Are there any ayurvedic remedies that help reduce stretch marks?
I would like to recommend Mustela StretchMark Cream. I like the light smell and not very oily. Also, it is made of natural ingredients and doesn't contain chemicals (no parabens, phthalates, phenoxyethanol, bisphenols A and S, ca eine and alcohol). The main ingredient is Avocado peptides, which help to increase skin's elasticity. Also, it is safe to be used during breastfeeding. You can purchase it online here and it costs about $60 for 250ml. http://www.pupsikstudio.com/mustela-maternite-stretch-marks-prevention-cream-fragrance-free-250ml.html I used Clarins Oil during my first pregnancy, and Mustela for my 2nd and 3rd pregnancies. So far I do not have any stretchmark on my belly. The reason I switched to Mustela is partly because Clarins Oil is too oily for me. Some tips to share when applying any brand of stretchmark cream/oil: - apply right after shower so the skin can absorb it faster - apply in circular motion on the belly and gently massage it (not too hard) - apply on thighs too as the areas will get stretchmarks due to expansion.Read more
- Applying kumkumadi lepam, turmeric rubbed with ksheerabala oil help to reduce stretch marks. - Moisturizing your skin daily with natural moisturizers like cocoa butter, almond oil, Vitamin E oil and lavender oil improves the elasticity and appearance of skin. - Aloe Vera gel - Neem leaves can be used in bathwater or grinded into a paste which can be applied directly to the affected areas or even consumed orally to eliminate stretch marks. - SandalwoodRead more
I use coconut oil mixed in with a few drops of grapefruit essential oil; the oils help to moisturise the skin and provide it with healthy nutrients to fade the marks and regenerate the skin. You can get grapefruit oil here: http://www.iherb.com/now-foods-essential-oils-grapefruit-1-fl-oz-30ml/934?rcode=njz395 and coconut oil here: http://www.iherb.com/source-naturals-100-organic-virgin-coconut-oil-15-fl-oz-443-ml/5560?rcode=njz395Read more