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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Apply cocoa butter and/or elastin cream all over the body. These are very good for stretch marks.
  • 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.
  • Take 1/2 a cup virgin olive oil, 1/4 cup aloe vera gel, liquid from 6 capsules of Vitamin E, liquid from 4 capsules of Vitamin A. Mix all the ingredients together in a blender. After that, store the mixture in the refrigerator. Apply the oil externally all over the places where the stretch marks commonly appear (abdomen, hips, thighs and breasts).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

 

 

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