have to involve harsh chemicals. Check out these 3 simple ways you can remove stretch marks naturally.

Methods to Remove Stretch Marks Naturally

Nearly everyone has been affected by stretchmarks at some point in their lives. The reasons these bothersome marks appear are endless: malnutrition, pregnancy, puberty, weight gain, muscle gain, and side effects of certain medications.

Stretch marks appear when your body's collagen is disrupted through rapid stretching of the skin. Though stretch marks pose no real health risk, many consider them an unsightly, cosmetic annoyance.

There are many expensive products with harsh chemicals claiming to be the secret to removing stretch marks, but it may be safer and more effective to remove stretch marks naturally.

Removing Stretch Marks with Vitamin E

Vitamin E is a common ingredient in skin care products because it benefits the skin in several ways. First, it significantly speeds up cell production, causing skin to repair itself much faster. When applied topically, it delves deep into the dermis, clearing up much more than surface wounds.

Vitamin E also has superior hydrating abilities and increases skin elasticity, allowing the skin to stretch without causing damage. This means that it will not only reduce the appearance of your current stretch marks but it can prevent new ones from forming.

The easiest way to remove stretch marks naturally with Vitamin E is to apply Pure Vitamin E oil to the skin daily.

Though the oil can be a little on the expensive side if you need large amounts, you shouldn't have too much of a problem finding it in the beauty or vitamin sections of local or online stores.

If you have smaller areas to treat, it may be more cost-effective to purchase Vitamin E softgel capsules. Just crack one open daily to apply it to the skin.

Eliminating Stretch marks with Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is widely known for it's soothing abilities in the treatment of burns, but it can also be quite useful in reducing the appearance of acne scars and removing stretch marks naturally.

It's anti-inflammatory properties reduce irritation in blemishes and its many nutrients promote the removal of dead skin and regeneration of collagen.

Keeping your skin hydrated is important in boosting the natural healing process and preventing new stretch marks from forming. Aloe Vera gel's high water content makes it a great natural moisturizer with the added bonus of not leaving you feeling greasy.

Applying Aloe Vera daily is most effective at treating new stretch marks; those under two years old that are still red in appearance. However, you may have some success with older ones if you use it in conjunction with an exfoliating brush or a Derma Roller.

Fading Stretch Marks with Lemon Juice

A lesser known treatment for removing stretch marks naturally is lemon juice. It's packed with Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, which plays a major role in collagen production. This antioxidant slows the damage of free radicals, reducing collagen damage, preventing wrinkles, and fighting blemishes.

 While applying it topically won't completely erase your stretch marks, it contains a natural bleaching agent that is great at fading discolorations. It can even out the skin tone of the area, making your stretch marks much less noticeable.  

You can cut a lemon in half and rub it directly on your stretch marks or you can mix the juice with a natural moisturizer, like whipped shea butter.

If you experience irritation when applying fresh lemon directly, try diluting juice with water instead. Also, it's better to use this stretch mark remedy before bed since lemon juice can make you more susceptible to sunburns.

Many people have stretch marks on their bodies that they dread,  but instead of going out and spending countless dollars on harsh chemical treatments, try something more natural. There are numerous ways to remove stretch marks naturally, you just to be faithful in the treatment and patient for the results.


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