Stretch marks are just what the name implies, marks that are caused by the skin stretching too quickly. They can occur when someone grows too fast or gains weight or muscle tissue quickly.
They can occur when someone grows too fast or gains weight or muscle tissue quickly.
Having too much cortisone in your system also plays a role. Cortisone is a hormone created by the adrenal glands that reduce the elasticity of the skin.
Stretch marks look like scars because they are. The skin has stretched more in that area and is thinner. That’s because the top layer of skin, the epidermis grows rapidly allowing it to stretch but the lower layer, the dermis doesn’t, so it splits.
Not all stretch marks look the same. Some are purple, some are red, and some are reddish brown. Eventually, they fade and remain a white color. Since stretch marks are scars, you need to treat them as scars to eliminate them.
This simple cream will help you make those stretch marks fade and have you swimsuit ready in no time. It’s made from two ingredients you may already have on hand, Aloe Vera gel and olive oil.
Why These Ingredients :
Aloe Vera Gel
The Aloe Vera plant is a succulent, meaning it has leaves that are thick and fleshy where it stores water. It’s been used for skin treatment for centuries because of its incredible healing power.
As a child, we had a small Aloe Vera plant in the house for minor medical problems, like burns and cuts. You just break off a leaf, split it open and rub it on the burn or cut.
Almost instantly it cools and soothes the area. It provides moisture to the skin, but also a load of nutrients. Aloe Vera contains vitamin C, beta-carotene, and vitamin E.
Vitamin E helps eliminate scarring and speeds healing, but putting it directly on the skin in concentrated form can cause contact dermatitis, so you’re left with a rash…which is worse than the stretch marks.
As part of the Aloe Vera gel, it doesn’t do that. Vitamin C, an antioxidant just like vitamin E, helps boost the production of collagen while reducing inflammation and irritation.
It also helps fade scars. Isolated, these nutrients can bring some relief, but they’re dynamite when combined with the phytochemicals found in the Aloe Vera gel.
Olive oil is good for you whether you’re slathering it on your outsides or nourishing your insides with it as part of your meal.
It helps eliminate inflammation, which means most people can use it without having a skin reaction, even though it soaks deeply into the top layer of skin to reach the dermis, the second layer.
It has amazing nutrients that help the skin, such as vitamin E and Omega-3 fatty acids, which lock in moisture. It also contains vitamins A, B1, B2, C, and D. All these nutrients help promote healthy skin.
The antioxidants in olive oil not only fight free radicals that can damage cells but also accelerate the process of healing and help repair damaged skin.
You’ll Need :
- Aloe Vera gel
- olive oil
- Vitamin E capsule
How To Prepare :
① Pour half a cup of olive oil over half a cup of aloe gel. Mix well with a spoon or blend them.
② Add in 6 capsules of vitamin E or 4 capsules of vitamin A and mix everything until you get a homogeneous paste.
③ Apply in the affected area twice a day. No rinse needed.
④ Remember, consistency is the key to achieve results.