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The Best Natural Remedies to Remove Stretch Marks - Removing Stretch Marks Without Stretch Mark Removal Cream and Laser

Updated on June 11, 2013
Many people wonder - How do I get rid of stretch marks?
Many people wonder - How do I get rid of stretch marks?

Getting Rid of Stretch Marks

Stretch marks are a burdon for many women, or even men. Stretch marks are a type of skin scarring with a different colour to the rest of the skin, usually a deep purple or pink. The cause of stretch marks stems from the tearing of the dermis, which is the layer of skin between the epidermis. When the skin loses its elasticity, it is forced to tear the dermis which then results in the unfortunate skin abnormality.

Hundreds of thousands of pounds are spent every year on products that claim to rid of stretch marks, and often, these products don't do what they claim. This can be distressing for those who suffer from stretch marks, because it can cost a lot of money and leave a person feeling deflated and self conscious.

If you suffer with stretch marks, you will understand the feeling of wanting to slip into your summer bikini but being too afraid and frustrated to do so because of the marks on your skin. Well fear no more. There are possible ways to get rid of stretch marks and even erase them completely with natural methods that anyone can try.

The effect stretch marks create on the skin.
The effect stretch marks create on the skin.

Prevention Tips - Cure for Stretch Marks

As well as discovering how to remove stretch marks altogether, it's important to understand how to prevent them from occurring in the first place. Most people will develop lots of stretch marks around the tummy, breast and bottom area when pregnant, due to the amount of weight and pressure the skin experiences. Other reasons for stretch marks may be due to weight gain, weight loss, muscle gain and muscle loss.

This does not mean that every single person who loses or gains weight during pregnancy or for any other matter will develop stretch marks. The elasticity in a person's skin will differ, and so others may be luckier than those who suffer from it immensely.

How to Get Rid of Stretch Marks Naturally

- Keep the skin moisturised. This allows the skin to stay elasticated and hydrated.

- Add bio oil to your bathwater or apply it to your body regularly.

- Massage your skin. This increases blood circulation and keeps the skin bouncy.

- Eat a healthy diet. This is obvious but indulging can often cause the skin to stretch.

Natural Remedies to Remove & Reduce Stretch Marks

The following remedies include ingredients that can be fond in your home or at your local supermarket. When used regularly and appropriately, stretch marks will be significantly reduced or even removed completely.

Lemon Body Rub

For this you'll need:

  • 1 Freshly cut lemon
  • Some form of moisturising/toning lotion
  • Vitamin E body lotion
  • Skin elasticity body lotion
  • Baby oil or bio oil with vitamin E

(These products are available in various brands, any is suitable.)

Rub the lemon across the entire affected area, leaving any pulp residue on the skin. Mix the lotions and oils together and apply an even layer to the skin. Rub the lemon over the skin once more and leave on for 1-2 hours. Repeatedly, this proves a great remedy.

Passion Fruit Extract

Passion fruit penetrates deep into the dermal layers of the skin and when the insides are scraped out and applied to affected areas, the skins elasticity improves and the skin will become soft.

Sea Salt Scrub

Sea salt scrub not only nourishes the skin but ti works deep down to improve the overall elasticity and remove skin impurities. Stretch marks tend to fade over time with this natural method. To maker your own you'll need:

  • Some sea salt
  • Olive oil
  • Essential oils to fragrance

Mix the ingredients together and apply to the skin before bed.

Grape Seed Oil

Full of antioxidants and moisturisers, this method improves skin discoloration and diminishes any stretch mark effects. Grape oil can be purchased online or in a health store.

Cocoa Butter

If you suffer with stretch marks there is no doubt that you've already tried cocoa butter for it's moisturising properties and stretch mark prevention. If it has not worked, you are not using it enough. Apply it daily and add a drop to your running bath.

Olive Oil

Everyone has olive oil in their kitchen somewhere, so take some in a small bowl and with a towel underneath you, slap a layer onto the skin. Moisturise it in with circular motions. This natural method is good for removing stretch marks and preventing them, so you can't lose.

Foods That Reduce & Remove Stretch Marks

Foods play a big part in our image. The healthier our diet, the healthier we will look. Eating certain foods can help to improve your skins moisture and its agility.

Zinc Rich Foods

Eating foods rich in zinc helps to strengthen the connective tissue that holds the skin together. Zinc is required for collagen production and is a component in the functioning of enzymes that helps to repair body wounds. Foods rich in zinc include:

  • Fish
  • Turkey
  • Brazil nuts
  • Oysters
  • Sesame seeds
  • Dark chocolate and cocoa powder
  • Watermelon seeds
  • Lamb
  • Peanuts

Vitamin Rich Foods

Everyone needs their vitamins, but do you get a variety of them? The skin needs vitamins A, C and E to help the skin flourish and fight off stretch marks. Foods like this include:

  • Carrots, blueberries, sweet potatoes (Vitamin C)
  • Dairy products, avocados, sunflower seeds (Vitamin A and E)


Whether you drink water, squash, tea or coffee, your skin needs the hydration of water to stay moitsurised and hydrated. This in effect reduces the chances of getting stretch marks.

Protein Rich Foods

Stretch mark development is hard to avoid when you don't have the right amount of protein in your diet. Get your source of protein with the following foods:

  • Soy beans
  • Meats
  • Turkey
  • Eggs
  • Chicken Breast
  • Tuna

Implement these changes into your lifestyle with the right food, hydration and skin remedies and you'll surely see some beneficial results that will boost your confidence and rid the memories of suffering with those dreaded stretch marks!

If you'd like to find out more about stretch marks, take a look here.

Cosmetic Stretch Mark Removal


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      Tejaswini 3 years ago

      Very nice i was searching for this tips.Thank you let me try

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      brandasaur 6 years ago from Planet X

      Im thinking of going to a Derma to ask about products to reduce my nasty stretchmarks. But i think I might try these natural products first.. I really regret drinking enough water and moisturizing my skin when i was just pregnant. Sigh :(

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      Sushiana 6 years ago

      I really enjoyed this tips, thanks a lot i'll go try them and see if it works

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      Paula Andrea, MA 6 years ago from www.mode of cosmic

      I really enjoyed this post. I am so glad to meet and follow you. I ran into on RedGage. Hope to read more of your work. Best to you, always.

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      Husky1970 6 years ago

      Very useful information delivered in an excellent hub. Although I do not believe I have ever had any stretch marks, the dietary tips are still quite useful. Any tips for dealing with sciatica? HaHa!

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      Charlotte B Plum 6 years ago

      Thank you for sharing all these useful nuggets!

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      northweststarr 6 years ago from Washington State

      Voted up and useful! Diet control is always a useful tool in any skin problem issue.

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      nessa282 6 years ago from Brunei Darussalam

      Thanks for the tips!