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8 different ways to remove the scar and learn about different types of scars.

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You have done rapid weight loss and gain and now you feel healthier, more confident than ever but now your body has stretch marks and you want them to go away. Stretch marks are a type of scar that develops when our skin is stretched or shrinks quickly beyond its natural limit. The sudden changes within our body cause collagen and elastin, which provide supports to our skin, to rupture. As the skin relaxes and heals, stretch marks appear.


They can appear in various conditions, during pregnancy, growth spurts that happen during puberty, rapid weight loss or gain, and weight training when you have rapid muscle growth.

Stretch marks are more likely to develop on your inner thighs. They do not cause any serious health harm to our body but it's kind of annoying to have something on your body. everyone doesn't need to go to develop stretch marks on their skin. Fluctuating hormone (hormonal imbalance) levels play an important role in this. One may be having a higher risk of getting stretch marks if their family member has it. Frequent use of corticosteroids to your skin can also cause a stretch mark.

When stretch marks appear for the first time, they tend to be red, pink, purple, dark-brown, or reddish-brown, according to your skin color. Newly stretch marks can be itchy and it may feel slightly raised. After some time, the color starts fading and the narrow bands sink beneath your skin. One can treat their stretch mark while they are red or purple to make their appearance fade away on our skin. 

Different types of scars.

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  1. Atrophic scars: they appear on the skin because of the loss of tissue. The appearance of these scars is serrated, depressed, or flat against the upper skin. They often appear darker than other areas of your skin. Examples are acne scars and chickenpox scars.


  1. Keloid scars: are the results of aggressive healing and overproduction of tissue. Appearance is characterized by thick, raised, and puffy scars. They are typically darkening than the surrounding area. They can grow outside the injured area.


  1. Hypertrophic scars: they appear because of the excess tissue that forms over the skin as it heals. Unlike a keloid scar, it does not grow beyond the injured area.


  1. Contracture scars: they result from large areas of skin being damaged or lost, typically from the burn. They appeared as tight, shiny skin that can restrict movement.


Top 8 remedies that help in removing the stretch marks.

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There’s no particular way to remove the scar completely but over some time, continuous use of these remedies will help them fade away on their own.


Specialists have said that some natural remedies will help in speeding up the lightning process and make them disappear very fast. Here are some remedies which are more effective for some people.

Coconut oil

Heat a few spoons of coconut oil, quantity depends on the area on which you are applying it. Then massage the oil on your scars for about 10 minutes. Leave it there for about an hour so the skin absorbs the oils. Repeat this method twice or thrice a day.

Vitamin E

Take a vitamin E capsule and cut it open and squeeze the oil onto your scar, you might be needing more than one capsule. Number of capsules depends upon the area in which you are applying. For about 10 minutes massage the oil around your scar. Leave it there for around 20 minutes after then wash it up with warm water. Repeat this method thrice a day.



Apply raw honey on your skin, and leave it there for 10 min. wash it off with normal water and soap.

Aloe Vera

Remove the upper dark green skin of an aloe Vera leaf. Take out the light green gel. Now apply the gel directly to your car in a circular motion. After half an hour washes the gel off your skin with cool water. Repeat this twice a day.

Lavender and olive oil

Mix three tablespoons of extra- virgin olive oil into three drops of lavender essential oil. Massage the mixture into the scarred area for about 5 minutes. Leave the oil on your skin for about 30 minutes. Slightly wash the scarred area with warm water. Repeat this method three times a day.


Cut the fresh lemon in half. Gently rub the juice side of the lemon on the scar while squeezing the juice on your skin. Relax for about 10 minutes before washing off the area with cool water. Do this every day at approximately the same time.


Slice a potato into medium thick rounds. Rub the potato slice on your scar in a circular motion. Once the potato starts drying out, leave it and use another slice. Continue rubbing and replacing for about 20 minutes and leave it for around 10 min. wash the area with cool water. Repeat this at least once a day.

Baking soda

Two tablespoons of baking soda mixed with distilled water until it forms a paste. Wet your scar with distilled water and then apply the paste to the wet scar. Hold the paste in the place with a warm water compress for 15 minutes. Wash off the area and repeat daily.

When to seek a dermatologist’s expertise.

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Stretch marks treatments that are brought from stores or online can be expensive like creams, gels, and lotions but then you are spending more time and money on things that are not even certified, seeing a certified dermatologist could be helpful.


A dermatologist can also tell you about any new procedure or products that could be helpful to you according to your scar.


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Many people believe that natural remedies can get their job done. So, if you want to make your scar less noticeable or go away you must try these natural remedies according to the given span of time.

You can even take advice from your doctor, to use which product and which not. It's your skin and your body that make you confident about it and make it healthy.

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