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Aloe vera: is it effective against stretch marks and scars?

There is no doubt: aloe vera becomes an extremely wonderful product of natural origin when we apply it regularly to the skin. It is a product that is obtained from Aloe barbadensis, one of the best known and appreciated in the world of health and beauty, mainly for its different healing properties.

Aloe vera is a spiky, succulent plant that grows naturally in dry tropical climates. Although it originally comes from Africa, today we can easily find it spread throughout the world, including Asia, the western United States, and Europe. Not surprisingly, it has become a tremendously popular plant in the Canary Islands, where both its cultivation and the sale of pure aloe vera gel and juice are common. In fact, in the Canary Archipelago it is common to find an enormous diversity of private stalls where different products derived from aloe vera are sold.

It is a plant whose healing properties have been used for 6,000 years. At that time, it was known as the “plant of immortality”, and used to be presented to the Egyptian pharaohs as a true funerary gift. Little by little, its use went from a mere mystical function to being used on the skin, in order to treat wounds, reduce hair loss, reduce hemorrhoids and even as a treatment for different digestive problems.

Nowadays, the use of gel and juices in the elaboration of a huge number of personal care and cosmetic products is common. Thus, it is normal to find it as an ingredient in the formulation of a good amount of moisturizers, soaps, suntan lotions and shaving creams.  And to the different qualities that aloe vera provides us, a doubt is added: is it truly effective and useful when it comes to preventing, avoiding and treating both stretch marks and scars?

There is no doubt that removing stretch marks is practically impossible, since they are scars that form or occur on the body when the skin is stretched excessively, far beyond its limits. The causes can be very varied, although the most common is that they occur when the skin grows or shrinks rapidly. For this reason, it is very common that they tend to form during pregnancy, in very rapid weight gains, or in what are known as growth spurts, which occur especially during puberty.

That is, they usually appear during or even after pregnancy, after a sudden change in weight (not only with weight gain, but also with rapid weight loss), and in adolescents, when they grow rapidly.

When it comes to pregnancy, for example, it is true that the hormones of pregnancy can even make the collagen and elastin fibers even more sensitive to breakage. In fact, most pregnant women experience stretch marks at some point during their pregnancy, as the skin stretches in order to make room for the developing baby. It is precisely this continuous pulling and stretching that causes the formation / appearance of stretch marks.

Although there is no real way to prevent stretch marks completely, even if we regularly use creams and lotions with moisturizing qualities, there are useful treatments that can be of some help in preventing them from forming in large numbers, or even help time to reduce them when they have formed. In fact, as we have already mentioned on several occasions,  the best time to treat stretch marks is right when they appear; that is, when they are raised and slightly rough when touched, and have a purplish-red or slightly pinkish color.

However, the results would not be as useful as time goes by, just at the moments when the stretch marks turn whitish or slightly silvery, and when touched they already appear sunken. In these cases, treatment is usually more complicated and less effective. Therefore, there is no doubt that the best option is prevention, since although it is true that stretch marks cannot be completely avoided, we can ensure that the number is reduced to the maximum. And that even its unsightly appearance can be concealed. It is here that we find aloe vera.

Is aloe vera beneficial against stretch marks?

We must warn that there is no real scientific evidence that aloe vera can become a truly effective treatment option for stretch marks. But it is known that aloe vera has useful healing properties for the skin, which can be very helpful when it comes to treating stretch marks and other scars, especially when they have formed recently. Here we explain why.

Helps promote collagen synthesis

As a study published in 2008 found, aloe vera promotes collagen production, stimulating collagen synthesis to the maximum. We must bear in mind that collagen is essential when it comes to promoting the healing of both wounds and scars, and it is of enormous help when it comes to reducing the formation of stretch marks, by promoting elasticity, smoothness and firmness. of the skin.

Aloe vera has been shown to increase collagen production, in turn stimulating collagen cross-linking.

Helps to actively hydrate the skin

Did you know that dry skin becomes a risk factor for the formation of stretch marks?  Adequate hydration not only helps prevent stretch marks and scars, it also becomes a fundamental option for healing stretch marks, as a study published in 2017 showed.

Specifically, Aloe Vera contains a series of mucopolysaccharides capable of binding moisture to the skin. In this way, it helps to make the skin feel much smoother, stays properly hydrated, and also improves the natural integrity of the skin.

Protects the skin

UV rays can often cause skin rashes, redness, and even itchiness. In addition to increasing the risk of burns, especially when sun exposure is excessive and done without proper protection, it can also cause pre-cancer and cancer. While it is common for sun exposure to also have a negative influence on the appearance of new wrinkles and expression lines (known is, for example, what is known as photoaging, which basically consists of the aging of the skin as a result of UVA and UVB rays).

The study published in 2008, and about which we have already echoed in a previous line, found that aloe vera is capable of preventing many of the problems caused by sun exposure, helping to protect the skin from damage caused by rays ultraviolet.

And, as it is logical to imagine, sun protection is equally essential to treat and cure stretch marks. And what is even better: it prevents hypersensitivity induced by different ultraviolet rays.

Accelerates wound healing

Fresh aloe vera gel provides excellent wound-healing qualities, which means it could help speed up the healing process of both minor burns and cuts to the skin.

For this reason, as we have also mentioned before, it is equally interesting in the prevention and treatment of stretch marks. And we must not forget that stretch marks are scars that have formed as a result of damage caused by excessive stretching of the skin.

Relieves irritation and itching

Especially at the beginning, when stretch marks are in the first stage after they have formed and appeared, it is very common for them to be accompanied by an uncomfortable and annoying itching. In addition, incidentally, it is known that inflammation is considered the basis of many skin conditions, including eczema or psoriasis.

Aloe vera gel contains a number of compounds with anti-inflammatory qualities, which means that they are capable of suppressing and reducing inflammation. For this reason, when applied to stretch marks, it helps reduce discomfort caused by itching, thus reducing the symptoms associated with inflamed skin.

Gently exfoliates the skin

Did you know that Aloe Vera gel contains salicylic acid? Salicylic acid consists of an alpha-hydroxy acid, which acts as a mild exfoliator, helps to gently remove dead cells that have accumulated on the skin, and also promotes cell renewal.

On the other hand, it also contains lignin, a substance that could even improve the penetration effect of other ingredients in the skin, making aloe vera an ideal active agent when combined with other anti-stretch mark and moisturizing ingredients.

Is aloe vera safe to treat pregnancy stretch marks?

The truth is that we are facing a natural remedy that has been used for centuries, specifically since very old, for its different qualities and benefits when applied to the skin with some regularity. And aloe vera gel can be extremely effective as a natural moisturizer, being tremendously helpful in treating the dry, itchy skin that often comes up during pregnancy.

In fact, when stretch marks form for the first time and are in what is known as the initial stage, it is very common for them to be accompanied by some somewhat annoying symptoms, such as itching. At the moment, aloe vera gel offers some very interesting properties, since it would help to actively moisturize and hydrate the skin, thus reducing dry and dehydrated skin, and at the same time reducing itchiness by keeping the skin softer and moisturized.

Thanks to this, aloe vera gel can relieve and calm the itching that arises when the skin of the belly begins to stretch too much. Which, without a doubt, also offers useful benefits when it comes to preventing -and avoiding- the formation of stretch marks, as it has natural moisturizing properties that help keep the skin hydrated, flexible and soft.

As to whether or not it is a safe natural option during pregnancy, especially when used externally on the skin of pregnant women, the reality is that there is no evidence to suggest that the topical use of aloe vera gel during pregnancy pregnancy has harmful effects.

The same does not happen with aloe vera juice, which is usually drunk regularly. In this case, for example, the American Pregnancy Association recommends not taking it orally, since it has been shown to lower blood sugar, and it could also cause uterine contractions.

All this despite the fact that aloe vera juice is considered one of the healthiest drinks. But it does not necessarily mean that during pregnancy it is a safe option.

In fact, it is common for aloe vera juice to be used as a natural remedy for constipation in pregnant women. However, there is currently no support and scientific evidence for this.

These negative effects would come from the hand of aloin, also known by the name of anthraquinone, the latex that we find in aloe vera, which causes not only contractions in the uterus, but also an imbalance in the intestines. Therefore, since safe doses have not been established during pregnancy, it is best to avoid it since it could end up being dangerous for the mother and the baby.

For all these reasons, we can establish what are the risks associated with the consumption of aloe vera during pregnancy:

  • Increased risk of uterine contractions, which in turn increases the risk of miscarriage. It is also known that it could increase the risk of birth defects.
  • It lowers electrolyte levels, especially potassium, which can end up being harmful to pregnancy by causing unusual heart rhythms and muscle weakness.
  • Its excessive consumption increases the risk of constipation, since the prolonged use of laxatives ends up weakening the muscles of the intestine.

Taking all these risks into account, there is no doubt that it is best to use only aloe vera gel topically, restricting only aloe vera to external use on the skin.

Other benefits of aloe vera for the skin

In addition to being very useful when it comes to preparing the skin to the maximum in order to hydrate it completely, and thus reduce the risk of stretch marks (especially at times when it is known that they can appear almost irremediably, such as the case of pregnancy), the truth is that aloe vera also provides many other qualities for skin care.

It is excellent for moisturizing the skin.

Although we have already mentioned this quality to you, there is no doubt that we should talk to you about it again, especially if we take into account that it is characterized as one of the most important properties of aloe vera.

The truth is that unlike many of the traditional moisturizers that we can find on the market, when used as a moisturizing gel, aloe vera gel does not feel greasy when applied to the skin. What’s more, it can help unclog pores, while working to soften the skin.

Soothe sunburn

Aloe vera gel is known and recognized for its interesting refreshing qualities while acting as a good natural anti-inflammatory. For this reason, it has become, since ancient times, an interesting home remedy when it comes to soothing and relieving sunburn, or skin wounds caused by other burns.

This is because the application of fresh aloe vera gel on the burn tends to create a kind of protective layer, which also helps retain moisture. On the other hand, remember that it is tremendously rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, which act by enhancing the healing process.

Promotes wound healing

Aloe vera is tremendously beneficial for burns, cuts, and minor injuries. All this thanks to  the fact that aloe vera contains a series of healing compounds that enhance wound healing, so that healing time is reduced.

Additionally, it has been shown to help speed up skin cell turnover.

Fights skin aging

Aloe vera gel is especially rich in vitamin C and E, in addition to other compounds with antioxidant qualities, which provide anti-aging, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties.

By increasing the production of collagen and improving the natural elasticity of the skin, it helps to reduce the imperfections present in it as much as possible, even reducing the expression lines of age.

Therefore, by stimulating cell renewal, it fights inflammation and reduces redness, clarifying the imperfections that form on the skin over the years. Moreover, by stimulating the activity of fibroblasts, it causes an increase in the production of collagen and elastin, which positively help in making the skin less wrinkled, and more elastic and flexible.

It also prevents and attenuates dark spots, since it prevents the enzyme responsible for skin discoloration (tyrosinase) from doing its job, especially by suppressing hyperpigmentation induced or caused by ultraviolet rays. Thanks to this quality, this mechanism can be very helpful in preventing the formation of dark spots.

How to get aloe vera gel at home easily?

The truth is that harvesting the aloe vera plant at home is characterized by being relatively simple and easy. To do this, when obtaining both aloe vera gel and juice at home, we will need a mature plant, which is at least large enough to be able to trim its leaves and ensure that it has a higher concentration of active ingredients.

Also, it is advisable to wait a few weeks before continuing to cut leaves from the same plant. Hence, if you prefer to use aloe vera gel as a natural remedy for the skin, it is best to have some plants so that you can use the gel with some frequency.

And how can we easily get aloe vera gel at home? Here are the steps you must follow:

  1. Choosing the thickest leaves from the outer sections of the aloe vera plant, remove 2-3 leaves at a time. You want to make sure the leaves are perfectly healthy, free from damage, insects, and mold. It is convenient to cut them close to the stem, since most of their active nutrients are preferably found at the base of the leaves. It also avoids the roots.
  2. Then wash and dry the leaves. And cut carefully not to cut the thorny edges with the help of a knife.
  3. Now, with the help of a knife or simply with your fingers, separate the inner gel from the outer one that you will find on the sheet. Indeed, the inner gel is the part of aloe vera that we will always use.
  4. To achieve this, leave the aloe vera plant on a bowl or bowl, to ensure that the invaluable transparent and slightly yellowish sap drains from the leaf. This is the latex of aloe vera, which you can get in a container.
  5. Now cut the aloe vera gel into slices or cubes.
  6. On the other hand, if you want to obtain a softer aloe vera gel, after separating the aloe vera from the outer part of the leaf, you can choose to put the aloe vera in a blender, and then strain the resulting substance in order to remove the pulp.

How can we use the freshly obtained fresh aloe vera gel?

Once obtained, there are different options when it comes to taking full advantage of the different qualities that aloe vera gel offers us. For example, you can apply the gel directly to the skin, gently massaging the areas you want to treat, preferably where stretch marks and scars have formed.

You can also use it to make different beauty recipes. In these cases, there is no doubt that it is always much better to use fresh aloe vera gel, just obtained, than any other pure option that you can find in beauty stores and herbalists. Although it is true that, if it is not entirely possible to obtain it (for example, because you do not have an aloe vera plant at home), then it is equally appropriate to opt for fresh aloe vera gel bought in stores. If possible, it is preferable that it is of organic or ecological origin, and that it is only pure aloe vera gel.

Not in vain, using fresh aloe vera becomes one of the simplest and easiest options when applying it to the skin, and therefore take advantage of all its qualities and benefits. It is enough, as we have applied, to apply the aloe vera gel on the affected area that you want to treat (on this occasion, for example, it is basically the area where stretch marks have formed or may form).

But, if you prefer, you can also combine fresh aloe vera gel with the oil from two vitamin E capsules, making this a wonderful combination full of moisturizing and nourishing qualities. You just have to mix them, and use this mixture to massage the area for a few minutes. Then leave it on for around 60 minutes. And finally, wash the area with the help of lukewarm water. If desired, for best results, repeat twice daily, preferably morning and night.

Aloe vera peeling can also become an excellent option for not only removing dead cells from the surface of the skin. In fact, it is ideal when it comes to promoting blood circulation and improving the supply of precious oxygen in the area, which is why it is excellent against stretch marks. To prepare it, you only have to mix equal parts fresh aloe vera gel with ground coffee. Once done, massage the stretch marks for a few minutes, literally scrubbing the skin. Then, let the combination sit for 15 minutes, before rinsing it off with lukewarm water and wiping it off with the help of a damp cloth.

And, finally, we find the body mask with aloe vera. And it is that as we have already mentioned in other moments, who said that a mask should only be facial? It also becomes an excellent natural remedy when it comes to providing nourishing and healing ingredients for the skin, increasing the anti-stretch mark qualities of aloe vera, thanks to the fact that it helps to reduce stretch marks faster. To prepare it, in a bowl mix two tablespoons of fresh aloe vera gel with a tablespoon of honey and a teaspoon of almond oil. Combine all ingredients properly, until a well-mixed paste forms. Then, apply it evenly on the stretch marks, and leave it on for 30 to 35 minutes. To finish, rinse with warm water. It is advisable to repeat this remedy at least two or three times a week.

Some anti-stretch mark beauty recipes with aloe vera 

There is nothing better than learning to prepare our own beauty recipes at home, mainly because they are characterized not only by being tremendously simple and easy to prepare, but also because they become an ideal option to enjoy the different healing qualities that many provide us with. natural ingredients, so that we can always choose some of the ones that interest us the most. In this sense, we propose below some useful  anti-stretch mark recipes, which could be of great help to you. Do you dare to discover them with us?

Aloe vera with coconut oil

Virgin coconut oil becomes a useful option when it comes to actively moisturizing the skin.  In fact, it actively stimulates fibroblasts (which are cells that produce collagen and elastin), and improves the skin barrier. Of course, it is essential to bear in mind that coconut oil is characterized as a comedogenic oil, which means that it could increase the risk of acne breakouts, by covering and clogging the pores.

For this reason, this remedy that we propose is not suitable for those with oily skin. On the contrary, it is advisable to replace coconut oil with jojoba oil (which, in addition, has lipid properties very similar to the oil naturally present in the skin, so that it does not tend to produce more when it is applied to it).

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon of virgin coconut oil and 1 tablespoon of fresh aloe vera gel.

Preparation: In a small bowl, mix both the coconut oil and the fresh aloe vera gel, in the quantities indicated. Ready!

How to use it: You just have to massage this combination on the stretch marks, and leave it on overnight. If you wish, you can even apply it twice a day, once in the morning and the next at night, before going to bed.

Aloe vera with vitamin E

Vitamin E, applied topically in the form of oil, becomes a useful option for the treatment of stretch marks, such as scars and wounds, thanks to its antioxidant qualities, useful for keeping the skin as healthy and healthy as possible. possible.

Ingredients: 2 softgels of vitamin E and 1 tablespoon of fresh aloe vera gel.

Elaboration: First of all, we will proceed to squeeze the liquid that you will find inside the soft capsules, which will consist of a nutritious vitamin E oil. To do this, you simply have to lightly puncture each capsule with the help of a clean needle, and then squeeze its contents over a bowl or small bowl. Now add the fresh aloe vera gel, and mix it well.

How to use it: You just have to massage this mixture on the skin, leaving it to act for at least 30 minutes. If you wish, it is highly recommended to repeat this process twice a day.

Aloe vera with lemon juice

Lemon seems to be very helpful when it comes to counteracting stretch marks and scars, since it would help to attenuate them to a certain extent, concealing them and lightening them slightly. However, it is not advisable to use lemon juice on sensitive skin, since it can increase the risk of irritation.

Ingredients: 1 teaspoon of lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of fresh aloe vera gel.

Preparation: Cut a lemon in half and squeeze it to obtain its juice. Then dilute the lemon juice in half a teaspoon of water. Finally, in a small bowl or bowl, pour the lemon juice and fresh aloe vera gel in the amounts indicated.

How to use it: Apply this mixture on the stretch marks, leaving it on until it has dried completely. Then, after 15 to 20 minutes, rinse with warm water. To finish, complete by applying a moisturizing cream on the area where you have applied the lemon juice. It is recommended to do it once a day.

Aloe vera and castor oil

Did you know that castor oil, although it is less well known when compared to other tremendously more popular vegetable oils such as almond oil or olive oil, also helps keep the skin properly hydrated?

Not surprisingly, it contains ricinoleic acid, which, according to different scientific studies, has been shown to exert a conditioning effect on the skin.

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon of fresh aloe vera gel and ½ teaspoon of castor oil.

Preparation: In a small bowl, put the castor oil and aloe vera gel in the amounts indicated, and mix well.

How to use it: Massage this natural mixture on the areas where stretch marks have formed. And leave it on for 30 minutes (or, if possible, practically all night). After some time, rinse with a little warm water, and apply a moisturizer. Finally, repeat twice a day, both in the morning and at night.

Aloe vera with honey

It is quite likely that you already know many of the benefits that honey provides to natural skin care, mainly due to the fact that it acts as a natural moisturizer. Not surprisingly, it is capable of improving transepidermal water loss, thanks to the fact that it improves the absorption of moisture from the dermis to the epidermis, which is characterized as the upper layer of the skin. In addition, it provides interesting nutritional qualities.

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon of raw honey and 1 tablespoon of fresh aloe vera gel.

Preparation: In a small bowl, put the raw honey and the aloe vera gel, and mix well until both ingredients have been properly and completely integrated.

How to use it: Massage this natural product on the affected area, where new stretch marks have formed and cannot show. Apply with a soft and light massage. Then, let it act between 15 to 20 minutes. To finish, rinse with warm water, and apply a moisturizing cream to finish. It is recommended to repeat twice a day.

Aloe vera and olive oil

Did you know that both olive oil and aloe vera are two ingredients of natural origin that can get along extremely well? Although it is true that olive oil is not always completely effective when it comes to reducing and treating stretch marks, it has been shown to be useful for wound healing. And it reinforces the moisturizing and moisturizing qualities of aloe vera.

Ingredients: ½ teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil and 1 tablespoon of fresh aloe vera gel.

Preparation: In a small bowl put the extra virgin olive oil and fresh aloe vera gel. And mix well, until both ingredients have been mixed properly.

How to use it: Massage the affected area where stretch marks have formed with this excellent, nourishing and hydrating blend. Leave on for 30 minutes. Finally, rinse your skin with warm water, and finish with the help of a moisturizer. If desired, repeat once a day.

Aloe vera and mashed avocado

Avocado also provides excellent healing and nourishing properties for the skin. In fact, avocado oil is well known for its protective, moisturizing and hydrating properties.  However, this time we are going to prepare this natural anti-stretch mark remedy with a little mashed avocado.

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon of fresh avocado puree and 1 tablespoon of fresh aloe vera gel.

Preparation: Cut an avocado in half, cut it into several pieces, and mash it with the help of a fork. Once the puree is made, in a small bowl mix the aloe vera and the avocado puree.

How to use it: You simply have to spread a small layer of this nourishing mixture on the stretch mark area, and apply a gentle massage for at least 5 minutes. Then, let it act between 15 to 20 minutes. To finish, rinse your skin with lukewarm water, and apply your favorite moisturizer. It is convenient to repeat the process at least once a day.

Aloe vera and vegetable glycerin

A scientific study published in 2001 found that a moisturizer formulated with at least 20% glycerin is extremely helpful in improving the skin’s moisture levels. And, as we have already told you at different times, properly hydrated skin is ideal when it comes to minimizing the risk of stretch marks.

Ingredients: 1 teaspoon of vegetable glycerin and 1 tablespoon of fresh aloe vera gel.

Preparation: In a small bowl mix the vegetable glycerin and the aloe vera gel, until they are properly combined with each other.

How to use it: Massage the mixture of aloe vera and vegetable glycerin on the stretch marks, leaving it to act overnight. In this way, the glycerin will actively moisturize the skin, maintaining hydration for as long as possible. If you wish, you can repeat once or twice a day (once in the morning, and the next at night, before going to bed).

Aloe vera with cocoa butter

Cocoa butter is a natural ingredient with interesting protective and moisturizing qualities, thanks to the fact that it helps retain moisture in the skin by generating a kind of protective barrier. For this reason, it is common to find it as a regular active ingredient in many skin care products, as well as in many homemade beauty recipes. In fact, it helps keep skin both hydrated and supple.

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon of cocoa butter and 1 tablespoon of fresh aloe vera gel.

Preparation: You may need to melt the cocoa butter first. To do this, simply place it in a saucepan over low heat, and stir until it melts. Then let it cool slightly, and mix with the aloe vera gel, until both ingredients have been well integrated.

How to use it: You just have to massage this combination on the affected skin areas. Let it act, without the need to rinse the skin. It is advisable to repeat the process twice a day, preferably both in the morning and at night (this time, before going to bed).

Aloe vera and rosehip oil

There is no doubt: rosehip oil can become an excellent natural ingredient when it comes to preventing the formation of stretch marks, by helping to improve the appearance of the skin thanks to the fact that it stimulates collagen synthesis. In this way, it not only reduces those that have already formed, but also prevents new ones. And the same goes for scars.

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons of fresh aloe vera and 1 tablespoon of rosehip oil.

Preparation: Mix fresh aloe vera gel with rosehip oil.

How to use it: Apply the mixture on the stretch marks, letting it dry and act overnight. If you wish, you can repeat this process at least twice a day.

Aloe vera and rose water

Although rosehip oil has proven to be useful and effective against stretch marks, in the case of rose water it becomes an interesting option to keep the skin healthy and healthy.

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons of fresh aloe vera gel and 1 tablespoon of rose water (steam distilled and perfectly chemical free).

Preparation: You just have to mix the aloe vera gel with the rose water, mixing well until both ingredients have been integrated.

How to use it: With the help of a cotton ball, soak it in the mixture of rose water and aloe vera, and apply to the skin. Let it dry, re-soak the cotton and reapply it again. Finally, leave it to act overnight. It is advisable to repeat twice a day.

Aloe vera wrap

In addition to the different beauty recipes that we have talked about in the previous section, the truth is that there are also certain natural remedies with aloe vera that can also be quite helpful. We find a good example with this wrapper whose steps we want to talk to you about on this occasion.

To make it, and use it, you just have to apply a considerable amount of fresh aloe vera gel (if possible, freshly obtained) on the stretch marks, and gently massage the area to be treated with circular movements, between 5 to 10 minutes to maximize the benefits results. Then, wrap the area with the help of a perfectly clean fine cotton cloth.

Now, using a heating pad or hot water bottle, apply some heat to the affected area for at least 30 minutes, while letting the aloe vera do its work. It is advisable to repeat this process daily, for at least a month, to notice truly positive results.

Akento Cosmetics anti-stretch mark cream : our recommendation as a treatment against stretch marks

If, in addition to encouraging you to prepare different beauty recipes with aloe vera, with interesting anti-stretch mark qualities, you want to use an anti-stretch mark cream that is truly effective, we must talk to you on this occasion about the different properties that you will find in the one formulated by Akento Cosmetics , which does not It is not only useful to prevent the formation of new stretch marks, but it can also help positively when it comes to correcting and treating those that may have already formed.

It is suitable for combating stretch marks and the appearance of new ones, thanks above all to its very powerful -and effective- formulation. In fact, it contains a series of active ingredients that act by accelerating cell regeneration, to allow the creation of new skin to be as optimal as possible, helping to minimize both the appearance and color of stretch marks.

According to the brand, this cream effectively prevents the development of new stretch marks while reducing the appearance and tone of existing ones, promoting the creation of healthier and stronger skin, increasing the production of collagen and elastin, so it tightens and reduces stretch marks. It also stands out because it is suitable for all skin types, and thanks to its easy-to-apply formula, it can be absorbed quickly, not leaving that uncomfortable greasy feeling.

And what ingredients can we find in its formulation that make it so effective and interesting in the fight against stretch marks? Take note:

  • Dragon Blood. It consists of an extract that is extracted from the latex obtained from the Croton Lechery tree, an ingredient that has natural epigenetic activity, with the ability to regulate the expression of microRNAs involved in aging processes, even regulating the expression of the genes involved in skin regeneration. Thanks to this, it protects and promotes the health of the skin, regenerating the tissues and delaying the natural aging of the skin.
  • Vegetal glycerin. Primarily extracted from plant sources, glycerin is extremely helpful in actively hydrating the skin by drawing moisture from the surrounding air and literally ‘trapping’ it inside the skin. But its qualities do not end here: it also improves the penetration of other ingredients into the skin, which positively helps the rest of the active ingredients to be even more effective.
  • Hydroxyprolisilane N. It is a silanol that provides qualities in firmness and elasticity of the skin. For example, it has an organic silicon core, which is capable of enhancing a collagen precursor, the amino acid hydroxyproline. Silanols are derived from organic silicon, which interacts with the different proteins present in the dermis (elastin, collagen fibers and proteoglycans), helping to maintain the structure of the foot, making it firmer. In short: it stimulates the production of collagen, increases -and improves- the proliferation of new cells, increases the survival of skin cells, and optimizes the healing process (something essential when we talk about stretch marks and scars).
  • Vitamin E. With a well-known antioxidant action, it is very useful for reducing the appearance of stretch marks, and preventing the formation of new ones, by keeping the skin properly hydrated and moist, and increasing elasticity. It also reduces oxidative stress and neutralizes the action of free radicals, which are usually related to premature aging (that is, with the appearance of expression lines and wrinkles that appear before their time).

This cream has been tested under dermatological control, and is not only useful on all skin types with stretch marks, and with a propensity for the formation of new stretch marks. It is also suitable for small scars, after waxing and shaving, and to apply after sunbathing.

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