If you are thinking about how to get rid of stretch marks naturally, there are several options you can consider. Natural solutions basically fall into three categories: natural substances for topical use, diet and exercise. They may be used individually or in combination to help you eliminate your stretch marks. In this article we are going to look at natural substances for topical use.
Natural topical solutions to get rid of stretch marks naturally, may be further divided into two categories: the branded natural creams, and lotions or oils you can buy online or over the counter which comprise a combination of natural ingredients which prevent and help the removal process, and those single ingredients, which you can usually buy from your local health store.
Of these single ingredient solutions, cocoa butter is probably the most popular remedy. Shea butter and aloe vera are also common. There is a long list of others which you may care to investigate, including: chamomile, Indian pennywort, grated beeswax, mango butter, persea gratissima extract, equisetum arvense, hedera helix extract, hibiscus and ivywood extract. Please remember to seek medical advice if you intend to use any of these applications, for although they are natural substances, adverse reactions can sometimes occur. This is especially true if you are pregnant or nursing or taking prescription medications. Also we would advise you to test for sensitivity by applying a little to the forearm first.
Most of these moisturizers work just fine for a few hours providing temporary benefits. But the beneficial effects of these remedies are limited. The massaging action when the moisturizer is applied is of course helpful in toning the skin. The problem here is that these applications operate on the epidermis (outer layer of skin) only and do not penetrate the dermis (middle layer of the skin) where the collagen and elastin fibers which tear to form the scars are formed. However the process of massaging itself s beneficial as it helps tone the skin and stimulates circulation.
There are numerous oils readily available which can help get rid of stretch marks naturally. They work in the same way as natural lotions. Simply massage them into affected areas a couple of times a day. Here are some of the more popular oils: fish oil, extra virgin olive oil, jojoba oil, lavender oil, borage oil, emu oil, sesame oil, wheat germ oil, apricot kernel oil, rosehip oil, coconut oil, sandalwood oil, and sunflower oil. Feel free to experiment or combine these to find which suits you best.
Proprietary natural creams are currently used by millions as an affordable and effective solution. Here several natural ingredients are combined into a cream to provide an effective means of reducing and eliminating stretch marks. What raises these solutions above other topical remedies, is the ‘delivery system’, which ensures the active ingredients penetrate deep into the dermis to repair the collagen and elastin fibers which are the cause of the stretch marks. Our article, best stretch mark cream, details what to look for in a good stretch mark cream.