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Here’s important news for anyone with diabetes. A remarkable E-Book is now available that reveals scientifically proven principles that can help trigger your body to produce more insulin naturally, reversing diabetes symptoms without the need for medication.
Diabetes is a condition in which sugar is not properly absorbed by the body. Globally the incidence of diabetes is expected to exceed 250 million people by 2025 – resulting in 35 million heart attacks, 13 million strokes, 6 million episodes of renal failure, 8 million instances of blindness or eye surgery, 2 million amputations and 62 million deaths – that is a measure of the scale of the problem. While diabetes belongs at the top of the healthcare agenda, it has yet to be given that position.
According to the American Diabetes Association, there are 21 million diabetics in America; with another 54 million people having pre-diabetes (placing them at high risk for developing Type II diabetes). This equates to 75 million Americans having diabetes, or being at high risk.
With attention focused on blood sugar and insulin levels, however, the underlying cause of all the devastation has been overlooked. According to health advocate and best-selling author Matt Traverso, many doctors are failing to treat the real underlying cause of diabetes.
Instead, they are treating the symptoms with chemicals and pharmaceutical medications that often leave the sufferers with side effects and a long term dependency on these drugs.
What some doctors may be failing to understand is that diabetes is not a disease, it is an outward reaction coming directly from the pancreas that results in the body no longer being able to produce normal amounts of insulin due to the pancreas being run down.
Matt Traverso’s E-Book states, if the damage that is being done to the pancreas can be turned around, the organ will be given the chance to heal itself and then, gradually, it is possible for those who are dependent on insulin shots to be able to stop them all together.
This means diabetes sufferers may no longer have to be dependant on the drugs and medications that are usually taken to treat the condition.
Top scientists such as Dr Robert O. Young, Dr Gabriel Cousens, Dr Fuhrman and many others (whose ground-breaking research forms the basis of this E-book) state that “diabetes is completely reversible”. This information sheds new light on how diabetes sufferers get the condition and how they can turn their illness around for good.
The new finding on diabetes is being called “The Diabetes-Reversing Breakthrough” all through the western world.
I would like to extend the opportunity to anyone who either suffers from type 1 or type 2 diabetes, or is at high risk of getting the disease, to learn more about “The Diabetes-Reversing Breakthrough!”
Scars are not bad things- they are simply the body’s response to injury and to heal you-which is a good thing. Some we wear like a badge of honor, while others we would rather hide.
From a cosmetic standpoint, I try not to fret too much, but every now and again I end up with something I’d just rather not have lingering around -and that’s when I bust out the scar butter.
This is an extremely simple butter that works well to soften up the tough fibers of the scar tissue. It’s easy to make, lovely to use, and effective.
You will need the following ingredients to treat scar tissue
-1-2 tablespoons of beeswax
-2 tablespoons of avocado oil
-1 tablespoon tamanu oil
-2 tablespoons shea butter
-A small glass jar
Why Need Beeswax to Treat Scar Tissue?
Beeswax gives body to this butter and helps hold it together. It also has softening and protective qualities that make it a valuable addition to many skin care recipes.
Why Need Shea Butter to Treat Scar Tissue?
Shea butter (Butyrispermum parkii) makes an excellent moisturizer, and has the benefit – among many others- of containing oleic acid, which enhances the ability to penetrate skin. It is an occlusive emollient-which means it traps water in the skin in addition to the softness and suppleness it brings.
It is obtained by waiting years (typically around 15-20) for the Karite tree in West Africa to bear good quality fruit for harvesting. The fruits from the nut are picked, cracked, grilled, and then pounded or milled.
Afterwards they are boiled in water to extract the shea butter, which is scooped out and left to cool. Because the trees are so precious, make sure that you get high quality raw shea from a sustainable source.
Why Need Avocado oil to Treat Scar Tissue?
Avocado oil (Persea gratissima) is a star here. It is extremely nourishing, but it’s not magic, like many claim it to be. That said, it is pretty neat. Skin absorbs avocado somewhat slowly.
That means while it gets warmed to body temperature, there’s a bit of that oily residue on the skin (this is fine, by the way, since it gives you a chance to helpfully massage the butter into the scar a bit.) There are many claims out there that avocado oil penetrates deeper into the skin, due to the way its components are structured.
On the flip side there is research that shows that it does appear in the upper layers of the stratum corneum (the tougher outer layers of our skin) but not any deeper than that.
If that’s the case, it’s still definitely protective. It’s an occlusive, forming a protective film and lowering the transepidermal water loss (basically the water that passes from your inside to your outside via the skin, or simply, a loss of moisture) so this is greatly beneficial for keeping the scar tissue moisturized. Any way you spin it, I’ve found it to be an incredibly useful addition to this butter.
Why Need Tamanu oil to Treat Scar Tissue?
Tamanu oil is extracted from the fruit of a tree found originally in Polynesia. It consists of (roughly) 38% linoleic acid, 34% oleic acid, 13% stearic acid, and 12% palmitic acid. So basically all of our favorite fatty acids, which makes it an extraordinary oil when it comes to healing skin, especially scarring.
It is deeply penetrating (thanks oleic!) and moisturizing, and also acts as an anti-inflammatory, which can help with any swelling up or irritation you may have on or around the scar.
Set up a double boiler and melt the beeswax. You can play around with the amount of beeswax you like – more yields a firmer butter, while less results in a softer one. Then add in the avocado oil and the tamanu oil. Finally, remove from the heat and stir in the shea butter until it is melted.
Be sure to add the shea butter last and after you have taken it off the heat as it is more sensitive to heat than other carriers. Pour into your jar and allow it to cool.
Keep in a cool, dark place out of direct sunlight. Up to three times daily, work a generous amount of the butter into the scar, massaging gently as you go, until most of the butter is absorbed.
When can I use this to treat scar tissue?
After the scab has fallen off and the skin is completely sealed, use this as soon as possible. The longer you wait the less effective any remedies for scars will be.
Does the massaging work to treat scar tissue?
Some people claim it softens up the fibrous collagen, breaking it down and helping the scar fade faster. Be sure to check with a professional before starting any sort of massage regimen, and a wound may need longer to heal before the tissue can handle it. When I say “massage” here I mean rub it thoroughly and firmly but not too rough-you don’t need to dig into it.
This post will discuss about how do scars form, the different types of scar, the 6 scar treatment home remedies you can use to reduce scar visibility and a video clip on how to get rid of scar spot tissue on face and legs.
Scars form when there is injury or trauma to the skin, especially when the dermis (the deeper layers of the skin) are injured. Greatly simplified, the process of a scar forming goes roughly like this.
Blood rushes to the wound site and begins to clot. Fibroblasts, remarkable little cells that help produce several different types of connective tissues and proteins, begin to deposit the foundation for collagen.
Collagen is the main structural protein found in our skin. However, the new collagen that is forming scar tissue is different from regular collagen, and tends to be inferior to ‘normal’ skin in its functioning. Still, it does the job-a pretty impressive one when you think about it.
Scar tissue looks different because the collagen that’s being laid down is made up of fibers that lie parallel to each other, instead of the regular randomized cross woven pattern that exists in undamaged skin. The scar tissue is tough, not as elastic or supple, nor do things like sweat glands or hair follicles re-grow in it.
Examples of Scar Types
Below are a few different types of scars that occur, summed up very simply, with some being more severe than others. How you go about remedying your scars will be easier if you know a bit about the scar itself!
Hypertrophic: Hypertrophic scars are raised above the surrounding skin, due to the body overproducing collagen. They typically present themselves as a red, raised, and thickened patches of skin. They often form when there is mechanical tension on the wound. They can fade over a period of two to three years.
Keloid: Very thick raised scars, more severe than hypertrophic scars, and may spread beyond the original wound site. They can also develop into benign masses. Keloid scarring, like hypertrophic scars, are raised from excessive amounts of stiff collagen fibers deposited on the wound.
Atrophic: The scar is sunken in the skin, giving it a typical “pitted” appearance, caused when underlying structures that support the skin are lost. Acne and diseases such as the chicken pox tend to leave atrophic scars.
Scars vs. Hyperpigmentation
Some of these remedies apply to hyperpigmentation, which is when extra pigment is deposited at the wound site. Hyperpigmentation is often seen in times after a bad bout with acne, and can give the appearance of there being a mark or scar.
How Best to Reduce Scar Visibility Naturally?
Different treatments and remedies and their results vary hugely from individual to individual, as it all depends on genetics, how you got the scar, how long you’ve had it, etc. So don’t be afraid to play around with these to see what works best!
Reduce Scar Visibility Tip #1 – Marula Oil
Long, long before it became mainstream, marula oil was used traditionally used by the Tsonga people of South Africa and Mozambique, where it is still used by many peoples in that region.
Marula oil is used for skin care-as a cleansing or massage oil, as a moisturizer- and even a dietary supplement. From food to medicine, the marula tree and the oil from its fruits have a long history of being extensively used.
The oil comes from harvested fruits that hold a nut, inside which rests a kernel. The oil is extracted from this kernel, and a considerable amount of work goes into the extraction process given the tough fibrous make-up of the nut. Once removed, the kernel is cold-pressed by hand for the oil, resulting in a small quantity the precious stuff.
The oil is extremely light, silky, absorbs quickly into the skin, and penetrates deeply. It has many uses, but in the case of scars it reduces redness and inflammation, and softens up the tough tissue.
The oleic acid enhances the ability of the oil to penetrate the skin, allowing other fatty acids to soak in and do their work. Use it plain or as a base oil-I’ll frequently add it to my scar butter.
You will need…
Rinse the scar and the area around it with warm water. Pat dry. Start with less oil and add more as you need it-if I plan on rubbing it in some I use more, if I am putting it on and letting it soak in on its own I use a little less. You don’t need much, just enough to cover the scar well. Reapply up to three times daily (or as needed.)
Reduce Scar Visibility Tip #2 – Baobab Oil
This precious oil, like Marula oil, is high in essential fatty acids. 33% of the seed content is oil, with the majority of those oils being oleic and linoleic. Oleic and linoleic will soften skin-in this case, the tough scar tissue-and moisturize the epidermis, where the visible part of your scar sits.
All of the fatty acids help regenerate outer epithelial tissues (basically, the cells that make up the outside of your skin), which is part of why it is so renowned for its abilities to heal our skin and reduce scars. It is thick and rich and remains on the skin longer after application. Again, use it as a base or a carrier or on its own!
You will need…
Rinse the area with warm water and pat dry. Apply a light coating of enough baobab oil to cover the scar. Remember that it will sit on the skin for a while after application.
Reduce Scar Visibility Tip #3 – Fenugreek Paste
Fenugreek was always one of those remedies that I just steered clear of. Not because of any fault of its own-for some reason the name just always deterred me. But, eventually, I was able to get over that quirk of mine, and now find it a useful ingredient to have lying around.
Fenugreek is used for a range of ailments, from easing indigestion to reducing dandruff. It can also help with skin inflammation and irritation, such as that which may occur with a scar.
Anecdotal evidence suggests that it also helps to lighten skin, thus reducing the appearance of the scar or hyperpigmentation. In this case, making the seeds into a paste is the most effective way of getting their benefit.
You will need –
-Something to grind up the seeds
How much fenugreek you’ll need depends entirely on the size of the scar. Start with a tablespoon or two, and if there is extra store in the fridge for up to three days.
Soak the seeds overnight in warm water, or until they are soft (even “slimy”) feeling. Drain and mash them up into a paste-a mortar and pestle works best for this.
If the mash is too thick, you can add just a smidge of warm water at a time until it is the proper consistency-thick but easily spreadable, not runny.
Rinse the area with warm water and pat dry. Apply enough to cover the scar and leave on for 30 minutes. Rinse off with warm water and pat dry.
I would suggest using your favorite lotion/moisturizer after this as it can be drying.
Reduce Scar Visibility Tip #4 – Fish Oil
Ah, fish oil. It’s one of those “it’ll cure whatever ails ya” remedies. Rich in our favorite fatty acids, fish oil taken in the diet and applied directly to scars can help reduce their appearance.
Some research has been done showing that they may even speed of the breakdown of fibroblasts, which are responsible for laying down all that extra collagen, even in scars as severe as keloids.
If you can take it as a dietary supplement, I always say go for it. It’s worth trying topically as well. Fibroblasts aside, it will moisturize the scar well and moisturizing means a better environment for healing to take place.
You will need…
-A high quality fish oil
Apply fish oil directly to the scar and/or take the appropriate dosage for a dietary supplement.
Reduce Scar Visibility Tip #5 – Lemon Juice
This one should come as no surprise. Lemon juice, in addition to having other benefits, is known to lighten skin. This is because it is thought to interrupt melanogenesis-basically the process in which melanin, the pigment that darkens skin, is formed.
It is also thought to reduce or break down the existing melanin in the skin as well. Be careful after applying lemon juice as it can make you a bit more sensitive to the sun for a bit after using it.
You will need…
-1 fresh lemon
Juice the lemon. Rinse the affected area and then apply directly. Do this up to twice a day as needed and be patient, as it isn’t instantaneous. Keep the leftover juice in the fridge for later use.
Reduce Scar Visibility Tip #6 – Sunscreen or Cover Up
This is more of a (very helpful) preventative rather than a remedy. When the sun- chiefly its ultraviolet rays-hits your skin, it damages it. Your body, well-equipped as always, rushes to defend and protect your sensitive skin by depositing melanin, a darker pigment that will give more protection against the harmful rays.
The skin of your scar is sensitive and will darken easily, so cover up or use sunscreen, and you can help prevent any burns or unwanted melanin making it more visible. Tanning or getting sunburned will ultimately not help your cause!
You will need…
-Sunscreen that is at least SPF 30
Apply sunscreen to the scar before exposing it to sunlight or keep it covered.
And above all else…
Be patient. There is no current natural remedy or medical technology that can guarantee the complete removal of a scar. Although some may certainly helpful, our bodies are pretty incredible of doing the job.
Trust in your body – it knows what it’s doing! When it comes to badly damaged or non-regenerable tissues, they are replaced by the laying down of connective tissue (think collagen!) This is a process called replacement-also known as scarring.
Regeneration is a type of healing in which new growth can completely bring back at least portions of damaged tissue to its normal state. Most of the time these two occur in tandem during the healing process.
Over the course of 2 sometimes up to 3 years the scar will continue to heal, replacing and regenerating. So don’t panic about a scar. Get a little help from some good remedies, trust your body and time, be patient, and all will heal.
Stretch marks, or striae, are a form of skin scarring that are usually related to being pregnant, weight problems, puberty, and short-time period weight benefit from bodybuilding and other physical activities.
They form when the dermis – the middle layer of the skin that keeps shape and elasticity – is stretched beyond its tolerance level. Connective fibers in the skin finally break down, disrupting the production of collagen and causing scarring. This scarring can be treatable most effectively through stretch mark elimination.
The most vulnerable group is pregnant women. Almost three in 4 women will get stretch marks after being pregnant.
Expecting mums typically suffer from stomach stretch marks, but other regions will also be affected, resulting within the want for mommy makeover surgery.
Other vulnerable groups of people are those who have lost massive weight and bodybuilders who’ve quickly developed sizable muscles.
Reasons why you have stretch marks
Both men and women can have stretch marks, which mainly can be seen at the thighs, hips, hands, buttocks, abdominal region, and decrease back.
Other causes of stretch marks include:
Genetics: women are much more likely to get belly stretch marks if their mother, for example, had stretch marks after being pregnant.
Huge weight gains and losses: your skin stretches as your weight fluctuates, every now and then ensuing in stretch marks.
Puberty: growth spurts at some stage in puberty usually resulting in stretch marks on the skin because the skin is unable to cope with the body’s speed of growth.
Bodybuilding: quick development of muscular tissues may also stretch the skin way past its limits.
Corticosteroids: heavy or long term usage of oral or topical corticosteroids, a broadly used pharmaceutical steroid compound, can cause stretch mark formation.
Ethnicity: human beings with darker skin don’t usually have stretch marks.
Why do Women Have Stretch marks after pregnancy?
Stretch marks after being pregnant are quite often seen. Almost three in 4 expecting mums will have stretch marks on their legs, abdomen, hips, and different areas of the body affected by weight gain at some stage in pregnancy.
For the duration of pregnancy, the skin expands and stretches to its limitations, causing tiny tears within the layers of skin. These tiny tears are stretch marks that seem as smooth, white streaks in the pores and skin.
Many ladies who have stretch marks after pregnancy seek for laser stretch mark elimination to eliminate this undesirable scarring. This treatment aims to help women to regain the youthful appearance they desire.
Which areas of the body that are likely to have stretch marks?
Stretch marks can affect any part of the body where the skin is subjected to rapid stretching. The abdomen is the most likely area to be affected by stretch marks, however they are also as likely to appear across the thighs, hips, buttocks, lower again, fingers, and chest.
Skin in these areas is being subjected to high level of stress due to heavy use and fast expansion. Any part of the body is equally likely to be susceptible to stretch marks if the skin is stretched beyond a tolerance level because of tissue expansion.
What do you need to take note if you have stretch marks?
Patients should have realistic expectations about the outcomes from their chosen stretch mark treatment.
Patients that go through stretch mark elimination surgical procedure ought to be healthy.
Patients undergoing surgical procedure will need to discuss their medical history and the medications they are currently taking, with their surgeons prior to surgery. Sufferers must also be aware of the cost of their stretch mark treatment.
Removing Stretch Marks Naturally
Natural stretch mark removal includes creams, lotions, and tips for diet and exercise. There are various products that can be found in the marketplace for natural stretch mark removal.
But, these products don’t work for many people, particularly for those who have stretch marks that are old and well-developed. In these cases, probably the only effective option is more involved medical treatment.
How Effective Is Natural Stretch Mark Removal?
It’s quite difficult to accurately gauge the effectiveness of natural stretch mark removal techniques. A wide range of products claim of being able to get rid of or reduce the appearance of stretch marks, however little or no real statistics is available to support these claims.
Generally, these natural stretch mark removal products work best for treating fresh stretch marks and merely helping to fade stretch marks faster.
Benefits of Removing Stretch Marks Naturally
Herbal stretch mark elimination products, together with striae stretch mark elimination cream, are generally much less high-priced than those which involve cosmetic dermatology methods.
The products used are easy to buy both online and from skin care retailers. Because they’re non-surgical, there is no need to visit a clinic or spa, and the more reputable brands are usually very safe.
Dangers of Removing Stretch Marks Naturally
There are various potential dangers associated with natural stretch mark removal. Because of the wide range of topical products that declare to heal stretch marks, every product is subjected to little regulatory oversight.
This means that a number of the less legit stress mark treatment products are largely or definitely useless. Worse still, it’s far viable that some of them may contain substances that truly pose a health risk to users.
Additionally, the cost of using a variety of ineffective natural alternatives can be quite close to the cost of a single dependable professional treatment.
Laser stretch mark elimination
A laser stretch mark removal process involves using a beam of light to remove thin layers of skin around the stretch marks. The excimer laser is uniquely effective for this procedure.
Instead of the traditional laser treatment which involves cutting or burning the affected skin areas, the excimer laser makes use of high-strength ultraviolet laser light to disrupt the molecular bonds inside the skin tissue, which causes the skin tissue to fall apart in a process called ablation.
After completion of laser stretch mark treatment, the treated area will heal very fast, and new layers of healthful skin will appear. The stretch marks will disappear, and a renewed, healthful look will result.
Recuperation after Laser Stretch Mark Treatment
After the laser stretch mark removal treatment, the affected location might be red and tender. This is because layers of scarred skin had been removed and new skin is being grown.
From time to time, blistering and different signs and symptoms that resemble an ordinary burn injury can be present, however these are transient.
Most people will heal within a few days, but there are some cases when healing can be as long as a few weeks and these are mainly those that require a more extensive therapy.
How Effective is Laser Stretch Mark Treatment?
In most cases, laser stretch mark elimination is quite effective. As with any other approach, the effectiveness of the treatment is very dependent on the prevalence and age of the stretch marks in each case – older and more serious stretch marks are extra difficult to deal with.
Patients often need as many as 10 treatment sessions to completely get rid of stretch marks. In some very severe instances, even a series of laser treatments may just simply reduce the visibility of stretch marks and not able to remove stretch marks completely. Every case is not the same.
Advantages of Laser Stretch Mark Treatment
Laser stretch mark treatment is highly effective and enjoys a high rate of patient satisfaction. It’s also extremely secure; The excimer laser is quite safe and is precisely controlled exactly controlled, which lower the risk of injury.
Laser stretch mark treatment is less invasive than surgical body sculpting procedures including tummy tucks, with shorter recovery time, lower fee, and fewer complications.
Risks of Laser Stretch Mark Treatment
As with every medical procedure, laser stretch mark elimination isn’t completely risk-free. Due to the fact the laser has the ability to ablate the skin, there is a risk that a mishandled laser could cause some superficial damage to the skin. Because of this, you should carefully choose your cosmetic dermatologist.
There are always the dangers that significantly entrenched stretch marks may not be completely removed with laser treatment. Other risks involve blistering and negative reactions to the treatment, however these complications are transient and not threatening to life.
Surgical stretch mark removal is the most effective alternative for the entire and everlasting elimination of stretch marks. Different treatments, such as laser stretch mark removal and natural stretch mark removal treatments, can fade stretch marks and lessen their prominence but cannot totally eliminate them.
Whilst posing little health risk, stretch marks continue to cause anxiety and insecurity to many people. If patients want to totally get rid of stretch marks as opposed to just camouflaging them, then surgical stretch mark treatment remains the simplest feasible method.
Areas of the body that can be treated by Surgical Stretch Mark Removal
Abdominoplasty, more usually called a “tummy tuck,” is currently the best effective surgery for stretch mark elimination. The tummy tuck tightens abdominal muscular tissues and eliminates extra skin in the mid to lower belly region.
All stretch marks underneath the naval are remove together with the extra skin. Presently, there aren’t any surgical treatment for stretch mark elimination on other areas of the body.
Due to this drawback, surgical stretch mark removal is only done on patients that qualify for the stomach tuck system. Those who are eligible for tummy tuck surgical treatment includes sufferers that are in proper health that don’t smoke and have excess skin at the belly.
Cost for Surgical Stretch Mark Treatment
The price of surgical stretch mark removal varies widely depending on the technique that are being used and the severity of the scars in question.
Natural techniques such as lotions and lotions are normally the cheapest and least involved, however also the least powerful.
Surgical treatment for stretch marks usually is very expensive and can be as costly as repeated laser stretch mark treatment. You should seek advice from your cosmetic dermatology specialist in order to make an informed decision.
Other stretch mark removal remedies
Cosmetic dermatologists offer a wide range of non-surgical options for treating stretch marks. Popular and effective options consist of chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and blue light therapy. Those are top options for patients who want to avoid surgical treatment, and they’re usually less pricey than laser stretch mark removal.
Like any non-surgical stretch mark remedies, those alternatives work best on more recent scars. For people who have stretch marks that are quite old, they may need the usage of surgical techniques for total removal.
Chemical peels are normally used at the face to treat wrinkles and age spots, but they may be used on other areas of the body for stretch mark removal.
When using chemical peel, a chemical solution is applied on the skin using a sponge, cotton pad, cotton swab, or brush. The types and strengths of the chemical in the solution is very dependent on the patient’s needs.
The chemicals essentially peel off the top layers of dead damaged skin in order to promote new skin production. Sufferers may experience a stinging or burning sensation during treatment.
The skin restoration period will be very dependent on the patient’s skin type and the power of the chemical substances administered, and the number of treatments that may be necessary in order to get the most beneficial results.
You must be aware that a chemical peel does not eliminate stretch marks absolutely; but, they can help to fade the appearance of stretch marks, and patients will emerge with smoother, healthier, more youthful looking skin.
Both microdermabrasion and chemical peels help to fade the appearance of stretch marks through removing the skin’s top layers. Chemical peels reap this purpose by way of the usage of chemicals to “burn” the top layer of the skin. Microdermabrasion uses a fine crystal spray to “blast” the outermost layers of skin.
Dead skin cells are eliminated and will be replaced by new, healthy skin cells. These new skin cells will produce more collagen and elastin, two crucial components of smooth, younger looking skin.
Microdermabrasion is a painless technique that can be done under less than an hour and involves little recovery time. An additional five to twelve treatment sessions are required in order to reap the most benefit from this treatment.
Again, you must be aware that, despite the ability of microdermabrasion in helping to improve the appearance of scars, it isn’t always an effective method for complete stretch mark removal.
Blue mild therapy
Even though blue mild therapy is widely used for acne treatment, it can sometimes be used to enhance the appearance of stretch marks.
Blue light therapy requires applying a photosensitive gel to the skin, and then exposed the gel to bursts of light energy.
While complete stretch mark removal is not possible, patients may see some improvement in the appearance of stretch marks, especially those most recent ones.
Consult a stretch mark removal professional in your location
Because stretch mark removal is custom designed to the person who have stretch marks, consulting a beauty dermatologist that specialize in removal of stretch mark is the great way to get information on your specific case.
Use the doc-shop listings to discover a stretch mark removal professional near you.
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This post will talk about everything you need to know in trying to look for ways to remove stretch marks. The most expensive ways to remove stretch marks is not necessarily the most effective. Some methods to remove stretch marks will work better than others, depending on individuals.
Stretch marks — they’re just not only related to pregnancies. In case you or a someone has gained weight, then you definitely have likely seen them develop first-hand.
Stretch marks can come as a result of packing on extra fats, or even losing it quick. As a result, your skin simply breaks down and stretches, leaving streaky scars that can be red, purple or white in color.
They’re unsightly, annoying, and alas, hard to cope with.
One thing about stretch marks is that they sneak up on you. You don’t clearly see them happening — within the equal manner that you don’t see yourself turning into obese.
But after a period of time and due to not paying attention, you can see stretch marks appearing on your skin. This can be due to you can’t kick your sugar habit, or simply don’t exercise enough. Due to the lack of care for your body, stretch marks appear.
And stretch marks are just one of these visible results from the lack of care for your body. Most likely, if you’re seeing stretch marks, you’re experiencing a host of other problems due to weight gain or loss.
So, you need to make an effort in controlling the bad habits first before you bother about the cosmetic issues related to stretch marks.
But if you’re ready to tackle those stretch marks and attempt to repair your body to its former glory, the question is that this: what precisely are you able to do to remove stretch marks?
Trying to remove stretch marks isn’t as easy as you might have hoped. In truth, there’s no assure which you’ll ever be able to completely remove stretch marks. As just mentioned, the marks themselves are basically scars, and scar tissue is notoriously hard to conceal or make disappear.
However, that doesn’t imply there isn’t any ways to remove stretch marks. There are options at the table, ranging from surgical, to a collection of topical remedies.
In truth, there’s studies that points to androgens, estrogen, and glucocorticoids being the essential substances that are needed for concealing scar tissue.
But the surgical method to remove stretch marks — going under the knife is one of the greater popular remedy options nowadays, and it’s becoming even easier to do now that we are able to use lasers.
Even Kim Kardashian has gone through laser treatments to remove stretch marks, as an example to show how ubiquitous this treatment has come to be.
But surgical treatments are expensive, and there are many issues that each you and surgical experts need to address first you could even get the go-ahead. Even then, there’s no guarantee that this will work to remove stretch marks absolutely.
There are various easily accessible alternatives to remove stretch marks. Those typically take the shape of topical creams, which can be apply directly on the skin, like creams or moisturizers.
For the thrifty amongst us, the costs of those merchandise can fast add up, and relying on how long or how many you plan to use to remove stretch marks, your charges can also even eclipse a surgical remedy.
So, in case you want to proceed and opt for topical treatments, the first thing is to make sure you drink enough of plain water. The more hydrated your body is, the greater is the elasticity of your skin. This make a great difference in preventing marks from getting worse. After that, you’ll need to moisturize your trouble regions with lotion, and always use sunscreen.
These are the first steps towards prevention of stretch marks. In addition, you could try bio oil multiuse skin care oil, which usually gets positive feedbacks for being effective in helping to remove stretch marks. There are comparable options you could try as well. Even coconut oil has been hailed as a powerful treatment.
You can even try your very own serums, using powerful ingredients like tretinoin.
Whichever methods you choose to remove stretch marks; you’ll be better off with coming to accept the reality that those marks are possibly with you for life.
If you can accept that reality, and even wear them as a kind of badge of honor (perhaps a reminder of your former overweight self, and how you overcame obesity?) you’ll be a good deal happier in the long run. For most people, stretch marks are never going to go away, or be fully indistinguishable.
Some remedies to remove stretch marks will work better than others, depending on individuals.
Again, you need to realize that even if you spend a lot of money to look for ways to completely remove stretch marks — there’s still a possibility that you may not get the result you hope for.
By Justin E King, author of the Erase Your Stretch Marks program. This program will teach you the natural ways to treat your stretch marks, how to minimize them, how to get rid of them by using some homemade cream recipes and nutritional guidelines. For more information about this program, CLICK HERE to Find Out How to Remove Stretch Marks.
In this post, I will discuss about how best to treat stretch marks after weight loss. You can find here 8 ways you can consider to treat stretch marks after weight loss and reduce their appearance. You can also watch a video clip below on how to get rid of stretch marks and loose skin after weight loss.
At last, you manage to lose weight. You must be pleased with yourself and flaunt your new body. Instead, you cover your body up, due to the fact you are deeply aware of your stretch marks after weight loss. It is time to cast off the stretch marks like you got rid of the weight.
Don’t hide your lovely self underneath layers of garb. Though it may be difficult to get rid of stretch marks after weight loss absolutely, but there are approaches to lessen the appearance of them. Right here is how to reduce stretch marks after weight loss.
Stretch marks are traces of lines that can be seen on your skin surface. They normally seem on your stomach, facets and decrease backs, and thighs. Basically, a stretch mark is a scar that consequences out of your pores and skin being stretch by fat storage.
In case you get pregnant or are overweight, your body will produce stretch marks to accommodate the rapid increase in weight. Stretch marks can be both brown or purple.
You can easily decipher them from a person’s natural skin colour. When you have stretch marks, you will try to hide them because you find them unsightly and do your high-quality to cover them up.
In case you try one or extra of these stretch mark remedies, you could fade the appearance of your stretch marks after weight loss.
How to get rid stretch marks after weight loss effectively?
There are several methods you may deal with stretch marks. The earlier you deal with them the better. If left untreated, your stretch marks can get worse. However, you can cause them to get lighter with remedy. Here are some natural approaches you can lighten up stretch mark scars.
Drink water to eliminate stretch marks after weight loss
The exceptional way to eliminate stretch marks after weight loss is to attack them from within. If you drink 8 to 10 glasses of water a day, you will reduce the appearance of the stretch mark. In this way you can help to reduce the prominence of stretch marks on your skin. Reduce the impact of stretch marks with water.
Creams & moisturizers to treat stretch marks after weight loss
You can apply creams and moisturizers on the skin that are engineered to improve skin elasticity. Lotions and creams can be used to treat both new and old stretch marks.
One of the best options for creams is Retin A. It is a retinoic acid cream that really works for new stretch marks. It will work to reduce the appearance of stretch marks.
You may apply the cream on your skin as you shed pounds. But, if you are pregnant or nursing, you must consult your health practitioner before you use this cream.
Oils to Treat Stretch Marks After Weight Loss
Lavender and rose oils can be used to naturally reduce the appearance of stretch marks after weight loss.
Egg Whites to Treat Stretch Marks After Weight Loss
This could sound quite messy, but using egg whites to treat your stretch marks can help. You need to use the egg whites, 3 times a day until your stretch marks begin to fade.
Potato Juice to Treat Stretch Marks After Weight Loss
The juice from potatoes is full of mineral and vitamins that help repair skin cells. You need to slice a potato and rub it at the affected place. The prominence of the stretch marks will reduce.
Lemon Juice to Treat Stretch Marks After Weight Loss
Lemon juice is a natural acid that can help to bleach your stretch marks. The procedure is simple. Rub lemon juice in circular motions on your stretch marks. Allow it stay on there for ten minutes before your rinse it off.
Shea Butter and Cocoa Butter to Treat Stretch Marks After Weight Loss
You can also apply these butters on your skin. The butters can help to moisturize your skin and reduce the appearance of your stretch marks.
Laser Treatment to Treat Stretch Marks After Weight Loss
If all else fails, you can get laser remedy to do away with stretch marks. However, this should be the last resort, and only to be used for stubborn stretch marks.
This expensive treatment takes place over several visits on your dermatologist. However, it is the most effective method to reduce stretch marks after weight loss.
Whichever method you choose to treat stretch marks after weight loss, you have to put in an effort. Laser remedy is not a one-size-fit-all method of treating stretch marks.
It takes time to lessen the appearance of stretch marks. You need to be diligent. As soon as they are gone, do not be shy. Show off your new body. You deserve it!
By Justin E King, author of the Erase Your Stretch Marks program. This program will teach you the natural ways to treat your stretch marks, how to minimize them, how to get rid of them by using some homemade cream recipes and nutritional guidelines. For more information about this program, CLICK HERE to Find Out How to Treat Stretch Marks After Weight Loss.
Women’s bodies go through many physical changes during pregnancy, the majority which are out of their control.
Stretch marks during pregnancy are a natural result of a woman’s skin stretching as she develops further in her pregnancy.
While the end result of giving birth is undoubtedly worth it, understanding how they can be prevented and treated will be welcomed.
Statistically, women getting stretch marks during pregnancy is relatively high with around 70% to 90% of women suffering from them in some way, according to the NHS.
We chatted to dermatologists and doctors specialising in skin health to find out more.
Why causes women to get stretch marks during pregnancy?
“Stretch marks develop when the collagen in the skin is stretched beyond its elastic limit,” Dr Justine Hextall, consultant dermatologist, at The Harley Medical Group told HuffPost UK Parents.
“This causes fissuring which appears as stretch marks in our skin.”
During the latter stages of pregnancy specifically when the baby is rapidly growing, a woman’s skin cells rupture due to being pulled apart so much.
When the cells rupture they will also leave scarring – the stretch mark.
Better Births midwife Rachel Scanlon from The Royal College of Midwives said it also may be a result of your genes.
“Some women have a genetic disposition to stretch marks, so if your mum had them you might be more likely to have them.”
Dr Hextall agreed, adding: “There are some women who may just have more elastic skin and can sail through growth spurts and pregnancies with perfect skin, others are not so lucky.
How can I prevent getting stretch marks during pregnancy?
Before noticing stretch marks have developed, there are a number of things women can do to prevent them.
No single thing will always work, so understanding how you can look after your skin as early as possible will be an advantage.
Dr. Erich Schulte, founder of QMS Medicosmetics said an effective method to prevent stretch marks during pregnancy is a combination of regular exercise and healthy nutrition.
Maintaining a healthy weight will minimise any rapid weight gain that could contribute towards excessive stretching of the skin.
He told HuffPost UK Parents: “Boost your routine with supplements ideally containing Vitamins E and C (like Intravital Plus) and make sure you choose skincare products that will strengthen the collagen and elastin fibres in your skin tissue before you’re further along in your pregnancy.”
Dr. Kishan Raichuram, skin health expert at IGDP, said another way to prevent stretch marks during pregnancy is through keeping your skin as healthy and hydrated as possible.
“While it’s impossible to entirely prevent them, pregnant women can improve skin condition to hopefully reduce the chances by keep the area well moisturised and nourished,” he said.
Dr. Schulte agreed, adding that preparing your skin as soon as you know you are pregnant will help strengthen it.
He explained: “This will make your less prone to damage and injury to the tissue. It will also help restore the skin post-pregnancy.
“Exfoliation is a key benefit as that continues to stimulate the cell turnover and works well in conjunction with body-firming creams.
“Also don’t stop the skin care routine once you have given birth as the skin still needs the support.”
What should women do if they notice stretch marks during pregnancy?
Firstly, don’t panic – finding stretch marks on your stomach does not mean they will stay there forever.
The wider, red, dipped scarring will improve significantly and over time, they are likely to become less pigmented and silverier in colour.
“If stretch marks do develop try to prevent too much sun exposure to the area as they can pigment and take longer to fade,” explained Dr Hextall.
“Massaging the skin with bio-oil or silica gel may well reduce the redness and improve the appearance.
“I like Bio-oil as it is very accessible for patients and enables them to be pro-active in treating their stretch marks. I suggest massaging oil into the skin.
“Soon the redness of new stretch marks fades and they appear silvery and as such are much less noticeable.
“Topical silica gels are also good at reducing redness in all scars.”
For pregnant women, Bio oil is recommended to be massaged in a circular motion into the stretch marks, twice daily.
It should be applied from the start of the second trimester to areas that are prone to stretch marks such as the abdomen, breasts, lower back, hips, buttocks and thighs.
Midwife Scanlon agreed that moisturising and massaging your stretch marks will be beneficial, as well as keeping hydrated.
“Drinking lots of water will keep your skin more elastic,” she said.
Are there any treatments to get rid of stretch marks post-pregnancy?
There are more invasive techniques women can try with a higher chance of removing stretch marks.
Dr Hextall said The Harley Medical Group’s Dermaroller involves ‘micro-needling’ to stimulate the skin and regenerate naturally and safely.
Also referred to as ‘Collagen Induction Therapy’, this treatment introduces fine needles to the skin to create microscopic channels.
The skin is encouraged to produce new collagen which will generate new skin cells. The skin then becomes thicker and plumper reducing any marks.
She explained: “Another treatment includes bipolar radio frequency which also helps to stimulate new collagen.
“This also has the effect of plumping and tightening the skin which lessens the appearance of stretch marks.”
This treatment delivers targeted heat to the dermis [the lower or inner layer of the two main layers of cells that make up the skin]. The energy is delivered beneath the surface of the stretch mark, stimulating the body’s natural healing response and maximising collagen production.
Dr. Raichura agreed micro-needling is helpful in lessening the appearance of stretch marks.
He said: “It can be very effective but of course the result varies with individual cases and relies totally on the ‘natural’ healing processes of the body.
“Other treatments include formulations of Vitamin A which are improve surface texture and pigmentation, and can be combined with skin peels to enhance the result further.
“Laser resurfacing, dermabrasion and even surgery (in extreme cases) are also options for treating stretch marks.”
Dr Hextall said her main advice would be for women not to worry if they notice them.
“Relax, you are not alone!” she said. “Around 80% of women develop stretch marks in pregnancy, the appearance will improve naturally over time, it’s amazing how our bodies and specifically our skin will bounce back.
“Try to enjoy your pregnancy and look forward to your new baby, that’s the most important thing.”
By Justin E King, author of the Erase Your Stretch Marks program. This program will teach you the natural ways to treat your stretch marks, how to minimize them, how to get rid of them by using some homemade cream recipes and nutritional guidelines. For more information about this program, CLICK HERE to Find Out How to Treat Stretch Marks During Pregnancy.
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What are stretch marks?
Stretch marks are small, depressed streaks on the skin that appear most customarily on the stomach in the later stages of pregnancy whilst the belly is unexpectedly increasing to deal with a growing baby. Some women additionally get them on their buttocks, thighs, hips, and breasts.
Stretch marks are as a result of modifications inside the elastic supportive tissue that lies just under the skin. They start out crimson, reddish brown, crimson, or darkish brown, depending for your skin coloration. They later fade, even though they never completely disappear.
How do I Know if I am more likely to get stretch marks in pregnancy?
It’s tough to expect. At the least half of pregnant girls get stretch marks, but nobody can know with certainty who’s going to get them and who might not. But, there are some factors that raise your probabilities of getting stretch marks in pregnancy.
Studies suggests that genetics do play a role: in case your mom or sister developed stretch marks at some stage in their pregnancy, you are much more likely to get them, too.
In addition, the greater your skin has to extend all through pregnancy and the extra speedy it happens, the more likely you’re to broaden stretch marks. For that reason, you are more likely to get stretch marks in pregnancy if:
you gain weight rapidly.
You’re sporting multiples.
You are carrying a big infant.
You have extra amniotic fluid.
What am I able to do to prevent getting stretch marks in pregnancy?
Lamentably, there isn’t always plenty you could do. Gaining no greater than the advocated quantity of weight — in maximum instances, 25 to 35 kilos — and gaining it slowly may also reduce your possibilities of having stretch marks in pregnancy.
There is no evidence that any of the creams, salves, and oils that claim to prevent stretch marks actually works. (maintaining your stomach properly moisturized as it gets bigger can also reduce itching, even though.)
Do stretch marks in pregnancy eventually fade away?
The coolest information is that extend marks generally end up substantially less visible approximately six to twelve months after childbirth. The pigmentation fades and they commonly emerge as lighter than the surrounding skin, but their texture will stay the equal.
Is there something I can do to remove stretch marks after pregnancy?
You may not be capable of getting rid of stretch marks altogether, however in case your stretch marks nevertheless trouble you after your pregnancy, communicate to a dermatologist approximately methods to reduce the appearance of stretch marks. There are a variety of treatment alternatives for stretch marks after pregnancy.
Topical medicines along with tretinoin (Retin-A) and glycolic acid may also assist. (notice: Retin-A isn’t safe to use at some stage for stretch marks in pregnancy and there’s no reliable records about its effect on the amount of breast milk excreted or its impact on a nursing infant, so it’s excellent avoided for breastfeeding mums.)
There is some evidence that laser treatments can assist to restore the skin’s elasticity and also fade the appearance of stretch marks.
Be aware that the arrival of stretch marks in pregnancy is considered a beauty issue, so insurance in all likelihood might not cover the fee of dermatology appointments, medicines, and techniques.
By Justin E King, author of the Erase Your Stretch Marks program. This program will teach you the natural ways to treat your stretch marks, how to minimize them, how to get rid of them by using some homemade cream recipes and nutritional guidelines. For more information about this program, CLICK HERE to Find Out How to Treat Stretch Marks in Pregnancy.
Pregnancy and weight gain are the two major causes of stretch marks. When your skin is stretched to its maximum capacity, its elastic fibers and collagen breaks down and the ruptured middle layer tissue can then be seen through the thinned outer layer of skin.
Most women develop stretch marks at some point in her life. Some women have a family disposition to develop stretch marks, whereas others do not develop them at all.
What Causes Stretch Marks?
There are various other causes of stretch marks:
They may occur on the body of both men and women, if they have a problem with obesity.
Sometimes stretch marks develop due to hormonal and genetic problems.
Boys and girls develop stretch marks in their teen years, because of the skin stretching on their bodies in the process of growth.
Sometimes they are caused by the intake of chemical-based medicines used to combat long term diseases.
Deficiency in essential minerals and vitamins also leads to stretch marks. So proper and regular food is required.
What are the Home Remedies for Stretch Marks?
In treating such problems, nothing is as safe and beneficial as a good home remedy. Similarly, in the case of stretch marks, taking to home remedies is the best way to get rid of them.
But during pregnancy, it is very necessary to go with what doctors advise. Some of the solutions are provided below:
Home Remedies for Stretch Marks Tip #1 – Olive Oil
Gentle rubbing of warm olive oil on the abdomen and hips betters one’s blood circulation and helps reduce stretch marks to a great degree.
Home Remedies for Stretch Marks Tip #2 – Carrier Oil + Essential Oil
Prepare a mixture by adding one ounce of carrier oil (try avocado, sweet almond or jojoba, they are the best) with seven drops of lavender and five drops of chamomile. Apply on the affected areas. This is one of the most important home remedies for stretch marks.
Home Remedies for Stretch Marks Tip #3 – Oil Massage
Massage using calendula oil on the affected parts works a lot towards minimising stretch marks, because this oil is known for its medicinal property. Even lavender oil, which is known for its aromatic herbal quality, errand (castor oil), flaxseed oil and cod liver oil can be used to treat the problem.
Home Remedies for Stretch Marks Tip #4 – Cocoa Butter + Elastin Cream
Apply cocoa butter and/or elastin cream all over the body. These are very good for stretch marks.
Home Remedies for Stretch Marks Tip #5 – Almond Oil + Lavender Oil + Chamomile Oil
Another popular remedy in this category is the mixture of a little badaam (almond) oil, lavender oil and half a teaspoon chamomile oil. It is said to be the most effective treatment.
Home Remedies for Stretch Marks Tip #6 – Wheat Germ Oil + Calendula Oil
An herbal solution can also be made by mixing one tablespoon wheat germ oil and one tablespoon calendula oil. Regular application of this mixture on abdomen, hips, and breast regions works great, particularly on stretch marks caused due to pregnancy or weight gain.
Home Remedies for Stretch Marks Tip #7 – Lemon Juice
Lemon Juice- Lemon juice is naturally acidic and has bleaching properties too, thus, making this one of the most effective home remedies to heal and reduce stretch marks.
Take some fresh lemon juice and rub it on your stretch marks in circular motions. Wait for 10 minutes so that the juice will soak into your skin before you rinse it off. Repeat this routine a few times to see better results.
Home Remedies for Stretch Marks Tip #8 – Aloe Vera + Vitamin E Oil
Aloe Vera – Stretch marks on the skin indicate that the skin has lost its natural elasticity. Since, aloe vera contains healing and soothing properties it heals small tears in the skin’s layer and thus helps regain lost elasticity, making it a good remedy for treating stretch marks.
You could also directly rub some fresh aloe vera gel to the affected area or you can combine this with vitamin E oil.
Home Remedies for Stretch Marks Tip #9 – Egg White
Egg white – Egg whites contain amino acids and proteins that have been known to cure stretch marks. Whip together the whites of two eggs until they form soft peaks.
Then use a brush or sponge to apply the whipped egg white onto the stretch marks and allow it to dry completely. You can then rinse it off with cold water and apply some olive oil to moisturise that area.
Home Remedies for Stretch Marks Tip #10 – Castor Oil
Castor oil – In many parts of India, mothers are given an oil massage after child birth. This is then followed by a hot water bath. This traditional custom has been used by many modern day facilities to help a woman get rid of stretch marks.
Castor oil has moisturising properties, which helps smoothen out the wrinkles. Therefore, an oil massage followed by a hot water bath can get rid of stretch marks.
Home Remedies for Stretch Marks Tip #11 – Drink Enough Water
It is advised to maintain sufficient levels of water in body to avert any problems of dry skin. Good, hydrated skin results in regular detoxification of skin pores and restores elasticity, which will further aid in diminishing the markings. It is advised to drink 1-2 glasses of water several times during day.
Home Remedies for Stretch Marks Tip #12 – Vitamin-Rich Diet
The adequate and uninterrupted supply of nutrition to the body is of great eminence. It is recommended to include ample vitamins A, C and E in the diet chart.
These vitamins endow skin with optimum elasticity and at the same time provide nutrients for skincare. Fresh fruit, vegetables, almonds, fish and eggs are some example of vitamin-rich food items.
How to Reduce the Appearance of Stretch Marks?
Apart from the above remedies, exercise is one of the best recourses for reducing the appearance of stretch marks because the firming of the body tightens the skin and promotes better elasticity.
Because stretch marks usually develop in the areas like the thighs, abdomen, hips, and arms, here are some exercises to help you firm these areas:
To firm your buttocks and hips, lie flat on your back and relax. Now lift one leg and create a 90-degree angle until you feel a certain pull on your buttocks. Repeat with the other leg, slowly adding to the pace and to the strain on the hips, thighs and buttocks.
To firm your thighs, sit on a chair and put your hands down at your sides to hold onto the chair. Now swing your legs up and down.
To firm your stomach, you can perform abdominal crunches. Lie flat on your back and bend your knees with feet flat on the floor and hands on the sides of your head. Now contract your abs and lift your upper body slightly off the floor.
To firm your bottom, lie face-down on the floor with your arms on the side. Raise your right leg first then down, and then do the same with the other leg. You don’t have to raise your leg too high; three to six inches off the floor will suffice.
The goal for all the exercises is to do twenty lifts for each exercise, three times a week.
If a home remedy is used properly, in addition to the intake of nutritious food on time and drinking of enough water every day, one can easily get rid of the stretch mark problem.
By Justin E King, author of the Erase Your Stretch Marks program. This program will teach you the natural ways to treat your stretch marks, how to minimize them, how to get rid of them by using some homemade cream recipes and nutritional guidelines. For more information about this program, CLICK HERE to Get Access to Home Remedies for Stretch Marks.
Rapid weight gains or growth of any kind stretches the skin and challenges its elasticity… Whenever this takes place, stretch marks usually result. They’re lines on the skin’s surface that most often appear near the abdomen. Although they can also occur in other areas such as the buttocks, chest, upper arms, and legs.
When many people think of stretch marks they immediate associate them with pregnancy, but other factors could be involved: genetics, sudden weight loss, rapid growth, and even stress.
While in and of themselves, they’re not harmful, they can cause people to become self-conscious and produce low self-esteem. These small scars on the epidermis appear when the collagen is compromised, from the stress created from stretching the skin. In this process the production of collagen is interrupted, and the result is an annoying mark.
At first it could look red, but after some time a light colored line forms and creates the stretch mark. So, is there anything you can do to get rid of them if you suffer from stretch marks?
White sugar is a great way to rid yourself of stretch marks. Used as an exfoliant, it helps remove these unpleasant lines. Just mix a tablespoon of sugar with a few drops of lemon juice and almond oil. Whisk it well and apply it directly to the affected areas. Massage the mixture every day for a few minutes before bathing. You’ll notice a significant improvement after about a month.
Remove Stretch Marks Fast Tip #2 – Aloe Vera
Widely used for several skin issues, aloe vera is very effective. By soothing and moisturizing the skin, it helps remove stretch marks. Simply rub aloe vera on your stretch marks, and let it sit for fifteen minutes. Then, rinse it off with warm water.
Remove Stretch Marks Fast Tip #3 – Castor Oil
Castor oil also works on other skin issues like pimples, wrinkles, and age spots. Try it on stretch marks. Rub some castor oil on the stretch marks—massaging in a circular motion for a few minutes.
Then take a thin, cotton cloth and heating pad. Wrap the area with the cloth and apply heat for thirty minutes. Do this every day for a month as you watch your stretch marks disappear.
Remove Stretch Marks Fast Tip #4 – Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Rich in antioxidants and other important nutrients like omega-3 fats, it can also help repair damaged skin. Warm up a little extra-virgin olive oil and massage into your stretch marks.
Not only will it help remove the stretch mark, but it will also improve circulation to the affected area. Allow it to stay on the skin for thirty minutes so all of the vitamins can be soaked into your skin.
Remove Stretch Marks Fast Tip #5 – Lemon Juice
A powerful cleaning agent with its high acid content, lemon juice is also good for stretch marks. It can work wonders on acne and other scars too. Massage some lemon juice onto the scarred skin using circular motions. After about ten minutes, wash it off with warm water.
By Justin E King, author of the Erase Your Stretch Marks program. This program will teach you the natural ways to treat your stretch marks, how to minimize them, how to get rid of them by using some homemade cream recipes and nutritional guidelines. For more information about this program, CLICK HERE to Learn How to Remove Stretch Marks.