Stretch marks, once created, are generally not that quick and easy to remove. Because the skin has been damaged by excessive stretching and needs to be repaired for a long time. However, by using some grandma’s tricks like ointments, homemade vitamin E creams and oils, we can specifically benefit the skin, strengthening it and making stretch marks disappear.

Also, many of the stretch mark creams can significantly alleviate the strong color contrast between skin and stretch marks and therefore focus less on them. Vitamin E is one of the best options to eliminate stretch marks, and in this article you will learn how to make a homemade cream with vitamin E to reduce stretch marks.

Vitamin E is effective against stretch marks

With nutrition there is the possibility of having a positive effect on connective tissue. A diet rich in vitamin E is the magic word for all the strip enemies: wheat germ oil, olive oil and canola oil are some of the foods with the highest vitamin E content. Also in the germs of cereals, nuts, flax seeds, sunflower seeds and vegetables such as salsify, beans (soy), kale or asparagus, there is a lot of valuable vitamin E.

Why do stretch marks form?

Contrary to popular belief, stretch marks are not a direct result of stretching the skin during pregnancy or gaining weight for other reasons. It is the damage to the skin that is triggered by hormonal fluctuations . Hormones influence the production of proteins in skin cells, which are responsible for the production of elastin and collagen. This change limits production so that the skin becomes thinner and parallel streaks form, which are known as stretch marks.

Can stretch marks be recognized early?

Unfortunately, there is no qualified prediction for stretch marks. They are not advertised for irritation or redness of the skin. They happen suddenly and without warning. For this reason, regular skin care is particularly important.

Do stretch marks go away on their own?

If stretch marks are not specifically treated, they do not recede on their own. The length and depth of the stretch marks remain constantly, only the color of the strips changes over time. Treating stretch marks with vitamin E creams can significantly reduce their length and depth. Although they no longer completely disappear, they can hardly be seen with a quick treatment and are no longer conspicuous.

Although it is difficult to eliminate stretch marks completely, there are a wide variety of products that allow you to nourish the skin to minimize its appearance. Today we share a homemade cream with vitamin E.

Preparation of the cream with vitamin E to eliminate stretch marks

Making a homemade cream with vitamin E for stretch marks is the best ally to get a smooth skin again. First of all, its moisturizing compounds easily penetrate the tissues, providing greater elasticity to the skin fibers. On the other hand, vitamin E serves as a healing and regenerator, which will help us to eliminate the spots and marks left by stretch marks.

Here are two options for making this homemade cream:

1. Vitamin E cream and shea butter


  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil, melted at room temperature.
  • 1 teaspoon of vitamin E oil.
  • ¼ cup of shea butter.
  • ¼ cup of cocoa butter.


Mix all the ingredients into a homogeneous mass. Apply this to the affected areas daily. Alternatively, the cream can also be covered with a bandage so that it remains on the skin longer and can act optimally.

2. Vitamin E and lavender cream


  • 1 cup unrefined organic coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon of vitamin E oil
  • 15 drops of lavender oil
  • 15 drops of neroli oil


Mix all the ingredients together. Everything will have a great consistency until the coconut oil can set. It is a body butter rather than a cream. It can be directly and easily massaged into the area affected with stretch marks or other skin blemishes, including scars. You must do this frequently and carefully to get the best benefits from these ingredients on your skin.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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