Home remedies for stretch marks help in lightening them to great extent and even curing them completely. Natural treatments to the marks, generally caused due to pregnancy, obesity or rapid muscle growth, are almost inexpensive alternate treatment compared to expensive creams.
Consumption of decent amount of water is not only good for over all health but also improves the elasticity of the skin. Daily 8 ounce of water is good for skin's health. Consumption of nuts and seeds rich in zinc and fruits and vegetables like tomato, green leafy vegetables and dairy products, adequate quantity of vitamin A, E and C in the diet or through supplements, also helps in improving the skin.
Massage is a good home remedy for stretch mark prevention and cure. Massaging the body with olive oil, almond oil, castor oil, avocado oil or vitamin E oil are the best natural treatments for stretch marks. Applying aloe vera, lavender oil twice or thrice everyday, or massaging the affected area with jojoba oil or aroma oil are few more simple home remedies for stretch marks.
Cocoa butter cream has proved its efficacy in treating stretch marks. One simple recipe made by using cocoa butter, as a natural treatment for stretch marks, can be made by mixing half cup of cocoa butter, 1 tablespoon of wheat germ oil, 1 teaspoon of apricot kernel oil and 1 teaspoon of vitamin E oil with 2 teaspoon of grated beeswax. Heat this mixture till beeswax just melts down. This mixture shall be stored in cool dry place and applied at the affected area.
Another recipe for making an effective home remedy for stretch marks is by blending the mixture of half cup of olive oil, one-forth cup of aloe vera and liquid of 6 capsules of vitamin E and from 4 capsules of vitamin A. This mixture can be applied as a cream at the affected area.
An effective and safe home remedy for stretch marks is shea butter, it is rich in vitamin A and E, and can be applied at the affected area for improving the speed of healing process.
A simple natural treatment found very effective in treating all sorts of stretch marks is use of seven drops of lavender oil with similar drops of chamomile oil mixed with one ounce of carrier oil, in case carrier oil is not available avocado oil, jojoba oil or sweet almond oil can be used as a replacement. This mixture shall be used to massage the marked area.
Protein is considered as great nourishment for skin and is very helpful in removing stretch marks too. Applying egg white and egg white powder, a rich source of protein, on stretch marks removes them completely.
A very popular home remedy for stretch marks is by applying castor oil richly on the affected area and later covering it with a plastic rap and placing a hot pad on it for some time, at least half an hour. This natural treatment will fade the stretch marks very quickly. Elastin cream applied all over the body also helps in treating stretch marks.