Home Remedies for Stretch Marks That Work Surprisingly

Fissures or striae distensia can appear wherever fat is stored, usually on the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, breasts, upper arms, or lower back, in boys and girls, men and women.

Stretch marks develop in about 90% of white-skinned pregnant women, and it gets a little better in fair-skinned women.

Your genetics play a role, so if your mom has bad stretch marks, you probably will too; such as your skin type, stress, poor diet, and sudden environmental change.

What causes stretch marks?

They occur during adolescence, pregnancy, the bulking phase of bodybuilding, obesity, intense physical activity, and Cushing’s disease. Oral steroids that are applied deeper into the skin when covered with plastic wrap and overuse of low-potency topical steroid creams/ointments can also cause stretch marks.

During these critical times, increased hormones in the bloodstream prevent the dermis from forming collagen and elastin fibers.

When your skin is overstretched and you need flexibility and strong underpinning the most, you don’t have it. Not surprisingly, the dermal layer is torn, flattening the epidermis and leaving red surface scars.

Stretch marks are actually bands of elastin that break under the skin. When the tears heal, the collagen fibers are not lined up properly, causing an untidy appearance and white patches.

In a nutshell, stretch marks are scars created by your own body to heal internal damage caused by over-stretched skin that is too thin.

Unfortunately stretch marks stay with you forever because the damage is in the dermis, far below the surface of the skin and no cream on earth can undo it.

How your skin normally heals is what your stretch marks will look like. Over time, all stretch marks will become less noticeable and even less with treatment, but their streaky appearance rarely returns to its original smooth appearance and the texture remains different from normal skin.

Aesthetically, although stretch marks may bother you, they are harmless and do not require medical treatment.

How to remove stretch marks

With a little diligent self-care and patience, instead of trying expensive, painful, invasive procedures that may or may not work, your grades will drastically disappear.

The regimen we’re looking at is repairing your multi-layered skin from the inside with water, good nutrition and exercise; and externally with exfoliation, massage and oils.

All natural, chemical-free ingredients are readily available in your kitchen or at local health stores and produce the same results as expensive creams, but save you a ton of money.

The sooner you start the treatment of red scars, the faster they will heal; but don’t lose hope, there is still a lot you can do for old white scars.

Let’s start by refreshing it:


Drinking 8-10 glasses of water a day naturally moisturizes your tissues, keeps your skin soft and elastic, and helps keep collagen production at normal levels. Think of it as an interior moisturizer.

For every cup of coffee, tea or soda you drink, drink another glass of water.


Consuming foods rich in essential fatty acids, zinc, silica and vitamins A, C, D, E, K nourishes the body and renews your skin. Include fatty fish, eggs, liver and lean meats, citrus fruits, tomatoes, almonds, pumpkin seeds, carrots, spinach, collard greens, kale, chard, turnips, broccoli, tomatoes, kale, and low-fat dairy products in your diet.

Stress, oral contraceptives, and hormone treatments can deplete your body of essential nutrients vital to skin health. Good nutrition helps restore balance.

Biochemistry/tissue salts

Calcium Fluoride, Natrium Muriaticum and Calcium Phosphate give tone and elasticity to the muscles, connective tissue and skin and help maintain the body’s water balance.

To exercise

Stretch marks look worse on flabby skin than on toned, firm meat.

Working from the outside, focus on the stretch marks themselves twice a day:

Exfoliate or dry brush the cracked areas.

Apply lemon juice to remove scars.

Dry your skin.

Moisturize liberally with one or more of the following oils.

Massage as vigorously as possible to increase circulation.

Moisturize generously, preferably after a shower, when your pores absorb oil more receptively.

Whenever possible, cover your oil-saturated cracks with plastic wrap, placing a hot water bottle, hot towel, or heating pad over them for 20 to 30 minutes.

Remove the wrap and wipe off excess oil to prevent stained clothes.

Use whatever oils appeal to you; no one is wrong. Just stick to the general principles – exfoliate, moisturize and massage.

Let’s look at each factor in more detail.


Exfoliating and/or dry brushing removes layers of dead skin to reveal soft, fresh skin. Some signs can be hard to reach and areas like the breasts are more sensitive, but do your best.

Use a purchased or homemade loofah or exfoliator — sea salt, oatmeal, baking soda, ground coffee or apricot scrub, with a wet washcloth. Add any of these to olive oil to make a paste and massage the cracks in circular motions for 10 minutes while in the shower.

Or use this as your exfoliator:

5 tablespoons scrub

1 teaspoon of aloe vera gel

1/2 teaspoon of vitamin E

1 teaspoon of cocoa butter

Then rinse.

Apply lemon juice, which helps the stretch marks fade. Let it dry, then rinse with warm water and pat your skin dry with a towel.

A derma or skin roller helps oil penetrate deeper. If using, use now before moisturizing.

Moisturize and hydrate

The more moisture you give your skin, the better.

Massage any natural oil into your stretch marks. It is less important which oil you use, massaging these areas regularly and vigorously, thus improving circulation and promoting rejuvenation.

If you are pregnant and the skin of your enlarged stomach is tickling, keep your nails short; scratching tears the dermis. To relieve itching, apply oil and gently rub the area with a washcloth.

A word of warning if you want to try one of the packaged remedies for stretch marks: Many are loaded with dangerous chemicals that should not be applied while pregnant, and especially not to your stomach.

The scents in baby oil dry out skin and moisturize it when Vaseline is applied, but skin becomes drier when you avoid it, so stick to natural organic oils:

cocoa butter

rosehip oil

extra virgin olive oil

Indian Oil

emu oil

Lanolin oil

Vitamin E oil

vitamin A

C vitamin

Vitamin K cream

Jojobo oil

natural shea butter

Aloe vera

Let’s take a look at some of these oils. Ideal alone or combined as in these recipes.

Vitamin E oil

Alpha Tocopheral in Vitamin E is an antioxidant needed to regenerate the skin by promoting the growth of cells.

Squalene, a natural antioxidant that promotes skin regeneration, enhances the effects of vitamin E.

To get your vitamin E oil, open the capsule, discard the casing, and rub the oil into the affected areas.

Mix together almond oil, castor oil, avocado oil and vitamin E oil.

Combine vitamin E oil and cocoa butter.

Make a mixture of aromatic herbs such as mint, lemongrass, lavender, oregano with a vitamin E-rich oil such as olive or castor oil and massage for 20 minutes before going to bed.

Bio Oil is great.

essential oils

Add seven drops of lavender and a few drops of chamomile to one ounce of carrier oil (avocado, sweet almond, jojoba, grapeseed) and apply to the affected areas.

Lavender essential oil applied directly to scars will help them fade, especially in new injuries.

Vitamin K cream

Apply vitamin K cream topically to stretch marks and you will see results in as little as 8 to 14 days, depending on how severe they are, your skin type and your activity level.

cocoa butter

Cocoa butter is probably the best known crack home remedy and it also keeps skin soft and supple.

1/2 cup of cocoa butter

1 tablespoon of wheat germ oil

1 teaspoon of apricot kernel oil

1 teaspoon of vitamin E oil

2 teaspoons of grated beeswax

Heat the mixture until the wax melts. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator and apply to your cracks.

Some people prefer a 100% cocoa butter stick to lotion. It is quite dry when first applied, and becomes oilier as you rub it.

olive oil

Massage over the cracks.

Warm the olive oil slightly in the microwave, spread it over the wounds and let it sit for 20 minutes.

Mix equal amounts of olive oil and coconut oil.

Apply a mixture of olive oil and lemon to the cracked areas of your body, and then apply cocoa butter.

Some people think that cocoa butter has no effect on them, but olive oil works well. Experiment to find the one that best suits your skin.

1/2 teaspoon of cod liver oil, olive oil, and aloe vera gel doubles as an anti-aging skin care.

Linseed/linseed oil

It is good for any scar tissue, mix equal parts of olive oil and linseed oil. You can add it to your favorite body cream if you wish.

Linseed oil is also great for internal use. Add to yogurt, shakes, or salad dressing.

Indian Oil

Apply castor oil to all scars, including warts, moles, dark spots, and wrinkles, for 30 minutes a day. Combine it with rosehip seed oil, tea tree oil, and vitamin E oil. Even if you apply it externally, it works as a laxative and detoxifies your lymphatic system.

Then apply some of the following cream:

200 ml odorless watery cream

20 ml collagen cream

10 ml olive oil

5 ml of coconut oil

5 ml of tea tree oil

Mix before use and leave in the sun for a day (more natural than microwave). Apply at least twice a day and see an improvement after three days. It is also good for eczema patients.

aloe vera gel

It is known for its healing and soothing properties.

1/2 cup olive oil as base

1/4 cup aloe vera gel

Oil from 10 vitamin E capsules

Oil from 5 vitamin A capsules

Mix and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Rub into skin until completely absorbed.

Vicks Steam Scrub

Rub Vicks over the cracks.

Or mix lemon juice, aloe vera gel and Vicks in the microwave for 5 seconds. Leave it on the scars for 10 minutes. Rinse and apply the cocoa butter stick by rubbing it into the cracks.

hide them

Consider hiding your stretch marks with clothing, a swimsuit that offers more coverage, a self-tanning cream, or body makeup until they’ve faded enough. Tanning itself does not help – stretch marks are less likely to tan than the surrounding skin, and their appearance can really be emphasized.


Be wary of the promises of these whiplash creams. No cream can truly prevent or remove stretch marks.

If you’re feeling self-conscious about your stretch marks, rest assured that most people have them, and along with the above, they’re almost unnoticeable as time goes on.

In the meantime, learn to live with them. Being proud of your body, stretch marks and others is a very attractive quality.

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