10 Ways to Get Rid of Stretch Marks

Many people think that stretch marks only happen to pregnant women. Well, they happen to teenagers as well. Men are also not spared. Having stretch marks can be depressing to some; especially to youngsters. They have to cover those flaws and that puts a limit on the type of clothes they can wear.
People that have stretch marks want to get rid of them badly. However, the problem is finding an effective way to treat the scars. Here are 10 ways that can help you:
  1. Apply a good moisturizer after your bath. Dry skin will just make the condition worse. It won't itch as much too if the skin is moisturized.
  2. Massage cocoa butter, aloe vera gel, vitamin E oil or olive oil onto the skin. Works best if you exfoliate beforehand.
  3. Take milk baths. Add 1-2 cups of milk powder to you bath. Soak your whole body for 15-20 minutes each time. The lactic acid will improve your skin's condition. Want to smell nice too? Then put a few drops of fragrant essential oils. When you rinse off with luke warm water after the bath, don't use soap. If you want to clean yourself from dirt and grime, do it before getting into the milk bath.
  4. Make a paste out of aloe vera, mashed papaya, rose water, sandalwood powder, almond oil, lavender oil and milk cream. Before taking a bath, massage it onto the area that has stretchmarks. Recommended that you do this twice weekly.
  5. Eat the right kinds of food. Load up on the fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables. Foods rich in vitamins A, C, E, zinc and silica will help give you better looking skin.
  6. Use a good stretch mark cream. Best to use one that is hypoallergenic, non-greasy, and fragrance-free to prevent skin irritations and problems. Also check for ingredients that can increase your skin's production of collagen and elastin. Make sure the cream has deep
    penetrating properties.
  7. Some people regularly apply egg white to the scarred area. After drying, they wash it off with ice cold water. The egg white provides a source of protein for the skin.
  8. Wheat germ oil has high vitamin E content. It helps your skin to form new cells and will
    10 Ways to Get Rid of Stretch Marks
    nourish your damaged skin. It is an effective ingredient in healing stretchmarks. When using
    wheat germ oil, you need to mix it with a base oil like olive or sweet almond oil. Wheat germ oil by itself has quite a strong odor and feels sticky.
  9. If all natural methods fail, you may want to opt for skin peels or laser treatments. They cost quite a bit though and are more invasive. However, they are effective in improving the appearance of stretch marks.
  10. The most sure way to get rid of stretch marks is through tummy tuck. It will get rid of 90% of your marks. During surgery, the skin below your belly button is cut away.
So, these are 10 ways to treat your stretch marks. Now it's up to you which method you want to use. You can even choose to use more than one method. May your scars start to disappear soon.
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