Aloe vera has long been associated for its ability to heal the skin. You’ll find it in many beauty treatments, lotions, burn creams, and more. That’s what usually gets people wondering if it can help with stretch marks.
Also known as striae, stretch marks can be caused by a number of things but most commonly after giving birth.
Most people hate the way these look on their body and actively seek new ways to get rid of them with medical treatments.
In addition to stretch mark creams, aloe vera can be used as a supplement to help heal the skin, especially if you apply it early on. One of the foremost experts on skincare, the Mayo Clinic, has rated aloe vera products like gel and juice as a “C” on “A” to “F” scale for helping with stretch marks.
This makes the cheap and easily accessible plant an ideal source for healing stretch marks in addition to prescribed creams and bandages.
Applying Aloe Vera Get to Stretch Marks
We have already made a number of articles that show you how to make your own aloe gel. Start by choosing the method that’s most convenient for you and making your own gel at home.
Of course, you can also go out and buy aloe gel at most stores; it’s just a lot cheaper. The reason being that you’ll need to apply aloe gel to the area of your body with stretch marks at least once a day, which can become costly.
To apply the solution, take a fingertip of the gel and rub it gently on your stretch marks, massaging it deeply into the skin.
As an added bonus, you might feel a sense of relief, as fresh stretch marks can be slightly painful. While aloe vera doesn’t heal the damaged skin completely, it has been seen to reduce the visibility of stretch marks considerably and have a soothing sensation to boot.