Pregnancy and weight gain are generally the two major causes of stretch marks. When your skin is stretched to its maximum capacity, its elastic fibers and collagen break down and the ruptured middle layer tissue can then be seen through the thinned outer layer of skin. Try this home remedy for lessening stretch marks. Take 1/2 a cup virgin olive oil, 1/4 cup aloe vera gel, liquid from 6 capsules of Vitamin E, liquid from 4 capsules of Vitamin A. Mix all the ingredients together in a blender, store the mixture in the refrigerator, and apply the oil externally wherever stretch marks appear.
Exercise could be your secret weapon for reducing the appearance of stretch marks. The firming of the body tightens the skin and promotes better elasticity. If a home remedy is used consistently and properly, in addition to the intake of nutritious food and drinking of enough water every day, one can easily get rid of the stretch marks.