Whether they’re caused by rapid weight gain, pregnancy, or growth spurts, stretch marks are very common. Caused by a tearing of the dermis, they’re considered a type of scar because the composition of the damaged skin in stretch marks is the same in other types of scars.
Though stretch marks are unlikely to fade to an extent where they can’t be seen, there are plenty of natural ways to reduce their visibility and support skin health in the process. Ranging from rosehip oil to lemon juice, there is no shortage of options to choose from. Here are 6 natural ways to help reduce their appearance or prevent them in the first place.
Holding a unique combination of fatty acids, it’s no wonder rosehip oil is a favoured component of many natural skincare products. The ingredient helps to hydrate, protect, lessen inflammation and reduce hyper-pigmentation on the skin. These effects work to lighten stretch marks and scars to reduce their visibility.