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Stretch Marks - Causes And Natural Home Remedies

It is a common phenomenon associated with periods of hormonal flux. Both men and women can have stretch marks; but women are more prone to the development of stretch marks.

Stretch mark is a common phenomenon associated with periods of hormonal flux. Rapid weight gain during those periods pulls the elastic fibers located beneath the epidermis and disrupts the normal production of the collagen protein make-up of the fibers, resulting in fine lines on the skin, called stretch marks. It is medically termed as striae gravidarum. Both men and women can have stretch marks; but women are more susceptible to the development of these marks. Puberty and pregnancy result in a rapid onset of stretch marks. Initially it may be reddish, but gradually the red hue changes to white. They may be indented and may have a texture that differs from the surrounding skin. Hips, thighs, breasts, buttocks, umbilicus, abdomen, arms etc are zones where marks commonly occur. The main causes of these marks may be listed as follows:

1. Obesity - Excess obesity may cause this problem.
2. Heredity
3. Hormonal imbalance
4. Natural process of growth
5. Pregnancy - In most of the cases stretch marks have seen after pregnancy.
6. Prolonged intake of high doses of oral corticosteroids.
7. Usage of steroid containing skin creams/ointments for a long time.
8. Mineral and vitamin deficiencies.

Home Remedies

1. Combine 1 tablespoon each of calendula oil and wheat germ oil. Rub the combination on these marks to remove them.

2. Scrub marks with an apricot scrub. This will gradually cause these marks to fade away.

3. Application of lavender oil on these marks thrice daily removes them.

4. Application of Vitamin K/E cream also yields good results.

5. Application of cocoa-butter treats these marks effectively.

6. Apply Aloe Vera gel to remove your these marks naturaly.

7. Put 7 drops of lavender oil or chamomile oil to a carrier oil which could be avocado oil or jojoba oil or sweet almond oil. Rub the mixture on these marks daily to get rid of them.

8. Mix one-fourth cup Aloe Vera gel, half cup olive oilScience Articles, the contents squeezed out of 6 capsules of Vitamin E and 4 capsules of Vitamin A. Blend thoroughly in a blender and apply on stretch marks to erase them.

9. An aroma oil massage prevents these mark appearance. Regular use of this massage helps a lot in this condition.

10. Rub olive oil in circular motion to do away with these marks problem.

11. Exercise regularly to tone up muscles and avoid these marks.

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