How to Get Rid of Pregnancy Stretch Marks Fast at Home


How to Get Rid of Pregnancy Stretch Marks Fast at HomeDuring pregnancy, your body undergoes extensive changes and – unfortunately – most of them are out of your control. The needs of the baby and the hormones take over your looks, your weight and the way you feel. One of the most common ‘side effects’ of pregnancy are stretch marks that make a lot of women really self-conscious. They might not realise that the problem of stretch marks affects almost 90% of women once they get pregnant and their skins start to stretch at a high speed in order to accommodate the growing baby.


While some women take pride in their stretch marks, treating them almost like war wounds, other start trying various treatments to get rid of them. If you don’t feel good about your stretch marks or if you don’t want to get them in the first place, there are many ways of preventing them during or after pregnancy.

Causes And Symptoms Of Stretch Marks

Stretch marks occur normally after the sixth month of pregnancy, when the size of the baby increases a lot in a short time. The skin has to stretch to make comfortable room for your body’s precious guest, and that often makes the elastic fibres just under the surface of the skin break. The places where it happens look like red or purple lines and with time they fade away gradually. Usually, untreated stretch marks either disappear on their own or change the colour to a lighter, grey or silver one.

Not all the areas of your body are affected by this process. The abdominal area and the breasts are the most prone to stretch marks. However, if you gain quite a lot of weight rapidly, they can also appear on the buttocks and thighs. Whether and where you will get the stretch marks depends on such factors as the elasticity of your skin, the amount of weight you gain during pregnancy, hormonal changes and genetics. If your mother had stretch marks when she was pregnant, chances are that you will get them, too.

Home Remedies For Stretch Marks

The best way to get rid of stretch marks or to reduce their appearance is to act as soon as possible. That doesn’t mean starting to use special creams just before the sixth month of pregnancy. If you are planning on getting pregnant, prepare your skin for the sudden changes by doing light exercises and by moisturising the skin every day. This will stimulate the collagen in your skin and improve its elasticity, which will make you less prone to the problem of stretch marks. If you already have them and you’d like to remove them with some home remedies, you can use some of the very effective methods we describe below.

Olive Oil

Olive Oil
Olive oil moisturises and nourishes your skin rapidly, therefore, it’s become a common ingredient in various moisturising creams and lotions. Instead of applying a product that contains not only olive oil but also many chemical products that may be harmful to your skin, it’s better to go for an entirely natural solution, especially when you are pregnant.

Take some olive oil (the amount will depend on the area you want to apply it to) and heat it for 10 seconds in the microwave. Dip your palms in the warm, but not hot, olive oil and rub it on the belly, buttocks, thighs and breasts, or on the area that’s the most affected by stretch marks. Leave it on for 15 minutes and take a warm shower to rinse the olive oil off. For best results, you should repeat the process daily – when you are trying to get rid of stretch marks – or every second day – as a means of prevention during the period of the fastest growth of the baby.

Vitamin E Oil

Vitamin E Oil
Vitamin E is crucial for maintaining young-looking skin as it accelerates the rejuvenation processes and improves its elasticity. This vitamin is one of the most important ingredients in anti-ageing creams. You can use vitamin E oil to remove the stretch marks by diluting a few drops of the oil in jojoba oil and rubbing the mixture onto the affected areas. There is no need to rinse it off, just wait a few minutes until it dries up a bit and you can put your clothes on. Since it may slightly stain the fabric, it’s best to do this treatment before bedtime, just before you put your pyjamas or nightdress on. The skin regeneration process is at its peak during the night and vitamin E oil will accelerate it significantly.

Castor Oil

Castor Oil

How to Get Rid of Pregnancy Stretch Marks Fast at Home
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