Skin Care

Homemade Stretch Mark Cream

Stretch marks, in the medical community is known as striae, they are scars caused by tears in the collagen and elastin fibers of the dermis layer of the skin, says a cosmetic dermatologist in NYC.

They are often caused by a variety of factors which could be puberty in teenagers, rapid weight fluctuations, pregnancy, bodybuilding, and/or genetics.

These marks initially appear as red or purple lines on the breasts, arms, hips, thighs, buttocks and abdomen.

With time, these stretch marks fade and leave a white scar-like appearance.

Which is why we’ll be looking at how to remove these scars

Ingredients

1/4 C cocoa butter

1 Tablespoon wheat germ oil

1 teaspooon light sesame seed oil

1 teaspoon apricot kernel oil

1 teaspoon vitamin E oil

2 teaspoons grated beeswax

1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)

Directions

Mix together all ingredients except the vanilla extract.

Heat the mixture gently until the cocoa butter and beeswax have melted; stir well.

Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract, if desired. Allow to cool completely.

Store in a clean jar with a tight-fitting lid. Massage into your skin.

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