Stretch marks occur in both the sexes when there is a sudden gain or loss in weight or some form of growth that stretches the skin. Visible red marks occur on the arms, breasts, back, abdomen, buttock, hip and thigh as the elastic fibres of our skin get torn from the weight changes. These marks primarily occur during puberty and pregnancy. They also occur in obese people as well as on bodybuilders. Over time, the scars fade from a dark colour to something paler.
Mentioned below are some of the natural remedies available to reduce such scars.
1. Coconut oil Oil extracted from Cocos nucifera cannot make older stretch marks go away, but if applied on fresh scars, it can dull them. Coconut oil contains vitamin E and K which rejuvenates skin cells, while the oil’s anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties provide additional benefit to the skin.
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