Home Remedies for Prevention of Stretch Marks

The products available commercially in the form of creams and ointments for the treatment of stretch marks can be obtained easily from any drug store at cheap rates. These fancy products make huge claims of getting rid of stretch marks completely but none of the scientific researches support these phony claims. That is the reason why people are more inclined to use home remedies for the treatment of stretch marks. Home remedies are not just natural and cheap but also very effective for the treatment of stretch marks. In addition to that, these remedies are also beneficial for our general well-being.

Water and Stretch Marks

Home Remedies for Prevention of Stretch MarksSkin is an elastic organ and when it loses its elasticity stretchmarks are formed. You can improve elasticity of the skin by consuming large amount of water. Especially when you are pregnant or going through the rapid growth phase such as puberty or if you are gaining weight abruptly, then drink lots of water. Pregnant women should also continue drinking adequate amount of water in their post-partum period. You should be drinking at least eight to ten glasses of water per day.


A lot of nutrients play a vital role in keeping the elasticity of skin intact. These nutrients are vitamin A, vitamin C , vitamin E, omega 3’s, silica and zinc etc. These nutrients enable our body to produce proteins like elastin and collagen which keep our skin healthy and radiant. Leafy green vegetables, liver, dairy products and tomatoes are abundant in vitamin C and vitamin K. Zinc and vitamin E can be obtained from nuts, seeds, papaya and avocado etc.

Make sure you keep your body fueled with these supplements to reduce stretch marks from your skin. You should also be eating adequate amount of protein daily.

Home Remedies for Prevention of Stretch MarksStretch When You Exercise

To prevent and diminish the stretch marks, you need to keep a healthy life style. You must exercise on a regular basis. Don’t forget to stretch before and after your workout. You can add exercises like flexibility and strength training to your work out regime. For example, you can try Pilates for the flexibility training. These exercise will not only help to tone your muscles but also tighten your skin up.

Scrub Your Stretch Marks Away

Exfoliation is crucial to keep your skin healthy and glowing. Especially when your skin is shrinking or stretching as in the case of stretch marks. Whenever, you take a bath use a loofah or a piece of cloth for exfoliation. Moisturize your skin with a soap and scrub the areas, that are prone to stretch marks, gently. You can make a homemade body scrub from granulated sugar. Try to avoid salt scrubs because they dry the skin out, thus worsening the problem even more.

D.I.Y. Oils for Stretch Marks

Essential oils are great for lightening stretch marks. Mix a quarter cup of Aloe vera gel, half cup of olive oil, two vitamin A capsules and four vitamin E capsules and blend it with the help of a blender. Now, apply this mixture directly on your stretch marks to lighten them. You can also add chamomile, avocado oil or lavender. Use it twice daily and keep it in the fridge in a container that is air tight.