Stretch marks can be a disturbing discovery and a shocking one. It seems as if your skin is clear one day but these nasty marks appear on your skin overnight. In reality, stretch marks are not something that appears suddenly because they build up gradually and occur for a variety of reasons. First of all, hormonal imbalances from rapid weight loss and weight gain can be responsible.

Although stretch marks are troublesome and can cause a great deal of stress, they are not something that necessarily needs to affect you in the long-term. Even though getting rid of them completely is unlikely, you can cause them to fade over time to such an extent that they are no longer visible to the naked eye. Stretch mark home remedies are extremely popular because of their ease of use and low cost when compared to expensive laser therapy. Below are some quick home remedy tips for stretch marks.

Homemade Oils

One of the most commonly produced homemade oils for stretch marks involves a combination of Vitamin A, Vitamin E, aloe vera and olive oil. After mixing the ingredients together, you will produce a topical cream that has the ability to improve collagen production thus causing the stretch marks to vanish. Alternatively, you could use coconut oil mixed with coco butter and lime juice.

Some people believe that cocoa butter alone is an excellent treatment for stretch marks while others like to mix it with shea butter. We all have different skin types and will react differently to certain ingredients. Therefore, it’s a good idea to mix and match the ingredients when making homemade oil and undergo trial and error tests to see which works the best.

Massage Therapy

Look for an expert masseuse who can use lavender and olive oil to help minimize stretch marks. In fact, any aromatic oil is potentially useful so long as the massage is performed by an expert.

Food

There is a school of thought which suggests that the consumption of zinc is an excellent way to reduce instances of stretch marks. To see if this supposition works for you, try eating foods rich in zinc such as seeds and nuts. Indeed, a healthy diet itself is deemed to be a great method of reducing the instances of stretch marks while decreasing the risk of them occurring.

Foods containing high levels of vitamins C and K are also said to be effective. Even green vegetables are believed to be excellent for preventing stretch marks due to the high level of iron present. While the above solutions may not seem to be as all-encompassing as laser surgery, it is important to note that such expensive treatments are not always effective. In many instances, those who suffer from stretch marks are better off trying to tackle the problem with natural remedies rather than resorting to an expensive surgical procedure.