Battling Stretch Marks? These 6 Natural Remedies Can Help

Battling Stretch Marks? These 6 Natural Remedies Can Help
04/05/2020 Tosin Olufemi

Most women end up with stretch marks during pregnancy. The belly is rapidly expanding to accommodate a growing baby so the skin is put under pressure to expand. Stretch marks are most common on the belly, buttocks, thighs, hips, and breasts.

When the elastic supportive tissue under the skin is put under pressure, stretch marks occur.  These 5 tips will help with your stretch marks.

how to get rid of stretch marks after birth

1. Time

It took 9 months of growth, stretches, movements, and all that happened during pregnancy to get here. It will take about the same time or more for your body to adjust. Time is a key factor in regaining your body after childbirth. With time, stretch marks begin to fade. They may not disappear completely, which is where the other tips below will help.

2. Shea Butter

Raw Shea butter can diminish the appearance and help to prevent the development of stretch marks

3. Cocoa Butter

Cocoa Butter replenishes and repairs damaged cells. It penetrates into the deeper layers of the skin and replenishes and repairs damaged cells. Cocoa butter will not clear stretch marks but it will sure make them look and feel better.

 

4. Aloe Vera

Know for its ability to heal wounds, Aloe Vera is also beneficial in treating stretch marks. Apply Aloe Vera gel in its pure form. Leave on the affected for one hour. Apply at least 3 times a week to fast results.

how to get rid of stretch marks after childbirth

5. Olive Oil

Olive oil is one of the most popular and recommended oils for moisturizing.  Massage the affected area with warm olive oil. Warm up the olive oil and then apply on the stretch marks. Massage until the skin absorbs all the antioxidants and vitamins in the oil.

6. Sugar

Exfoliate with sugar. Exfoliation naturally removes dead, dry skin to reveal fresh and youthful skin.

 

Also read: Breastfeeding Tips For New Mums

 

 

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