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.
1. Shea Butter
Raw Shea butter can diminish the appearance and help to prevent the development of stretch marks
2. Cocoa Butter
Cocoa Butter replenishes and repairs damages 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.
3. 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 result.
4. 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.
Exfoliate with sugar. Exfoliation naturally removes dead, dry skin to reveal a fresh and youthful skin.