Stretch Marks

Home Remedies Vs Stretch Mark Creams: Which Is Right For You?

Dr. Deepti Prasad
Medically Reviewed By:

Dr. Deepthi Prasad, MBBS.

Written by Our Editorial Team


Are you not comfortable wearing short clothes because you are insecure in your own skin? Do you also not like the way your skin appears? If yes, then you are not alone. One major concern of the people all around the world is 'unwanted stretch marks.' They are fine lines that appear on the skin when there is a rapid growth or weight gain due to pregnancy, puberty, and sudden weight change. They mostly appear on the abdomen, hips, breast, thighs, buttocks.

We are sure that you must have searched on the Internet "miraculous ways to cure stretch marks". So, here we are getting into the various solutions available to help those seeking confidence in their skin.

Natural Remedies For Stretch Marks And Stretch Mark Creams

While there are ways to treat stretch marks, it is important to keep in mind that you can minimize their appearance but can't remove them. When it comes to stretch mark treatments we have natural remedies and stretch mark creams.

1. Natural Remedies

Natural Remedies

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People tend to seek home remedies for stretch marks because they are budget friendly solutions and can tackle the common skin issues. Some of the natural remedies for stretch marks are:

  • Aloe Vera: Aloe vera has soothing properties. The inner gel of the Aloe vera leaf is applied on the stretch marks and then washed off after 2 to 3 hours.
  • Potato juice: Just like potato juice is used to lighten dark circles it also helps in lightening the stretch marks.
  • Coconut oil: Virgin Coconut oil is gently massaged on the stretch marks, as it helps in hydrating the skin and making it elastic.
  • Egg whites: Egg whites are rich in amino acids and proteins which can help in minimizing the appearance of stretch marks. Whisk the egg whites and apply on the affected area.

These are some natural remedies that offer DIY solutions that anyone can try to reduce the appearance of stretch marks.

2. Stretch Mark Creams

Stretch Mark Creams

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We are sure you must have heard about different types of stretch marks treatment creams available in the market. They are designed to reduce the appearance of stretch marks. These stretch mark creams help in improving the skin texture, elasticity and minimise visibility of stretch marks. Some ingredients of Stretch Mark Creams are:

  • Retinoids: Helps in collagen production.
  • Hyaluronic Acid: It gets into the skin, hydrates and improves skin's appearance.
  • Peptides: Many stretch mark creams have peptides. They are small proteins that help in collagen production.
  • Vitamins: Vitamins like A, C, E are present to improve the skin's health

There are a lot of brands trying to meet the needs of the people but finding the right product can be a little tricky as many solutions fail to live up to the hype.

We recommend using ThriveCo's Stretch Marks Expert, Serum Cream in the early stage of stretch marks to stop them from worsening. It does wonders as it is powered by a groundbreaking Striveover and has all the potential ingredients required that helps in reducing the appearance of old stretch marks and prevention of new stretch marks.

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How Effective Stretch Mark Creams Are When Compared To Natural Remedies?

When it comes to choosing the right stretch mark treatment for your skin, you need to keep in mind which one is effective.

The stretch mark creams are formed through dermatological and scientific research keeping in mind the concern around Stretch Marks. The ingredients that are used in these creams helps in creating Collagen, improving the skin texture and elasticity.

The ingredients such as Retinoids, Hyaluronic acid etc are all present in these creams and can go deeply in the skin because creams are easily absorbed. They provide a more consistent and effortless application method.

Whereas the natural remedies like Aloe Vera, Coconut Oil, Egg Whites, they may not have the same concentrated effect as they lack all the necessary active ingredients.

Why Choose Stretch Mark Creams Over Home Remedies?

Recent studies have shown that home remedies are not very effective. Researchers found that none of the stretch marks fade when people massaged Olive oil, coconut oil, etc.

They realized that the stretch mark creams that contain: Hyaluronic acid, Tretinoin and Retinol, Rosehip oil, seem to offer better results. It is advised to use these creams on the early stretch marks to see noticeable improvement.

When debating between home remedies for stretch marks and stretch mark creams, the choice comes down to personal preferences. Home remedies give natural options. While stretch marks treatment creams like our Stretch Marks Expert Serum Cream offer results that show with regular usage. At the end of the day, the decision is yours and it should be based on your preferences.

About Doctor :

Dr. Deepthi Prasad

Dr. Deepthi Prasad specializes in Dermatology, Cosmetology, and Aesthetic Dermatology and has been practicing for over 15 years. After completing MBBS from Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences Andhra Pradesh in 2009, she earned a MD in Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy from Osmania Medical College in Hyderabad in 2014.




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