Gaining or losing weight in a short period of time has a great impact on the body and especially on the skin. The skin doesn’t have enough time to adjust to the changes and as it expands, stretch marks are created. You don’t have to necessarily get pregnant to get them, they can appear when you gain weight by no matter what reasons, and they can also appear on your hips and legs, not just abdomen, basically all over your body. What can you do about them? Hydration and a few tricks will help you with prevention and healing.
How to get rid of stretch marks:
1. Drink plenty of water
Hydrate the skin from the inside, this is the most important factor, not just for helping to get rid of stretch marks but also to your general health. Drink at least one and a half liters of water per day.
2. Eat foods that are rich in vitamins
Vitamin A, C and E are great in prevention and also in healing, they help the collagen to be produced and make your skin be more elastic.
3. Use oils before bathing for the hydration of the skin like extra virgin olive oil and coconut oil
Apply it before you go into the shower, at least 30 minutes before, great nutrients and antioxidants will be absorbed by the skin and help it’s elasticity.
4. Use rich moisturizing creams after bathing
You can prepare at home a great remedy from cocoa butter and other few ingredients. You will need the following: half cup cocoa butter, 1 tbsp apricot kernel oil, 1 tbsp wheat germ oil, 1 tbsp vitamin E and 2 tbsp beeswax (grated). Mix everything and heat until all the ingredients melt together. Take a clean jar and store in fridge. Massage it to your skin after bathing and let it soak in.
See also: 5 Tips for Summer Ready Flat Stomach.
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