Monday, November 17, 2008

How To Get Rid of Stretch Marks Using Homemade Products

5:01 PM by Lilian ·
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Whether you are pregnant, developing muscles for bodybuilding, or lifting weight, you are bound to have stretch marks or striae gravidarum. They look ugly and flabby. There is no cure for them except through surgery but it is not guaranteed. You can find them at possible prone areas such as stomach, arms, thighs, breasts (boobs), legs, back, and chest. Even though they cannot be cured, but you can minimize their physical outlook. One thing for sure, you can't get rid of them permanently.

Usually, stretch marks don't irritate your skin. They may not bring to your attention until they become so obvious.
During the initial stage, they are pinkish red due to the breaking up of tiny blood vessels. Gradually, they become silvery white.

Herbal, natural and organic products and alternative treatments for stretch marks are gaining popularity. Some people want fast results that they resort to invasive and costly, repetitive procedures such as cosmetic operation and surgery. Others make their own concoction with herbs, essential oils, and stuff from their kitchen or visit their doctors for prescriptions. They only have one objective in mind that is to get rid of stretch marks for good with whatever possible ways.

You can deal with stretch marks successfully by finding the one or combination of treatments that are right for you before they become severe. Once the stretch marks develop, they will stay with you forever, but with time they will be less noticeable. The following free tips on this website can help you to get rid of stretch marks. These tips apply to everybody.

Instead of laser therapy, here is a recipe that you make at home. The things you need are
  • 1/2 cup virgin olive oil,
  • 1/4 cup aloe vera gel,
  • Liquid from 6 capsules of Vitamin E, and
  • Liquid from 4 capsules of Vitamin A.

Mix all the ingredients together in a blender. Pour the mixture into a jar and store it in the fridge. Every day, apply the potion around the prone areas such as the belly, thighs, legs and breasts.

Using Egg Whites

Some people claim that their stretch marks disappear after using egg white and egg white powders. They deliver protein to your skin. Apply a thin layer of egg white on the stretch marks. Leave it to dry. Then wash it with cold water. Do this three times a day.

Using Oat Meal

You can find natural exfoliators in your kitchen such as oatmeal. You can use it to exfoliate your skin instead of body scrub. After exfoliating, apply plenty of moisturizer to keep the skin soft and hydrated.

Using Emu Oil

Pure emu oil can be easily bought from any health stores. It helps to reduce and remove stretch marks effectively because it can penetrate deep into the skin. It also can treat old scars.

Using Vitamin E

Vitamin E plays an important role in regulating your metabolism and healing of tissues and skin. It is also an antioxidant, eliminating free radicals that cause many health illnesses and skin problems. After surgery, doctors usually prescribe Vitamin E for scar healing. It maintains the radiance and smoothness of your skin.

You can take vitamin E orally or topically. The results may be different. Some prefer to take pills.

You can also enrich your diet with vitamin E. Foods that are rich in vitamin E are

  • almonds,
  • avocados,
  • canola,
  • corn ,
  • fortified cereals such as sunflower seeds,
  • oat bran,
  • peaches,
  • peanut butter,
  • polyunsaturated oils and seed,
  • safflower,
  • sunflower,
  • tomato puree, and
  • wheat germ.
By Doing Inner-Thigh Exercise

Activity and movement are essential for your bodies. That is how you stay at optimal functioning levels. When you don't exercise, your bodies have to cope with the excess weight and inactivity. Then you wonder why you have stretch marks!

This exercise helps to make your inner thigh firm. Lie down on the floor. Bend your knee and place your foot in front of your bottom leg. Then try to raise the bottom leg up about six inches lower the leg to the floor

Slowly increase to 20 repetitions three times a week when the exercise becomes easy each time.

Note: You can prevent stretch marks during pregnancy by applying the Extra Virgin Oil, Cocoa Butter and pure Vitamin E oil on the stomach and breast. Massage twice daily.


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