You must be familiar with the fine lines and bands on some of your body parts. These marks are called stretch marks and they happen due to the extreme stretch of the skin connecting tissues.

The skin is our largest organ along with the absolute quality to expand as required. Our skin is quite strong and has superelasticity. After getting expanded, it can shrink in its previous state too. But sometimes the supporting tissues may be damaged due to quick expansion or extreme stretching. When the central layer of our skin gets expanded too fast, some collagen fibers may break and thus allows the underneath blood vessels to show. This sudden extension of our skin leads to stretch marks. It is a common problem that most of the people have experienced at least once in their lifetime. It doesn’t depend on any particular skin type. Up to 90% of women develop stretch marks during their pregnancy. With proper use of Stretch Mark Oil women can recover from the unwanted stretch marks. Men can be affected by the problem of stretch marks too. Generally, these marks can occur during the growth period, puberty, rapid weight gain and excessive muscle building.   

pregnancy stretch mark


Here, we are discussing how to get rid of pregnancy stretch marks using 100% natural and home remedies. Pregnant ladies often get nightmare that their stretch marks will remain forever. Don’t worry. These easy remedies are really helpful to get rid of visible stretch marks.

  • Using natural oil: Prepare a DIY mixture using a few drops of essential oil (grapeseed oil, lavender oil, avocado oil, rosehip oil, evening primrose oil) with a carrier oil (coconut oil, almond oil, olive oil, castor oil, mustard oil). Now, massage your affected area with this oil and leave it for as long as it is possible. You can wrap around the affected area with a plastic sheet in order to achieve a better result. Apply this twice a day.

This oil massage will increase the hydration level and increases elasticity. It helps to improve scars quickly. The essential oil provides healing component and antioxidants whereas the carrier oil provides hydration and skin nourishment. You can apply Stretch Mark Cream on your required area for a better outcome.

  • Aloe vera: Get an aloe leaf to collect the aloe vera gel from it. You can extract gel from a number of leaves and can store it in a dry and cool place. Also, you can choose any popularly branded aloe vera gel. Apply an adequate quantity of gel to the affected area and gently massage with your fingertips. Massage until your skin completely absorbs it. Don’t wash it away. You should repeat the process at least twice a day on a daily basis. It contains hydration property and also a healing component. But the remedy works for the puberty stretch marks only.
  • Cocoa Butter: take some adequate quantity of cocoa butter and apply on the affected area. You also can use shea butter here. Apply this remedy twice a day. Both the shea butter and cocoa butter are full of saturated and unsaturated fatty acid and our skin quickly absorbs it. They moisturize the skin and repair the damaged cells. Cocoa butter contains vitamin A and E which increases the skin hydration and improves the elasticity. You can make a mixture of these two ingredients together for the post pregnancy skin care treatment.

Oil for Stretch Mark

  • Petroleum jelly: Take some petroleum jelly on your fingertips and massage gently on the affected area for 5-10 minutes. Apply it daily before going to bed. Repeat the procedure every day. Petroleum jelly has occlusive property and thus it locks the hydration and makes your skin hydrated throughout the night and simultaneously heals the stretched and dry skin.
  • Egg whites: Mix 1-2 egg whites in a bowl and beat it well. Now apply the mixture on your affected area with a pastry brush. Let it dry for at least 15-20 minutes. Now, rinse it off with cool water. Don’t forget to apply moisturizer on your skin after washing. Repeat the procedure daily. You can add a few drops of olive oil, almond oil or coconut oil with the egg white mixture to achieve the best result.  

 Is pre pregnancy skin care effective for the pregnant ladies?

Though it is not much required, you still can go for skin care regimen during your pregnancy. But you have to ensure that you are using all natural remedies during this period. Experts say that pre-pregnancy routine is not much necessary because stretch marks cannot be fully avoided. Basically, how much stretch marks you will have, that completely depends on your skin type, how far it extends, genes, how well hydrated your skin is – each and every parameter decides the occurrence of the stretch marks during the pregnancy. But an effective try is always worthy. You can try natural and Ayurvedic skin care regimens during your pregnancy in order to keep your skin hydrated and thus to prevent the changes of developing stretch marks.

Lots of Pre pregnancy Skin Care creams and gels are available in the market. You can pick up any one of them after consulting with your doctor and don’t buy or apply anything without asking your doctor. Otherwise, you can simply depend on the natural therapies such as applying natural oil, aloe vera gel and other herbal ingredients having antioxidants, elasticity and hydration properties present in them.

 Is bio-oil a good option to reduce stretch mark?

Stretch Mark Oil

Bio oil is a popular formula to treat stretch marks. It is a skin treatment where some specific plants extracts and particular vitamins are mixed with oil. Take an adequate quantity of this oil and massage your affected area in a circular motion until the oil is fully absorbed by your skin. Don’t rinse it off. Apply at least twice a day for the best result. You should apply it at least 30 minutes before going to bed and after taking the shower in the daytime. Experts say Bio Oil for Stretch Mark should be used for 3 consecutive months regularly to achieve the desired result.