Simple Home Remedies To Do Away With Stretch Marks In No Time

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Stretch marks are visible lines on the skin surface, with an off-color hue. These appear on the skin surface most often in pregnancy, but other factors include sudden gain or loss in weight, rapid growth, heredity factors, stress and changes in physical conditions.

Stretch marks can make you feel self-conscious and uncomfortable about your appearance. Fortunately, there are several natural ways to reduce the appearance of stretch marks.

Simple Home Remedies To Do Away With Stretch Marks In No Time

1. Aloe Vera

Aloe vera benefits are now very popular among the fans of home remedies. This herb contains collagen which excellently repairs human skin too. Ideally, use fresh aloe gel extracted from the leaves instead of store bought gel.

You need:

• Aloe vera leaf

What you do:

• De-thorn the aloe vera leaf and remove its outer skin.
• Take out the sticky gel from the inside of the leaf.
• Apply this fresh aloe gel on your stretch marks.
• Now leave it for two hours.
• Wash off with water afterwards.

2. Natural Oils

Natural oils are excellent emollients and they have the capacity to treat all scalp and hair problems as well as skin issues including stretch marks. You just need to identify the right type of oil. Ideally, you should gently massage your stretch marks with oil for about half an hour every day. However, just applying oils to the marks can also do wonders. If doing so, you need to apply oil for about three to four times a day. Olive oil, with all its antioxidant properties and loads of nutrients, is considered one of the best oils for removing stretch marks but there are many other oils that you can use. These too are good when it comes to removing stretch marks. Here is the list.

• Olive oil
• Lavender oil
• Rose oil
• Frankincense oil
• Myrrh oil
• Geranium oil
• Helichrysum oil
• Chamomile oil

The best thing is to mix certain oils and then apply to the marks. Here’s the recipe.

You need:

• Lavender oil – ½ tsp
• Chamomile oil – ½ tsp
• Almond oil – 2 tsp ( you can use any other carrier oil like avocado oil, jojoba oil etc. in place of almond oil)

What you do:

• Mix well lavender and chamomile oils with almond or the other carrier oil that you are using.
• Apply this oil mixture to your stretch marks every day.
• Do this three or four times a day.

3. Cocoa-Shea Butter Homemade Cream

If you are fed up with all the stretch mark removal creams available on the market, make your own at home. You’ll be using some commonly available ingredients (those recognized as most skin friendly) such as cocoa butter, Shea butter and vitamin E oil. The natural antioxidants and emollient properties of cocoa butter lends it excellent moisturizing ability which penetrates deep and fast into the skin repairing it and removing stretch marks. The fatty acids of Shea butter help cocoa butter in repairing the skin further. As Shea butter melts at body temperature, it can be absorbed by your skin very quickly. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant which will penetrate through the layers of your skin and assist its natural healing process while removing the scars on it.

You need:

• Cocoa butter- 2 tsp
• Shea butter- 2tsp
• Vitamin E oil- 1 tsp

What you do:

• Melt the Shea butter and cocoa butter.
• Add vitamin E oil to the melted butters.
• Mix well.
• Store in a container.
• The cream will get into solid state once it cools down.

Each time when you apply it on your stretch marks, it will melt as soon as it comes in contact with your skin. Apply this cream at least twice a day and after having a bath.

4. Egg Whites

Egg white contains 40 different proteins. That’s why it is so beneficial for skin health. Egg whites are also rich in collagen and vitamin A and thus can treat scars or burns really effectively. So go ahead with this remedy and apply egg white on your stretch marks.

You need:

• An egg.

What you do:

• Take out the egg white by separating the yolk from the egg.
• Beat the egg white a little with a fork.
• Apply on your marks.
• Leave for 15 minutes.
• Wash it off with water.

• Apply some moisturizer or oil (like olive oil) after you pat-dry the area.

5. Lemon Juice

Lemons have been recognized as fine natural bleaching agents beyond doubt. The alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) and vitamin C in lemons can efficiently remove the dead skin and make your stretch marks disappear fast.

You need:

• A lemon

What you do:

• Cut the lemon in 2.
• Take a half piece of lemon and gently rub it on your stretch marks.
• Feel its juice soaking into your skin.
• Do this for at least 10 minutes.
• Then wash it off with warm water.

To make it a superfast remedy for stretch marks, you can mix lemon juice with other ingredients in equal quantities (for example 1tbsp of lemon juice with 1tbsp of another juice):

• Lemon juice with cucumber juice
• Lemon juice with potato juice
• Lemon juice with tomato juice.