The reckless abandon of our childhood often gets manifested in the form of unsightly scars and marks on our skin. However, these scars often make us reminisce about the past and therefore are not always that unwanted. Stretch marks, however, are a different story altogether.
Stretch marks occur on various body parts due to sudden gain or loss of fat from that particular part of the body. Stretch marks appear because of stretched collagen and skin tissue. These marks are usually permanent and even though they appear as fine silver colored lines, they can mar the beauty of the skin to a large extent.
Stretch marks can most often be seen on pregnant women who suddenly start to lose weight after giving birth. It can also be seen on people who gain weight suddenly after an injury or illness. People who do weight training may also have stretch marks on their body.
There are three ways of getting rid of these stretch marks. The first and the most popular is to use creams that claim to remove scars. More often than not, these creams simply make tall claims without actually having the ability to remove scars.
The second and a little less used method is surgical or laser removal of scars. These scars are unsightly, and those who can afford these surgeries go in for removal of the scar tissue. These surgeries are of course expensive and therefore not as popular as the creams. However, though they may have side effects, they also do give positive results.
Essential Oils For Stretch Mark Removal
The third method to remove stretch marks, a method which is quickly becoming very popular, is the use of aromatherapy essential oils. There are many oils that naturally help to revive the collagen and help improve skin regeneration, naturally eliminating the scar tissue, such as essential oils like that of helichrysum. However, this oil is not very widely used because it is extremely expensive. Still, since this oil is all natural, the odds of there being any ill effects are almost nil.
Other essential oils that are helpful in fading or reducing stretch marks are essential oils containing vitamin A and vitamin E. Both of these oils are considered excellent for the health of the skin. When coupled with certain ingredients, these essential oils are the safest, most viable methods of removing scars and marks.
Vitamin E has long been established as an essential oil for skin care. Today, most of the cosmetic products available in the market claim to contain vitamin E. Other oils like mandarin, lavender, patchouli, and neroli can also help improve skin texture and reduce stretch marks