Treating Stretch Marks at Home

February 23, 2016

The Number One Natural Stretch Mark Remedy

We all get them. Whether it’s from growing, weight loss, weight gain, or pregnancy, many of us have our stripes. They appear in the second layer of skin when the skin stretches too quickly for the connective tissue to keep up with.

During pregnancy especially, if you know you have the chance of getting stretch marks, it is important to try to prevent them. Diet helps a lot, eating nutrient­rich foods that are good for the skin can help in the prevention of stretch marks, such as foods full of vitamins C and E. It is also important to get plenty of water to keep the skin hydrated.

Regular exercise can also help prevent stretch marks, as it improves circulation and helps the elasticity of skin. Consistently applying lotions and oils to keep the skin soft can help as well.

If you already have stretch marks, there are a few things you can do:

1. Applying vitamins topically can help heal stretch marks. Vitamin A is known for promoting skin cell growth and elasticity. Vitamin C stimulates collagen  production. Vitamin E also helps grow new cells and keep the skin elastic and firm.

2. Mixing the oils of vitamins A and C supplements with aloe vera creates a soothing ointment to rub on your stretch marks.

3. Lemon juice, which contains vitamin C, can fade stretch marks and help heal them.

4. Keep the skin moisturized with cocoa butter, olive oil or coconut oil. Mixing one of these with essential oils such as lavender and chamomile will give it a nice smell and the benefits of that oil.

5. Make a homemade natural stretch mark cream by combining shea and cocoa butters with vitamin E oil.

Another good ingredient for fading stretch marks is coffee. Applied topically in a scrub, coffee exfoliates the top layer of skin while the caffeine promotes circulation and cell growth.

Our Number One Fix!

Our coffee scrubs contain a lot of beneficial ingredients to take care of your stretch marks. Along with coffee, they contain coconut oil, vitamin E and cocoa. They have plenty of antioxidants to work on cell damage and vitamins to promote cell repair.