People can develop stretch marks on legs, buttocks, abdomen and the upper torso. Of these different areas, stretch marks on legs are some of the more noticeable scars but there are a number of treatments that can help to prevent, reduce or remove these scars from your legs. Here are 8 of them you should try.
1. Focus On Weight Loss
Women who have recently given birth often find that an easy solution to get rid of stomach, buttocks, and leg stretch marks is to lose the extra weight that they gained during their pregnancy. This can be accomplished through the usual means; regular exercise and eating a nutritious, low calorie diet. People who have stretch marks due to being obese can also use this solution.
2. Skin Strengthening Diets
Smart diet plans are an important holistic treatment for any skin condition, including stretch marks. Foods that have a high antioxidant and fatty acid content help the body and the skin to fight against damage from free radical molecules and toxins. That gives the skin the nutrients that it needs to be able to repair damage quickly and effectively. Some examples of foods that provide these benefits are products made from whole grains, beans, peas & legumes, cold water fish, lean meats, and of course, fresh fruits and vegetables.
3. Daily Supplements
A nutritional supplement taken every day will ensure that essential vitamins and minerals — those of which are EXTREMELY beneficial to the skin — are available & delivered to the skin. The foods we eat often lack what the skin needs to effectively fight off these nasty scars. These daily supplements correct that issue.
4. Staying Hydrated
Healthy skin needs to be well hydrated so it stays flexible and supple. That said, drinking a good amount of water every day is important! You might think this is too simple of a remedy for stretch marks — and in many ways, it is. However, you’d be surprised at the sheer number people who are NOT getting enough water each day.
5. Simple Leg Exercises
Light stretching exercises can help to break down scar tissue in stretch marks and increase circulation to help nutrient delivery to the skin. Exercise firms and tone muscles while burning off unwanted weight, all of which reduces the appearance of these nasty scars.
6. Leg Massages
Massage can help to reduce and remove stretch marks in two ways. The massaging action increases the flow of blood in the area and that means that more beneficial nutrients reach the skin. The pressure that is exerted by the masseuse (or by you if you’re using home methods) can also help by breaking up scar tissue so it can be removed.
7. Exfoliating Treatments
Removing a thin layer of the skin through exfoliation helps to reduce the size and visibility of these scars and will eventually remove them altogether. It also cleanses dead skin cells from the surface of the skin so that it breathes better and is more able to protect itself from damage.
8. Natural Oils, Creams, & Gels
Numerous natural and holistic essential oils, creams and lotions are available that have been proven to be efficient, safe and inexpensive ways to get rid of stretch marks anywhere on the body — including the legs. These holistic creams can moisturize the skin for better elasticity and flexibility, exfoliate scar tissue and help to rejuvenate the skin if they contain natural body proteins such as elastin and collagen.