Home Made Remedies For Stretch Marks

Written by Stacy Chbosky
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Home made remedies for stretch marks vary widely in success. Some home made remedies for stretch marks are just common sense. For instance, if you keep the skin lubricated during your pregnancy, it's likely to stretch further than if you didn't. How can you keep the skin lubricated? Drinking plenty of water is a good start. Keeping the skin moist with the use of a moisturizing lotion is also a fine idea.

But how effective are these home made remedies for stretch marks, really? Frankly, if you are genetically predisposed to stretch marks, just rubbing cocoa butter into your pregnant belly isn't going to be enough. You need to use a serious cream with high levels of the proteins, elastin and collagen.

Scientific Versus Home Made Remedies for Stretch Marks

Treating the skin with a lotion twice a day is a great way to prevent striae. The lotion, however, will work best if it's been scientifically created. The most effective anti stretch mark creams are those creams which are loaded with collagen and elastin.

Collagen is the building block of skin. You've probably heard it mentioned in conjunction with plastic surgery. Elastin is also a protein found in skin. It gives skin its elasticity. When you have enough collagen and elastin in your skin, it can stretch and stretch, without tearing. If you have low levels of these proteins, pregnancy, puberty, weight lifting, or weight gain will stretch your skin to the point where it tears, resulting in stretch marks. You can correct the deficit nature stuck you with by rubbing elastin rich creams into vulnerable spots, twice a day.

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