Stretch marks are an unpleasant aesthetical issue that affects millions of people nowadays. These marks occur when the skin is stretched, and usually appear on the hips, thighs, buttocks, abdomen and lower back.
The marks are caused by rapid weight loss or weight gain, excessive workouts, hormonal changes and pregnancy. They can be difficult to get rid of, but luckily for you, we have several natural remedies that can help.
These natural remedies will help to smooth and fade stretch marks without the risk of chemicals and surgery.
Potatos are rich in minerals and vitamins including Vitamin-C, B-complex, potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus and zinc. It promotes restoration and growth of skin cells.
Cut a potato into thick sized slices. Rub the slices gently over the stretch marks.
Leave it for 5-10 minutes and thereafter wash off with lukewarm water.
Egg white contains 40 different proteins and are also rich in collagen and vitamin A. It can enhance elasticity of the skin and fades stretch marks.
Collect the whites from two eggs, whip gently and apply as a thick layer onto the marks.
Once the egg pack has totally dried, rinse it out with water and then moisturise the area by applying some olive oil.
The acidic property in lemons works as a natural bleaching agent for the skin. It removes the dead skin and make your stretch marks disappear fast.
Cut the lemons into two halves and then take half piece of lemon and rub it on the stretch marks. Leave it for 10 minutes and wash off with warm water.
You can reduce the appearance of stretch marks by exfoliating the skin with white sugar. Therefore, you should mix one tablespoon of raw sugar, a few drops of lemon juice, and some almond oil. Then, you should apply the mixture on the stretch marks by rubbing it gently. You should do this before taking a shower. Repeat the procedure for about a month and your stretch marks will become lighter.
Olive oil contains essential nutrients and antioxidants that can clean numerous skin problems including stretch marks. Just warm up some olive oil and massage it into the marks to improve the blood circulation in the area and reduce their appearance. Before rinsing off with lukewarm water, leave the oil to work for half an hour and provide your body with vitamin A, D and E.
6.Aloe Vera Gel
Stretch marks are an indication that the skin has lost its natural elasticity. Aloe vera, with its ability to heal the small tears in the skin layers is therefore the perfect solution to help regain the lost elasticity.
Remove the outer layer of the aloe vera leaf and bring out the sticky gel from the inside of the leaf. Then use the gel on stretch marks and wash off with water after two hours.