Stretchmarks & Scars
It is safe to say that no one like the appearance of scars and stretch marks on their body. Stretch marks are long, narrow stripes or streaks that appear on the thighs, breasts, abdomen and buttock. This is the result of excessive stretching of the skin caused by pregnancy, obesity, and puberty.
Scars are permanent (or semi-permanent) and visible marks that appears on the skin after a wound has been healed. There are some surgical processes that can remove the appearance of scars and stretch marks, but many people are afraid of the risks that result from the surgical processes.
Luckily, we provide some tips below that doesn’t involve going under the knife. Natural oils and butters are among the effective alternative to get rid of stretch marks and scars. These natural ingredients possesses the ability to slow down skin aging, hydrate the skin and improve skin flexibility.
Cocoa butter is one of the best cures for stretch marks due to it been an excellent skin moisturizer plus it is a great source of natural anti-oxidants that helps eliminate skin dryness and peeling.
Vitamin E is known for its anti-oxidants properties that help slow down skin aging and regenerate the skin. It is also used to limit the appearance of scars and stretch marks. Combining vitamin E with cocoa butter ( at a 100 percent pure rate) is the best cure for stretch marks according to a general believe.
This particular oil comes with a very sweet fragrance and is extracted from bitter orange tree blossoms. It helps to lighten the skin, fixes sagging skin and removes the appearance of stretch marks and scars.
According to a research published in 2008 by the Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition states Neroli oil possesses anti-oxidants properties that aid skin cell’s regeneration and improve skin appearance.
Patchouli oil is made from the young leaves of Pogostemon patchouli, which are left to dry and fermented before steam distillation. This oil helps to avoid ugly scar and enhance fast recovery of the skin. Patchouli oil moisturizes the skin and reduces stretch marks. In addition, Patchouli oil enhances the regeneration of tissue and the growth of skin cells.
Rosehip oil is extracted from the fruits or seeds of a thorny rose plus it contains a high quantity of fatty acids. It is a great source of vitamins and anti-oxidant. Rosehip helps to regenerate the skin and protect it from any form of damages.
To use Rosehip oil for scar and stretch mark removal, apply and massage it in a circular motion. Apply it twice daily and simply leave it on.
This liquid fat was extracted from olives. Olive helps to remove the appearance of stretch marks due to its powerful antioxidants and hydration properties. Applying it twice daily doesn’t prevent stretch marks on pregnant women according to a journal titled “Effects of olive oil on striae gravidarum in the second trimester of pregnancy.”
To remove any scar, simply mix 1-3 drops of your favorite oils from above with ½-1 teaspoon of coconut oil and gently apply it to your scar tissue daily.
Now that you are familiar with the natural ingredients for scars and stretch marks removal, you can include them in your own skin care regimen or recipes,and hopefully they help you get rid of any scars and stretch marks that already exist.
Best of luck 🙂