Exercises to Help Get Rid of Stretch Marks

Stretch Marks
An example of a stretch mark on the shoulder area of a male.

Almost every woman and a great number of men have to face the problem of stretch marks . These stretch marks are basically caused due to the stretching of the dermis layer, many reasons are behind these stubborn marks such as genetic, puberty, gaining or losing weight too fast and of course, pregnancy.

Without any doubt it is to say that no one would like them to stay for long. If you are among those who are worried about the large area that is covered by the stretch marks and believe that they look unsightly, you shouldn’t fret about it at all, as there are many ways of getting rid of them. Many herbs, foods, oils and other home remedies which are mentioned below, can positively affect any particular area. Although there is no proof for the positive results of the natural remedies, it might be because every individual has a tendency of their own to react to different kinds of treatments, however if one does not get the desired results they can go for other options which are cosmetic surgeries, laser therapies or medications.

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Getting Rid of Stretch Marks Through Exercise

Although, exercising cannot vanish these stubborn marks but they sure can help in restraining their growth. If a pregnant woman exercises, she is going to be less susceptible to later face weight issues, and through exercising skin will be tighter with proper blood circulation, which would obviously decrease the chances of having stretch marks. Few main exercises that would help are as follows:

  • T-pushups, for tightening of your chest and core muscles.
  • Bending your knees towards your head while lying down, tightening your thigh muscles.
  • Lateral leg circles, for your thighs and hips.
  • Leg pelvic thrust, for tightening of your muscles around your buttocks and glutes.
  • Swinging legs by supporting your upper body with something, for buttocks and glutes.

To aid in your worries, following are some very effective tips which you can follow:

If you want to get rid of these marks sooner, you would want to get a hold on to the different oils which are a lot effective.

  • -Castor oil, which is considered to be beneficial for the treatment of different skin problems, can be utilized.
  • -Olive oil, being rich in antioxidants and nutrients is used for many skin disorders.
  • -Oils like Lavender Oil, Almond Oil, and Chamomile Oil are high in vitamins which is what your body needs in order to get rid of those marks.

If any of these oils are heated t and massages are given to the affected area for 10-15 minutes, positive results can be obtained. But make sure it is consistent and done every other day.

Make water your partner, since it contains oxygen it will detoxify your skin pores. Water keeps your skin well hydrated and helps fight stretch marks. You should consume 8-10 glasses of water everyday for good results.

Eat more green vegetables, as they contain vitamin K in abundance. This is very promising for recovering the dermis layer and removing your stretch marks. Add vegetables like cabbage, spring onions, pickled cucumber and other vegetables that contain vitamin K in your diet.

By applying or massaging different herbal mixtures one can get what is desired, although these home remedies take longer time but do have greater contribution in removing the stretch marks.

Cosmetic camouflage, cosmetic surgeries, laser therapies are rarely recommended as they are quite expensive, other than that they are quite effective and useful.

We hope that you will be able to fight stretch marks better. It should be mentioned that the treatment to a great extent depends on where these marks are, abdomen or shoulder etc.

Another symptom of aging many people complain about is talked about on our next entry – under eye puffiness.

Exercises to Help Get Rid of Stretch Marks
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