Coconut oil is one of the most versatile natural beauty products. It contains free fatty acids (including lauric acid and capric acid) and has antimicrobial, antifungal, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory properties that are all useful in improving the quality and overall appearance of dry, damaged skin. Its fat content moisturizes while its lauric acid protects and softens skin. Furthermore, coconut oil is an antiseptic that helps maintain a healthy pH level in the skin.
Meanwhile, in today’s generation, stretch marks are one of the skin problems that can occur in both men and women. Many of us may wish to attempt to prevent them from occurring or reduce their appearance. Fortunately, consistent topical application of coconut oil on the marks may help reduce the occurrence of stretch marks or speed their healing.
How Coconut Oil Helps With Stretch Mark?
Because coconut oil is highly emollient and can moisturize our skin, the use of it can make our skin more elastic and less prone to stretch marks. The topical application of it enables its lauric acid content to be absorbed by the skin layers, where it may have a positive effect on collagen production. Collagen is important in creating skin elasticity. In fact, collagen is the one that is responsible for making our skin firmer, and wrinkle-free Coconut oil can also be added to our bathwater to silken the skin.
Aside from its anti-inflammatory properties, coconut oil’s anti-fungal, anti-viral, and antimicrobial qualities are also get absorbed by the skin and heal it. It can also shorten the healing time of existing stretch marks and reduce itching associated with the condition by simply hydrating the skin.
Coconut oil can help brighten the skin. Rub it into the skin for soothing and hydrating benefits as well as to prevent and diminish the appearance of stretch marks.
Different Ways Of Using Coconut Oil For Stretch Marks
Aside from applying plain coconut oil on the affected areas, it can also be blended with other ingredients for a more effective result.
Coconut Oil with Salt and Sugar
Create a paste by blending half a cup of coconut oil with 1 cup each of salt and sugar. Rub the paste on the marks for 5 minutes and leave it on for at least 10 minutes. Wash it and pat dry. Apply this remedy daily to see results.
Coconut Oil with Turmeric and Lemon Juice
Mix 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and a teaspoon each of turmeric oil and lemon juice. Rub the mixture on top of the scars and wash it with water after 15 minutes. Apply daily.
Coconut Oil with Olive Oil
Simply blend a few drops of coconut oil and olive oil together then carefully rub it onto the stretch marks until such time that the skin absorbs it. Apply daily.