Come on, confessâ€"you have stretch marks, don’t you? Most of us women worry about stretch marks. But there isn’t much you can do to prevent them. Or so you think!

Stretch mark, also known as striae, is a kind of scarring that occurs when your skin is stretched beyond its capacity. It can happen because of pregnancy or excess weight loss or even weight gain. They start off as pinkish lines and might appear inflamed when new. However, with time they tend to fade and become white, pretty close to your natural skin tone. Obviously, the best thing to do is avoid stretch marks in the first place! But, if you do get a few, your chances of getting rid of them diminish with time. So, if you get a stretch mark, act fast! The faster you are, the better it will for you.

One of the best ways to take care of stretch marks is by using the magical properties of aloe vera. It is effective and gives quick results too!

Aloe vera is full of skin benefits and is known as a wound healer for many skin problems across the globe. It contains mostly water, but one will also find a wide variety of nutrients that are good for our skin. It can surely help in the sustenance of the skin tissues and restore them to good health.

This natural ingredient not only prevents stretch marks but also eliminates them naturally. The vital enzymes, minerals, vitamins and fatty acids present will help in the faster healing of stretch marks. Its plant collagen content will improve the skin’s elasticity.

When applied in the initial stages, the marks can fade away completely. In case you have had stretch marks on your skin for a while, this will help fade them sooner than you can imagine. This plant is your skin’s best friend!!!

Aloe vera and coconut oil for stretch marks

1/2 cup virgin coconut oil
1/3 cup aloe vera gel

How to use:
Whisk both the oil and gel together to get a fluffy mixture.
Move this mixture to an air-tight container.
Use a small amount of this to massage the affected area.
Leave it on overnight.
Repeat every night, before going to bed.

How long does it take to heal? In about 3-4 weeks, the stretch marks will start healing and fading!


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