What are stretch marks?
Stretch marks are visible lines with an off-hue color on the skin. Stretch marks will generally occur on the abdominal wall, but can also come over the upper arms, thighs, breasts and buttocks. Sometimes they may cover larger areas of the skin.
Reasons for the occurrence of stretch marks:
Pregnancy is the main cause behind the occurrence of stretch marks; other reasons can be stress, rapid growth, sudden loss or gain in weight, hereditary factors and changes in physical conditions.
How stretch Marks will occur?
Skin consists of three main layers outer, middle and inner layers. The outer layer is Epidermis, middle layer is Dermis and the inner layer is Hypodermic or Subcutaneous. The stretch marks will occur in the middle layer of the skin, when the connective tissue gets stretched because of compression of or skin rapid expansion. As the skin gets stretched the collagen is weakened and the normal production of cycle is disrupted and damaged which result in fine scars under the top layer of the skin. Initially the marks will look red or pink, but later a thin silvery line appears on the surface known as stretch mark.
Natural oils to get rid of stretch marks:
Stretch marks might make you feel low and uncomfortable. For treating treat these stubborn scars, natural oils are great. Here are the essential oils which help you to get rid of stretch marks.
Olive oil will help the skin to get rid of the stretch marks. Apply olive oil on the area regarding stretch marks and massage it for 10-15 minutes in a day. It cures the dark marks and moisturizes, which avoids the occurrence of dryness in that area.
Castor oil is authentic to treat a number of skin conditions such as sagging skin, wrinkles, acnes and fine lines. It is the best remedy for removing stretch marks. Mix a tablespoon of castor oil with 2 tablespoons of almond oil. Massage over the affected area with this mixture. Leave it for 15 minutes till the oil gets absorbed into the skin. Repeat the process for 2-3 times a day till 2 weeks to get rid of stretch marks.
Mix rosemary oil wit with almond oil in equal amounts. Apply it on the stretch marks and massage it for 15 minutes or more and leave it. Repeat the process till you notice the change. It helps to tighten the saggy skin.
Helychrysum oil comes from silver green aromatic leaves of a evergreen plant. It is also known as everlasting oil. Oil has many therapeutic properties like astringent, anti-inflammatory, antisapasmodic, analgesic and diuretic. It removes stretch marks and is an essential oil which helps in improving the blood circulation and recovers from skin damage.
Rosehip oil is extracted from the seed of thorny rose bush’s fruit. The oil is high in fatty acids and is a great source of Vitamins and anti-oxidants. Rosehip has a form of Vitamin A which is similar to the Retina and Vitamin A. It is used in each anti aging product available in the market. It is gentle on the skin and will make the skin feel free to lube up and massage away the visible stretch marks.
Mix 5-6 drops of Lavender oil with 2-3 drops of olive oil and massage on the affected area for 20 minutes in a day. Try out this remedy regularly to notice the difference.
Sage Oil is taken from a perennial plant. Oil is extracted from the dried leaves of the plant by stream purification. Sage Oil is the most effective oil for pregnant women. The oil has antibacterial emmenogogue. It helps to stimulate the blood flow. Splash few drops of this oil in warm bath. It is used to massage the stretch marks away after pregnancy.
Almond Oil is well known for its many beauty benefits. It helps to reduce the stretch marks after pregnancy. Mix almond oil with wheat germ oil and olive oil. Apply this mixture on the stretch marks and massage for few minutes and leave it for whole night.
Another oil to reduce stretch marks is by applying jojoba oil. Mix Jojoba Oil with lavender patchouli oils in 1:2:3 ratio and massage it on the stretch mark prone area to lighten them.
Wheat germ Oil:
Mix wheat germ oil and rose oil in equal amounts and apply on the stretch marks prone area. Repeat it twice a week to get best results.
Apricot oil prevents the occurrence of stretch marks. This oil helps to tighten the texture of skin and will regulate the elasticity levels.
Natural oil which works like apricot oil is sesame oil. It tightens and lightens the dark skin. Take a small amount of oil and massage it for 10-15 minutes. Try out this process for 3-4 times a week for best results.