Want To Get Rid Of Stretch Marks Effectively? Try These Oils

Stretch marks are a type of scar that develops when your skin shrinks or stretches quickly. The sudden change causes the elastic and collagen to rupture. Stretch marks appear as the skin heals. 

Everyone doesn’t develop stretch marks, and fluctuating hormone levels play a key role. You might even have a higher risk if your family has a history of stretch marks. 

Some of the common causes of stretch marks are:

  • Pregnancy
  • Growth spurts, which happen during puberty 
  • Rapid weight gain or loss 
  • Weight training when you have rapid muscle growth

common causes of stretch marks

Another reason might be the application of corticosteroids to your skin. You might see stretch marks if you have Marfan syndrome or Cushing’s disease. 

When stretch marks appear, they look purple, red, pink, dark brown, or reddish-brown. The color of the stretch marks depends on the color of your skin. Early stretch marks may feel itchy, and they’ll be slightly raised. With time, the color fades, and the stretch marks sink beneath the skin. If you run your finger over a stretch mark that has been there a long time, you’ll see a slight depression. 

You can protect yourself against the marks by following a few simple rules during your regular skincare routine. 

  • Remember the benefit of a regular massage. Use Ayurvedic body oil and rub it into your skin daily. It will help to prevent the formation of stretch marks. 
  • Keep your skin and body nourished and moisturized from the outside and within. It would help if you ate a balanced diet, drank lots of water, and may even take supplements to decrease the risk of stretch marks. 
  • When you spot some worrying skin changes, you must act immediately. Fresh stretch marks are much easier to eliminate than mature ones. You can use oils to get rid of fresh stretch marks. 

But, if visible stretch marks have made a permanent home on your skin, it is not a lost cause. It may take more time to get rid of mature stretch marks than fresh ones, but it is possible to reduce those marks. You can even get back the elasticity of your skin. Continue reading to know the best oils you can use to reduce your stretch marks effectively. 

Getting Rid Of Stretch Marks: 6 Oils For Best Results 

Oils are natural treatments for getting rid of stretch marks and other skin problems. KMP Ayurvedic has nature-derived oils that can do wonders for your skin. Check out the list of oils that can keep stretch marks away from your gorgeous body. 

Almond Oil 

almond oil increases moisture levels

For removal or anti-stretch mark routine, unrefined, cold-pressed almond oil is a favorite. It is one of the most popular choices among women expecting a baby or planning a pregnancy. By applying it regularly to skin areas exposed to stretch marks, you can revitalize your skin and add elasticity. The oil will even help to enhance the natural density of the skin. 

A good quality sweet almond oil increases moisture levels, enhances collagen production, delivers nutrients to the skin, repairs skin, brightens discolored skin, stimulates the cell renewal process, ensures more bounce and elasticity, and smoothes out skin. 

Argan Oil

Argan oil makes a very anti-stretch mark routine

Argan oil makes a very anti-stretch mark routine. The oil stimulates healing and repair of the skin and has antioxidant effects, and it boosts skin elasticity, and protects skin against factors that may worsen stretch marks. Furthermore, argan oil stimulates the metabolism of cells and triggers collagen production. You need to apply argan oil regularly and rub it into skin areas exposed to stretch marks. Massage the oil in a circular motion. 

Coconut Oil 

Coconut oil makes for a good body massage oil in India

Coconut oil makes for a good body massage oil in India. It is easily available and believed to solve every skin problem. The oil is filled with vitamins E, B, and C. It also has minerals like magnesium, calcium, and potassium that helps to enhance skin elasticity and make skin feel nourished. Coconut oil acts as a protective shield that locks in moisture, and hydration is extremely important for getting rid of stretch marks. 

Bitter Orange Oil 

bitter orange oil for skin

Bitter orange essential oil is extracted from the bitter orange fruit’s peel. A study showed the oil might condition and tone the skin and prevent skin fragility. These actions may potentially decrease the appearance of stretch marks.  

People with sensitive skin might experience irritation after using bitter orange oil. It might also result in photo-sensitivity in people with light skin. 

Lavender Oil

Lavender Oil boosts skin elasticity

Lavender essential oil stimulates skin micro-circulation and boosts skin elasticity. You can use lavender oil with other oils on the list and massage it onto your skin. 

Wheat Sprout Oil

Wheat Sprout Oil enhances skin repair

Wheat sprout oil is not very popular when reducing stretch marks, but it enhances skin repair and helps to make the skin firm. The oil is high in vitamin E and lecithin, and the oil is typically used for massage. 

Macadamia Oil 

You can use macadamia nut oil if you see stretch marks forming on your skin. It is a natural cosmetic and made of valuable fatty acids, and it has antioxidant properties, and when rubbed into the skin, the oil helps restore elasticity. It even has an anti-cellulite effect that women swear by. 

Wrapping Up

No woman enjoys adorning stretch marks on their body if they can help it. By rubbing any one or a combination of the oils mentioned above, you can help reduce those stretch marks and even promote skin healing. If you regularly include those oils in your skincare routine, your skin will thank you for it, as it’ll feel soft, smooth, and hydrated. 

So, get started and ensure a proper skincare routine is in place, which you’ll diligently follow. 

Some Common Myths About Hair

It is very likely that you have heard them all, or at least some of them since childhood. Those little pieces of advice on how you should or should not take care of your hair, which are, more often than not, followed blindly in good faith without any questions being asked, are not always the most dependable. 

The truth is, there are numerous rumours and scientifically unfounded beliefs around hair, such as how certain actions, or the avoidance of said actions can cause problems for your hair. We say, in our technologically advanced world, where pretty much every piece of information is available to us at our fingertips, it is important to keep yourself aware of the facts and updated with the latest scientific research.

This blog deals with the various myths about hair. Even if you have a rigorous hair care routine and apply Ayurvedic hair oil products regularly, it is always useful to be armed with the truth. Let’s dive straight into it!

  • Frequent Haircuts Result In Faster And More Enhanced Hair Growth

Frequent Haircuts Result

One of the most common myths about hair growth is that cutting your hair frequently will make it grow faster. The truth, however, is that it does not matter how frequently you cut your hair, your hair will continue to grow at the same rate regardless of whether you have a haircut once every month, or once every year. This is because hair growth occurs at the scalp. Trimming your hair regularly will help to prevent split ends and hair breakage. You can help to make sure your hair looks healthy and strong by getting a light trim done every six to eight weeks.

  • Plucking Out A Strand Of Grey Hair Will Cause The Growth Of More Grey Hair

It is often said by many out of apprehension that if there is one strand of grey hair, plucking it out will cause more grey hair strands to appear. The good news is, it will not. The colour of your hair is due to the presence of a pigment called melanin. As long as your body continues to produce melanin, your hair will retain its natural colour. When the pigment cells in your hair follicles stop producing melanin, only then will your hair turn grey or white.

  • Frequently Wearing Headgear (Such As A Cap, Hat Or Helmet) Will Cause An Increase In Hairfall

Sometimes, people who wear a cap or a hat or a helmet are often warned that excessive wearing of such headgear will cause a higher rate of hair fall. Wearing any headgear will not by itself result in your hair coming out of the hair follicles. However, the only situations which could cause hair fall is if a cap or a hat is worn tightly, resulting in a high amount of friction on the scalp, in turn causing hair pull.

  • Frequent Brushing Of Hair Makes Hair Look Healthier

People are often under the misconception that the more one’s hair is brushed, the healthier it will look. Unfortunately, brushing your hair more frequently than is actually necessary will result in greater hair damage. This is because the process of brushing pulls out hair that is not ready to fall off. Excessive brushing is also often seen to break healthy hair and accelerate hair loss. We therefore recommend that you brush your hair gently, but only for the purpose of styling your hair, and not for the stimulation of your scalp.

  • Shampooing Causes Hair Fall

Sometimes, people are hesitant to use shampoo out of the fear of it causing hair fall. Shampooing will not result in hair fall, just like it will not bring about an increased rate of hair growth. Shampooing is a process that helps to cleanse the hair and remove dirt and dust. It is necessary to keep your hair clean and healthy.

  • Shaving Your Head Will Result In Faster And Thicker Hair Growth

Often, people who complain of hair fall are erroneously encouraged to go completely bald. Hair grows from the healthy follicles in your scalp. Shaving off your hair completely will, therefore, not result in your hair growing in greater numbers or at a faster rate. Additionally, the hair that regrows will not be thicker either.

  • Stress Causes Greying Of Hair

Many people are seen to believe that stress leads to the greying of hair. This is not true, as greying of hair is a genetic phenomenon. As mentioned earlier, the colour of your hair depends on the production of melanin by the pigment cells in your hair follicles. As of today, there is no scientifically proven evidence that greying of hair can be attributed to stress, even though stress is known to cause other undesirable effects on your health.

  • People With Greasy Hair Should Skip Conditioning Their Hair

It is also erroneously believed sometimes that greasy hair is caused due to the application of hair conditioner. This is not true, as conditioning your hair does not cause greasy hair. Greasy hair happens when there is excess sebum – which is a type of oil that the human body produces naturally – produced by the tissues in the scalp resulting in an increased buildup of it on the hair strands. In such a situation, shampooing properly, along with conditioning, is not only acceptable, but strongly recommended. Shampooing and conditioning help to hydrate, cleanse and nourish your hair. 

  • Sleep Does Not Affect Hair

While most people would not consider sleep as a factor, it can indeed affect your hair. This is because sleep affects how some of your body hormones are secreted, and this is why having a good sleep cycle is important. There is a hormone that the human body produces, called melatonin, and this hormone helps your body to regulate sleep, and it has also been seen to accelerate the growth of hair. If there is a decrease in the levels of melatonin in your body, it may so happen that you experience hair loss. 

These are some of the most popular misconceptions about hair. To keep your hair healthy, well nourished and strong, we recommend applying hair oils in addition to your preexisting hair care routine. The use of Ayurvedic amla hair oil as well as other beneficial hair care products such as coconut hair oil can help to keep your hair in the best shape.