Stretch marks are normal during and after pregnancy and do not indicate any health issue.
Stretch marks are also known as striae and are formed when the skin shape is changed rapidly due to weight gain or body growth.
Women usually experience stretch marks during pregnancy and puberty in their life. Stretch marks usually fade away or become light colored.
Even though stretch marks cannot be removed completely; we can try few home remedies to make them fade away quickly. Check below the home remedies for pregnancy stretch marks.
Vitamin A, known as retinol helps in making the skin smoother and for young look. It is available in many over-the-counter topical cosmetic creams. Diet rich in Vitamin A can improve skins health and overall appearance. Vitamin A extract can be applied directly on the stretch marks. Retinoids helps to lighten stretch marks.
Aloe Vera is known for its many beauty and health benefits. It helps in healing many body marks including stretch marks. Apply fresh aloe vera gel on your stretch marks for 30 minutes before you take bath.
Coconut oil is available in hand in everyone’s house and is a remedy for everything. It helps to lighten the stretch marks and also for wound healing. Apply virgin coconut oil on stretch marks daily foe best results.
Hyaluronic acid stimulates the production of collagen that is required for the skin to be healthy and glowing. The amount of collagen reduces with age so by consuming hyaluronic acid collagen will be developed.
Make a sugar scrub and exfoliate the area. For making a scrub, mix one cup of sugar with quarter cup of almond oil or coconut oil. Mix them well and add some lemon juice and scrub the area with this mixture. Repeat the scrub for many times in a week for good results.