Many women suffer with unsightly stretch marks, especially after pregnancy or as a result of excessive weight gain or weight loss. It is not just women however who suffer from stretch marks, although it is more common amongst them. The question on most sufferers lips is how to get rid of stretch marks. You can actually get rid of or greatly reduce stretch marks with the use of natural pure unrefined Shea butter.
There are many commercial products on the shelves that are designed to get rid of stretch marks fast however there are some other ways you could think about. You could consider going completely natural and using a home made remedy. One of the best home made remedies for removing stretch marks is Shea butter. You can make your own solution with this and use it every day to achieve the best results on the cheap.
What you need?
- Pure unrefined Shea butter
- Olive oil
- Light brown sugar
- Aloe Vera gel or juice
- Sterile plastic container
- Mixer (wooden mixing stick)
- Warm water
Make sure your skin is clean and dry before you begin, mix 2 tablespoons of pure unrefined Shea butter, 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of aloe gel or juice. Now add the light brown sugar, you will only need about 1 and half tablespoons of brown sugar. Mix well into it turns into a a smooth looking paste. Once it is all blended together, rub it all over your affected areas, make sure you are using a circular motion and rubbing it in all the places you feel you need it. Once you have finished rubbing it on, leave it on for about 15 minutes and then rinse off with warm water, pat dry with a clean towel. You can now go ahead and moisurize the areas with pure unrefined Shea butter.
Your skin should be feeling soft and fresh, repeat this every day for 2 weeks and you should see a marked improvement. After the two weeks is up you can carry on doing it but only do it a maximum of 3 times a week, reduce this number if you have sensitive skin.
This is a very effective remedy for reducing the appearance of stretch marks, one thing you really need to remember as well as using the home made remedy is to drink plenty of water to keep your skin fully hydrated. Dehydration is a major factor in the appearance of unsightly stretch marks because when your skin is not hydrated it becomes dry. Thus causing further stretching, resulting in unsightly stretch marks.
You can modify this regime to suit your needs, for example if you feel you don’t want to use the Shea butter you can use unrefined coco butter as this really is just as good as Shea butter. You can also choose to use vitamin E oil in place of the olive oil, as it is very effective in the treatment of skin ailments.
The burning question on many stretch mark sufferers lips was how to get rid of stretch marks? This should partially answer that question because although it may not completely eradicate your stretch marks, it will no doubt greatly reduce the appearance of them.