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Remedies for Scars and Stretch Marks
by Tony Isaacs
Before opting for cosmetic surgery, chemical peels or botox, consider these safer options:
Applying and massaging lavender oil directly on scars helps them fade and in time can completely eliminate scars. Lavender oil also helps newer injuries heal faster with the application of lavender oil.
Take finely ground, powder-like, coffee and mix it with one of the oils mentioned here. Rub into scars for about 60 seconds and wipe off the coffee grounds with a warm moist towel. Do this about twice a day if possible. You should see noticeable results in a few weeks. This remedy is especially good for stretch mark scars.
Olive Oil, Vitamin E oil. To help prevent stretch marks while you are pregnant, put olive oil and vitamin E on all areas that could be affected by stretch marks twice a day, after a shower and before going to bed.
Use castor oil, plastic wrap and a heating pad. Note: Be sure to use only food grade plastic wrap that contains no bisphenol A, a dangerous substance found in many plastics. Rub plenty of castor oil on the scars and then wrap it with plastic wrap. Place a heating pad turned on as high a setting as you can comfortably stand and leave on for 20 to 25 minutes. You may see noticeable results in as little as a week or so.
Flaxseed oil is a great way to fade scars and stretch marks. You can buy it at any health food store. Also great for new scars, helps to heal them faster and the scar will not be as noticeable. Rub the flaxseed oil on old scars and stretch marks after you shower and once more before going to bed. On new scars, rub in a few times a day.
Virgin, unrefined hempseed oil. Use once or twice a day and you should see improvement and fading within a few weeks.
Olive Oil. Apply Olive oil (100% extra virgin) to scars and stretch marks at least twice a day. Within a week you should start to see scars and stretch marks starting to fade.
Vitamin K. Apply Vitamin K cream topically to stretch marks or other scars (this vitamin is not normally taken orally except through a physician). Depending on the severity of your stretch marks or scars, skin type and activity levels, you will see results in as little as 8-14 days to 6-8 weeks when used twice daily. Major food sources for Vitamin K include green leafy vegetables, such as spinach, green cabbage, kale, Swiss chard, turnip greens, broccoli, tomatoes, liver and lean meats and dairy products
Vitamin E. Buy vitamin E in gel caps and take a needle and poke a hole in a few of them. Squeeze the liquid out and rub it on your stretch marks or scars
Strivectin. Though not a home or herbal remedy, the commercial product Strivectin is one of the best scar, stretchmark and wrinkle relievers found anywhere. Awesome results in 8-10 weeks.
The new oleander-based product NeriumAd has beaten Strivectin in side-by-side comparisons, has more natural-friendly ingredents and may be the best product available for scars, uneven skin, stretchmarks and wrinklesl
Grapeseed extract, jojoba and almond oil are all effective scar treatments, especially when combined together.
Colloidal Silver. Colloidal silver is especially good on healing wounds. It aids in tissue repair and can result in significantly lessened scarring.
Massaging your scars often and consistently will help
break up the fibrous tissue and can be especially
effective when combined with one of the oils mentioned