Coconut oil taste damn delicious smeared on top of my Belgian waffles, but this is one healthy fat that refuses to stay in a box. Every time you turn around, there is a new and wondrous way to use coconut oil. So it's no surprise this tropical scented miracle worker can take care of any unwanted stretch marks that have popped up on your body. If you want to learn how to use coconut oil for stretch marks, it's pretty simple. You just need to make sure you're willing to give it enough time to work it's magic, because seeing results requires some patience.
For the past few years, coconut oil has been having it's moment in the spotlight. There are so many benefits to using coconut oil on your skin, and it even has anti-fungal and antibacterial properties, according to the website for Prevention magazine. But aside from making your hair free of split ends and zapping that zip which popped up right before a big night out, the power of coconut oil can help diminish stretch marks as well. According to Med Health Daily, coconut oil helps lighten skin discoloration while also moisturizing, which is promising news for getting rid of the darkened lines of stretch marks.
Your basic coconut oil for stretch marks treatment is easy, according to Skin Overhaul's website. After you get out of the shower, rub a dollop of the oil over the area of your body with stretch marks, and let it dry before getting dressed. Simple, right? But if you want to get creative, you can use some of the skin care recipes with coconut oil that the website for Organic Daily post suggested. Add sugar to the coconut oil to create a skin polishing scrub, or toss in a few drops of aloe vera to boost new cell growth. As Redbook magazine pointed out, there also are plenty of essential oils for skin care that can be mixed with coconut oil to add extra ammunition to project evict stretch marks.
To kick stretch marks to the curb for good, pick up a jar of coconut oil the next time you're at the store, and start your new routine for soft, smooth skin.