Stretch marks often appear on the abdomen or sides during pregnancy as the tummy skin stretches over an unborn baby. Stretch marks can also appear with slow or rapid weight gain. These annoying and unsightly silvery lines appear on otherwise normal skin. Stretch marks indicate that the skin has reached its maximum stretching capability. Since stretch marks indicate there is underlying and surface damage to the skin, minimizing the appearance of the mark is your best bet to dealing with any unwanted marks. Stretch marks and the skin's elasticity are also hereditary issues that may play into the appearance of stretch marks,
How to Get Rid of Stretch Marks Naturally
Address your diet to make sure proper nutrition is aiding your goal of getting rid of stretch marks. Proper diet not only controls weight gain, a cause of stretch marks. Proper diet also benefits your skin by providing plenty of nutrients and antioxidants such as those in fresh fruits and vegetables to help skin glowing and healthy.
Drink plenty of water. Doctors recommend 80 ounces of water a day for optimum hydration. Water consumption helps keep skin elastic and healthy looking as well.
Apply lotion to the stretch marks immediately upon exiting the shower or bath. Vigorously rub lotion in the stretch marks to increase circulation and stimulate the surface skin cells.
Pop open a vitamin E caplet and apply the oil directly to the stretch mark two times a day, after showering. Rub the oil into the stretch mark to help lighten the stretch mark and keep the skin healthy as it rejuvenates.
Soak in a tub and massage the stretch marks for a two-fold approach to improving the stretch marks. Heat from the tub stimulates the circulation and the massage helps stimulate the surface skin cells.
Gently loofah the stretch marks to remove dead skin and reveal healthier, glowing skin beneath.