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Natural Help for Stretch Marks

Natural Help for Stretch Marks

Rapid stretching of the skin through growth spurts, weight gain, or pregnancy causes these red or purple marks that are most commonly found on the abdomen, hips, and chest. More than 90 percent of women develop stretch marks during the sixth or seventh months of pregnancy.

Prevention:
Keeping up good oils in your body, like fish oils, helps keep the skin lubricated and gives those cells that are stretching the integrity to stay healthy, says Jennifer Johnson, a naturopathic physician in Connecticut who specializes in obstetrics and gynecology. She recommends pharmaceutical-grade fish oils uncontaminated by heavy metals, such as those made by Nordic Naturals and Carlson. Johnson also suggests rigorously rubbing a moisturizer containing cocoa butter, like Jason Cocoa Butter Hand and Body Lotion, on the afflicted area at least once a day, both to intensively moisturize and to improve circulation.

Treatment:
Stretch marks wont disappear overnight, but they can fade over time. To temporarily hide them, the American Academy of Dermatology recommends a sunless tanning product. You can also rub vitamin E directly on the stretch marks to help them heal faster and reduce the scars.

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4:50AM PDT on Apr 11, 2013

I think it will take a miracle to do away with stretch marks!! Thanks for the tips.

7:38AM PDT on Mar 15, 2013

Thank you Mel, for Sharing this!

7:05AM PST on Jan 1, 2013

Thanks.

4:22AM PST on Dec 10, 2012

Thanks for advice!

11:06AM PST on Dec 8, 2012

half a cup of pure olive oil drink every morning
No stretch marks, beautiful hair and nails and no morning sickness.

8:38AM PST on Dec 8, 2012

Thanks Adrea - nice to get confirmation! Green star!

11:53AM PDT on Oct 30, 2012

Vit E oil (you can pierce a capsule & squeeze it out if you don't want to buy a separate product) if magnificent for scars of all kinds -including stretch marks! Patience is a must, however, so keep applying as much as you like and you WILL see results! I faded cystic acne scars on my face this way.

9:26PM PDT on Oct 28, 2012

Thanks

7:57AM PDT on Sep 29, 2012

Useful

3:07PM PDT on Sep 28, 2012

thanks

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