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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Stretch Marks.. All You Need To Know And Do...

Stretch Marks appear on the body in different places for different reasons. Stretch marks occur when the dermis, the middle layer of the skin, is stretched to a point where its elasticity begins to break down.  As the dermis is stretched, the epidermis (which is the outer layer of the skin), also stretches, thereby leaving a visible scar on the skin, otherwise known as stretch marks.

Causes of stretch marks include weight gain, heavy weight lifting, pregnancy, using bleaching creams, stress, or even adolescence. Strech marks are commonly found on breasts, arms, thighs, stomach, and buttocks. Other uncommon places could be legs and backs.

Can Stretch Marks Go Away?
Well, not completely on their own. But with the help of creams, oils and Laser light therapy, they can fade to a point where they become completely not noticeable.

How To Get Rid Of Stretch Marks?

Stretch marks can be a thing of bother to some people, therefore, there is always an urgent need to get rid of it fast. It is important to note that consistency is key in dealing with stretch marks and with continuous treatment, stretch mark will reduce considerably.

Expecting stretch marks to fade away quickly is unrealistic as you should bear in mind that the damage is done from the inner layer of the skin.
However, these remedies posted are sure to help reduce scaring to the barest minimum.

Based on research, I will recommend natural and cheap recipes one can use to reduce stretch marks.

Firstly, it is vital to note that your skin is nourished based on what you eat. So a balanced diet is key. Staying away from junk food will go a long way in healing the scars caused by stretch marks. You also need to drink a lot of water daily, so try swapping your soda for water. Also try eating foods that are rich in Vitamins A, E, C and minerals such as veggies, fish, almonds, eggs, beans, etc. A balanced diet rich in these vitamins as listed can keep your skin healthy and help prevent or heal stretch marks.

Natural Shea butter (or OREE) is a great remedy to reduce stretch marks. Its high in Vit. A and E. Try rubbing shea butter on your marks 2ce or 3ce a day.

Raw Natural Shea Butter

Another home remedy is to rub Pure Olive Oil on the marks. Excellent recipe for stretch marks too.

Olive Oil

Other Oils include almond oil, avocado oil, or Castor Oil, all of which can be found in the market or good grocery store.

Almond Oil

Avocado Oil

These oils are sure to leave your skin in a better condition apart from helping reduce your stretch marks, they are also known to moisturise the skin deeply, improving complexion and radiance.

Alternatively, try Bio Oil

To learn more about stretch marks, kindly click on this link Yeah, People with Stretch Marks

Feel free to leave your comments and questions and I will try to answer them as quickly as I see them.
Till the next post, xoxo


  1. Thanks for this post ma'am, as i can relate to this cos i also have strechy on my breast too i will def try this procedures, 1more thing can u pls put up a post for dark eye and sunburn.... Please + my first time of dropping a comment tho I'm always on ur blog.

  2. Nice blog you have here! I've already started telling my peeps to check it out. Kudos

  3. Hi, Thanks for thew post. I Will try it out this weekend. i had a bad case of chicken pox in January and it left my skin real spotty and ugly. can you prescribe anything that wont bleach my skin?

    1. chicken pox is so annoying as it could leave scars on the skin. however make sure that u are actually using the right products for your skin type. to know if u are, check out the previous posts on the blog...

  4. What can one use for sun burn and hair growth under the neck

    1. hi dear. i will write a post specifically for sun burns, so keep checking the blog. for hair growth under your chin, i guess u just have to shave. if its severe, have u considered the use of laser hair removal? maybe that could help!

  5. hello dear, thanks for this blog. the remedy for stretch mark is work like a miracle, i had to mix the shea butter with coconut oil and olive oil. the three together and i had to head the up in the microwave so they can mix properly. i use it all over my bother from my face to my legs. it's a wonder that my skin is glowing and it's clearing the black spots on my face. you are an Angel. God bless you. i want others to try this remedy and be consistent so you can get the desired result. Thanks

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