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As the body develops quickly – if it be due to pregnancy, body building, growth spurts, or simply your normal weight gain – it stretches the skin and causes tearing and other damage in the upper 3 layers; the epidermis, dermis and subcutaneous. This damage results in scars called stretch marks. These scars are unsightly anywhere on the body but stretch marks on thighs can be especially bothersome because of their location and ease of visibility.

Light to Moderate Exercise

Light stretching exercises can be useful in treating stretch marks on thighs as they can help break down the scar tissue which makes them visible. It’s important to bear in mind that more intense exercises such as squats using weights may actually result in stretch marks if the legs develop muscle quickly. Keep a mild to moderate speed.

Skin Exfoliation Treatments

Exfoliation works well anywhere on the body but may be especially good at eliminating stretch marks on thighs. The thighs have a thick covering of the skin and dermis layers of the epidermis in addition to a subcutaneous fat layer which is thicker than on most areas of the body. That allows for more vigorous exfoliation techniques than would be wise on different areas of skin.

Exfoliating twice per day using a powerful cleanser and an abrasive applicator can remove a thin layer of dead skin cells and scar tissue which will, over time, significantly reduce stretch mark visibility. Applying a natural moisturizing lotion after exfoliation is a good, and highly recommended, thought.

Terapia de masaje

Massage is a well known holistic way of reducing and eliminating these hideous scars. Because the thighs have thick layers of skin massage techniques using far-more-than-normal pressure may be utilized to induce the scar tissue to split up. The massaging action also increases the flow of blood to the area and helps to deliver nutrients to the skin which protect it and fix damage.

Modify Your Diet

Eating a nutritious diet that includes all the nutrients, vitamins and minerals that the body and skin need is an effective holistic approach to eliminate stretch marks on thighs. A nutritious diet has plenty of fatty acids and antioxidants that protect skin from toxins and other harmful factors and make it better able to repair itself.

Good food for your skin’s wellbeing include things like fresh produce, cold water fish, beans, peas, and legumes, foods made from whole grains, in addition to small portions of lean meats. Additionally it is important to drink lots of water so the skin remains properly hydrated.

Regular Supplements

Healthy skin requires a significant number of different nutrients so as to remain flexible and be able to fix stretch mark scars efficiently. Many of the vitamins such as A, C, and E can be gotten through great dietary nutrition but others such as vitamin K and the mineral zinc can be tricky to get enough of. Because of this, taking a daily supplement with a complete complement of vitamins, minerals and nutrients is HIGHLY recommended.

Quick Note: Most individuals don’t get the ideal vitamins they need from their diets. This is a result of fast foods and junk foods being the standard in our society. Having said that, don’t assume you have been getting the perfect vitamins & minerals. Get yourself on a daily supplement when you can.

Specialty Ointments

Numerous natural and holistic creams and lotions are available to help prevent, reduce and eliminate stretch marks in the body. Some of them are well known folk remedies such as cocoa butter, and a number of them are fairly recent like shea butter and mink oil.

Stretch mark creams made with natural ingredients are among the best ways to eliminate stretch marks on thighs as well as other areas of the body. Some powerful ingredients to look for are aloe vera, emu oil, jojoba oil and coconut oil.