Stretch marks are a tearing of the dermis usually occurring where fat is stored. Genetics plays a big part in whether stretch marks occur and if they remain noticeable; however, you can treat stretch marks with some dermatologist treatments and home remedies.
Learn more about these methods to get rid of stretch marks at home.
1.Eat plenty of foods that contain Vitamin C, if you are gaining weight, growing quickly or pregnant. Some studies show that Vitamin C boosts collagen production so your skin can repair itself.
2.Consider taking a Vitamin C supplement if you are not pregnant. A capsule of 500mg may help prevent and improve stretch marks.
If you are pregnant, you should consult with your pediatrician before taking any supplements.
Pay attention to the skin on the hips, thighs, buttocks, arms, breasts and stomach if you are growing or gaining weight. Treating stretch marks early, gives you the best results with at-home treatment.
Cocoa butter: Apply cocoa butter 2 to 3 times per day to the affected area. Treat as soon as stretch marks appear. Try to find a formula that is as pure as possible, without added chemicals. I recommend .
Apply wheat germ oil to new stretch marks 2 times per day. Studies have shown some benefit with very fresh tears.
Drink plenty of water. Reduce other beverages, like alcohol and soda, in favor of water-based beverages. Keeping skin hydrated will improve the overall look of the dermis.
Eat healthy. A diet rich in produce is believed to improve the skin.
Eat foods with a low glycemic index. Avoiding foods that spike blood sugar will regulate hormones better. This means you should avoid high sugar, processed or refined flour foods in favor of whole grains and produce for healthy skin.
Eat walnuts. They contain copper, which can boost collagen. Eat 1 handful per day as a snack.
Eat yogurt. The milk protein can help keep skin firm.
Try pomegranates, sunflower seeds and green tea. Although the antioxidants are an overall boost to your body’s nutrition levels, they may help hydrate the skin as well.