How can Aloe Vera Treat Stretch Marks?

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November 23, 2010

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How can Aloe Vera Treat Stretch Marks?

Before anyone tackles the problem of stretch mark removal they should familiarize themselves with what a stretch mark actually is. As the name suggests they are formed by the skin stretching and over time losing its elastic qualities. This loss of elasticity is cause by damage to the dermal layer of the skin. This central part of the skin wall is stretched most when a woman is pregnant because the growth is so rapid, but stretch marks are a problem that people of both sexes suffer from.

How can Aloe Vera Treat Stretch Marks?

Well it’s helpful to know that Aloe Vera is packed full of vitamins and minerals which on their own is good for you. That is why it is widely used in skin care industry. Many mole removal creams contain aloe vera. Of course there are lots of things that are good for you and rubbing them on your skin will often be of no benefit. The reason Aloe Vera is good for stretch marks is that it contains plant collagen which can nourish the skin by penetrating deep in to the affected areas.

How to Use Aloe Vera?

The good thing about using Aloe Vera is that you only have to apply the cream around once a day. The best time for this to happen is in the morning when you wake up. The moisturizing qualities of Aloe Vera means that the cream is cold and wet going on but it is not on the surface for long as the skin soaks it up and it is carried it to the problem layer.

How Long before My Stretch Marks are Gone?

This really does vary on the severity of the stretch marks that you are treating. As with all things, prevention is much better than treatment. If you apply Aloe Vera to areas that are experiencing Stretching then you will stop a lot of the damage from becoming noticeable. If however you are trying to repair damage that has been caused over years then you could find that you have to apply the cream for months.

Are there Any Side Effects to Using Aloe Vera?

In the vast majority of cases there is never any problem with using Aloe Vera as a skin treatment. This is because it is really a natural product and often contains no chemicals in the skin cream. There are occasions though where a person may be allergic to the plant that the Aloe Vera is harvested from. On very rare occasions, itchiness of the area where the cream has been applied but as it contains lots of immune boosting qualities even these can be short term side effects.

If I’m Allergic to One Cream, Will I Be Allergic to Them All?

Not necessarily because there are over 240 types of Aloe Vera that come from continents all over the world. Being allergic to one plant or one set of plant derivatives doesn’t mean that you are automatically going to be allergic to the others.


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(9) Readers Comments

  1. Shrilata
    November 4, 2011 at 3:15 am

    Hi Stephanie, thanks for visiting my blog :). This website is really wonderful and gonna help females alot. Like you even i am a big Aloe Vera fan. Thanks again and hope we see around each other very often. Have a good day :)

  2. angel
    January 3, 2012 at 4:31 am

    hi good day! i am really having problems with my stretchmarks and i would like to try this aloe vera. do i need to buy an aloe vera cream? or i'll be using aloe vera itself? thanks..

  3. Amanda Sookermany
    January 19, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Do i have to buy the cream or can i use aloe vera plant?

  4. Jordynn
    March 29, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    I have really bad stretch marks on my breast... There are a lot on my thighs and butt too. The ones on my breast are dark and purple and they sink in. My thighs and butt are the same way. Where can I find this stuff at? I'm desperate!

  5. Rachel
    April 12, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Will the natural aloe vera plant work just as well as the aloe vera creams? Or should I buy the cream

  6. Eengg
    April 17, 2012 at 3:56 am

    Thank you for the helpful tip. One question though , do I have to use the plant or purchase an aloe vera cream?

  7. Treezy
    April 21, 2012 at 8:03 am

    I have kinda the same question. Do you just buy regular aloe vera, or is there a certain cream... ive had stretchmarks on my inner thys sence 7th grade.. Now that im getting older I have gotten them on my butt and my hips too... Plz help! :-) thnx

  8. Kayla
    May 17, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    I have the same question as the rest. Can I use the aloe plant or is it better to buy an aloe vera cream or lotion?

  9. Daniel
    May 21, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Although, aloe vera creams and gels are very effective, using it fresh from the plant works the best.

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