Stretch marks are visible lines on the skin surface, with an off-color hue. Stretch marks can cover large areas of the body.
Reasons for stretch marks
Pregnancy is the main cause behind stretch marks, other reasons can be sudden gain or loss in weight, rapid growth, heredity factors, stress and changes in physical conditions.
Stretch mark remedies
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.
Castor oil used in the treatment of number of skin problems such as wrinkles, age spots, moles, dark spots, fine lines and pimples.
Apply some castor oil to stretch marks and gently massage the area in circular motions. Wrap the area with thin, cotton cloth. Using hot water bottle or heating pad, apply some heat to affected area for at least half an hour.
Aloe Vera is effective in the treatment of many skin problems. You can directly rub aloe Vera gel on affected skin area, leave it on for 15 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water.
Mix with one-fourth cup of Aloe Vera gel, oil from 10 vitamin E capsules and oil from five vitamin A capsules. Rub this mixture until fully absorbed.
Eggs are a rich source of protein. Whip the whites of two eggs gently with fork. Clean the affected skin area with water and then apply thick layer of egg whites with makeup brush.
Allow the egg whites to dry completely and rinse the area with cold water. Finally apply some olive oil on skin to keep it moisturized.
Another simple way to lessen stretch marks is lemon juice. Rub fresh lemon juice gently on stretch marks using circular motions.
After 10 minutes, rinse it off with warm water. Another option is to mix equal quantities of cucumber juice and lemon juice and apply the mixture on stretch marks.
Natural white sugar is one of best natural remedies to get rid of stretch marks. Mix tablespoon of raw sugar with some almond oil and few drops of lemon juice.
Mix it well and apply it on stretch marks and other skin areas. Gently rub the mixture on skin for few minutes every day before taking shower.
Potato juice contains vitamins and minerals that foster growth and restoration of skin cells. Cut medium-sized potato into thick slices.
Rub it gently on stretch marks for few minutes. Allow the potato juice to dry for some time and wash it off with lukewarm water.