Stretch marks are tears formed in skin tissues or scares, who could form when the body undergoes sudden size changes. These marks do not the only form due to changes in the body size, but could also be formed as a result of genetic predisposition, which can trigger the chances for developing these marks on your skin. During stretching conditions, the lower skin layer becomes ripped and stretch marks appear on the skin. This ripping of tissues occurs in the dermis layer of skin. As this happens not on the upper layer, but it is a bit deeper into the skin, therefore, not any external application of creams could heal it completely. The use of coconut oil for stretch marks is an effective home remedy. It helps you to overall improve the appearance of these marks.
Throughout life, our body undergoes many changes. Some of these changes occur so abruptly that, they leave their effects on our bodies in the form of stretch marks. These marks may vary from pale pink colour or white lines deep under the skin, very noticeable lines or tiers of purple colour. These scars shaped like the skin has broken down in these particular areas.
During pregnancy, our body undergoes weight changes very rapidly. Especially the area around the belly, upper arms, upper thighs, behind the knees and hips. Fats are stored in these areas very quickly, due to which huge change in shape and size appears. Skin starts tearing, as the tissues in the dermis skin layer are not so much elastic to bear these changes. Lines of pink, white and purple colour formed. White stretch marks are so obvious that you can even feel them with the touch of your hand.
When a person undergoes the condition of gaining and losing weight so quickly, then the skin tissues cannot work along it and tiers appear in the form of stretch marks. Now the question arises what should we do something to avoid these marks? Or what we can do to help ourselves when these marks once appeared.
How can we remove them from our skin?
I am a mother of three kids. When I was the pregnant first time, I heard about the formation of stretch marks while pregnant. At that time, I was not too much curious about this problem because I did not even see them before. When my seventh month started, I gain weight too rapidly that I have to change my casual outfits because they did not remain fit for me. Suddenly, during that time, fine lines of white colour start appearing on my belly and thighs. Deep tiers of purple colour formed along the thigh area. They were pregnancy stretch marks.
At that time I was not aware of the preventive actions which I could take to avoid these marks. But later on, I found that we can avoid these marks from happening if we take some preventive measures. You can take some preventive actions to avoid these stretch marks. The best thing is to keep your skin moist and hydrated. Keep it healthy and nourished so that it can easily bear the stretch changes without undergoing damage. When the elasticity of the skin, improves then there will be least effects of stretching.
There are some specialities of coconut oil that makes it work best for avoiding stretch marks. It has the ability to penetrate deep into your skin. When it goes to the under a layer of skin and moisturize it, then its elasticity increases. So that it prevent the marks from happening.
Coconut oil is composed of saturated fats. These saturated fats get into the cell and strengthen its walls. It works against free radicals present in your skin to prevent the formation of stretch marks. Coconut oil is very effective for skin in different ways. Not only it helps to prevent stretch marks but also help in removing them if they formed. It also helps in treating other skin conditions and problems. It can be used as skin burns treatment very effectively. Helps to gain shiny and healthy hairs, when a message in the roots. Coconut oil has a lot of skin benefits other than removing the stretch marks.
- Increased the Elasticity of Stretched Skin
When the connective tissues in your skin layers become stretched out beyond its elastic limit, it affects the production of collagen, results in the formation of tiers and scares. They formed deep into the skin. Coconut oil when applied increased the elastic limit of the skin, protect from stretch marks.
- Penetrating and Absorbing Capacity of Coconut Oil
Coconut oil penetrates deep into the skin, it gets absorbed very quickly. Due to this, it has the ability to work deep into the skin where more nourishment is required.
- Moisturizing Abilities
Coconut oil is a very good moisturizer. It keeps your skin nourished and well hydrated, which is required to fight against scars and skin stretching problems.
- Antibacterial and Anti-fungal Qualities of Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is a very good anti-fungal and anti-bacterial agent. It works naturally against them to protect the skin and overall health. It also has anti-inflammatory properties due to which you can use it on infected areas easily. You can use coconut oil for stretch marks without any tension because it is very easy to use, it externally and internally, as coconut oil does not cause any discomfort.
You should take care of your skin properly. Along with the use of coconut oil, you should try to maintain balanced body weight. Do not take stress as it may lead to a lot of problems. Keep yourselves hydrated during all the climacteric conditions, as hydration helps you to stay stable during external and internal changes.
During pregnancy, the use of castor oil also helps in preventing the stretch marks. It works well for the cure of wrinkles, lines under the eyes and sagging of skin. Apply its thick layer on your skin, particularly on affected areas and cover it with some cloth. You can use the heating pads for 15 to 20 minutes to enhance more absorption. Repeat it for a few weeks on a daily basis. When you keep your skin hydrated by using plenty of liquid, it is possible for you to work effectively against external damaging factors. Take at least two litres of water daily.
Taking a balanced diet provides you with all the essential and required nutrients and minerals, which are required by our bodies to maintain its health and fight against diseases. You should make sure that you are taking vitamin C, E and A. Zinc and magnesium are also essential nutrients. Vitamin C helps in the healing and regeneration of the connective tissues in your cells. You should include all the vegetables and available fruits in your diet, to make sure that you are receiving all the nutrients your body require. Free radicals present in your skin can damage the collagen fibres in your skin. Vitamin E is a very powerful antioxidant, which works to protect your skin against this damage. It makes the collagen fibre more strong and increases the elasticity of your skin.
You can take vitamin E orally in its supplements. Take it in foods which are high in vitamin E such as olives, seeds of sunflower, almonds, and vegetables including pumpkins. Use its cream on your skin and enjoy the benefits of vitamin E. You can blend some essential and beneficial oils and apply them on your skin, hairs and nails. They help to moisturize your skin and keep it healthy. For this purpose, take one cup of olive oil and one cup of coconut oil and blend them, in this mixture, add 5 tablespoons of Vitamin E, A and C each. Blend it and use this mixture to massage your skin and hairs.