Apart from coconut oil, you have probably heard of countless methods, recommendations, solutions that someone can take whether they want to prevent, remove or just fade their stretch marks.
If you are currently trying to find one that would work for you, it is understandable that it might be a tad overwhelming. And to make it even better, in many cases it is not always the most expensive one that is the best one, which coconut oil demonstrates very clearly.
What happens first?
When stretch marks start appearing because of sudden stretching of the skin, it gets ripped apart leaving those marks behind. Even though you can only see the marks on the outside(otherwise called epidermis) the real scars are a bit deeper(in your dermis layer).
And while no cream will completely heal the dermis layer, they can do enough so that your epidermis is healed.
And a healed epidermis = no stretch marks.
To do this, it is important that the oil is able to go deep enough to reach the dermis. When the dermis is healed, it also begins healing the upper layer and while it will never really heal itself completely, the epidermis can be healed over time, in many cases to its former glory.
What does Coconut Oil do to help with this?
Well, one of the great benefits of coconut oil is that compared to some other homemade treatments, this oil can absorb a bit deeper, so the chances of it having a positive effect on your stretch marks is much much higher.
This makes it a decent prevention and removal product for stretch marks, while even some creams only do one thing at a time, but rarely both.
It is also a bit longer to last in your drawer (meaning it does not go bad as fast), so you can buy it once, and pretty much store it forever (not really, but you get the point).
Other than stretches it has numerous other benefits such as
- moisturizing benefits
- heals other skin conditions (burns for example)
- has a great effect when massaged into your hair scalp
What this means is that even if you are using it for removal/prevention of scars, its other effects will more than make up for the cost, even if it does not show satisfactory results for you.
Its seems good, but is it worth it?
Its cost rivals the other cheaper products, varying anywhere from 15 – 40 $, making this a great candidate for the “just try it, its not expensive” approach.
Also, one big reason why you may want to try it, is because this oil is also used for cooking, and using it as a substitute for other, less healthy oils is a great idea. Chances are that you already have it somewhere in your house. If not, the nearest convenience store that has it, isn’t too far.
- If you do decide to buy it, apply it once per day only. Any more and you won’t really get any difference of improvement, your skin can only do so much at once.
- The recommended time to apply it is after the shower when your skin is cleaned and best at absorbing it.
- Now for the amount, just add a decent amount (use your judgement here, as if you have oily skin, applying a lot of coconut oil will take ages to absorb) to your skin and apply it using a circular motion, massaging it into the skin.
The massage will speed up its absorption, so you can get back into your daily routine as soon as possible.
All in all, coconut oil has not only medically, but also by reviews shown that it can be a good enough solution for many people who have stretch marks. Thus making you satisfied with your body once again. Just be careful to not be disappointed if nothing happens, as this is always a possibility when using homemade treatments.