Stretch marks are caused due to stretching of the skin. It usually occurs with a rapid increase or decrease in the weight of the body. Stretch marks generally come during the time of pregnancy or after delivery of a baby. It is a blessing for every woman when she becomes a mother. She feels complete, and all the people around her start pampering her and start taking extra care of her. Elders in the house are having the knowledge and vast experience which they share with her and guide her towards a better future. It is such a joyful scenario to watch the parents and grandparents showering their love and affection to the newborn baby. A mother bears pain before and after the birth of a child. One of the things that concern her the most apart from the safety of her child is self-care. The stretch marks which appear on her body post-pregnancy look awful. At such a time knowing some of the home remedies to get rid of stretch marks turns out to be very helpful. Below are some of the popular home remedies to set free from the dots from the skin are: –
10.Almond Oil: –
We all know that Almond oil is a good source of nourishment for our hair and helps to strengthen them, but did you know that it is also useful to reduce the stretch marks from the body? Almond oil is rich in vitamin E which helps heal the wounds, reduce scar marks and softening the skin. Before applying the Almond oil on the stretch marks, it is advisable to use a warm cloth for opening up the pores and for better absorption. Mixing and essential oil along with 1 to 2 tablespoon of Almond oil and massaging the area in a circular motion twice a day can give desired results quickly.
9. Turmeric Powder: –
It is one of the popularly used spices since the vedic period. It is being used to heal the wounds since ancient times as it is full of antioxidants and is useful in reducing inflammation and skin darkness. If you keep applying the powder daily two times a day by taking one tablespoon of Turmeric powder and one tablespoon of yogurt, thereby forming a paste, then you will notice a change between your healthy skin and the affected area. Don’t forget to let the dough stay on your stretch mark for a minimum of 15 minutes and after that wash it with warm water.
8.Olive oil: –
Olive oil is useful in cooking as well as healing the wounds and removing the stretch marks from the skin. It is advisable to use the extra virgin Olive oil for removing scars from your body as it is the purest form of Olive oil. The oil is full of nutrients and vitamins like A, D, and E which are beneficial for the body. You have to slightly massage the area with warm Olive oil for adequate circulation of blood in the body contributing to quick healing. Let the oil stay on the marks for half an hour daily two times so that it gets absorbed fully and reduces the marks. Olive oil mixed with vinegar and water is also used as a night cream.
7. Baking Soda: –
One of the most readily available item in every household is Baking Soda. It is commonly used in the preparation of most south Indian dishes. But were you aware that it can also cure the marks caused by pregnancy? Baking Soda has the property to shed off the dead skin and lighten up the scars. You need to add the juice of one lemon to one tablespoon of Baking soda and form a paste for easy application. Wrap the dough in plastic and stick it on the affected area. Let the paste rest for about 20 to 30 minutes and then rinse the area with warm water. If you keep doing it regularly, your marks will surely disappear very soon.
6. Potato Juice: –
Potato is an excellent source of vitamin and has skin whitening properties. It is useful in reducing the dark circles and curing the scars on the body. They are also helpful in growing new cells in the body. To reduce the stretch marks from the skin, all you need to do is to cut thick slices of medium size of Potato and rub it gently over the affected area. Let the starch coming out from the Potato spread on the affected area thoroughly. Keep the affected area of the body as it is for some time before washing it with lukewarm water to obtained desired results. Repeat this procedure twice every day.
5. Sugar Scrub: –
It is one of the essential ingredients required for preparing any sweet item, tea, coffee or milk. This sweet substance not only adds sweetness to our dishes but also acts as a healing property. It is one of the most commonly used home remedies for treating stretch marks. You can prepare a grainy mixture comprising of 1 tablespoon of raw sugar and few drops of lemon juice with almond oil and apply it on your affected area. Make sure to keep the space bare for 5 -10 minutes to let the mixture seep in. For better results, you can rub the scrub for 10 minutes before taking a bath with warm water.
4. Egg White: –
As we all know that Eggs are a great source of protein they are also used in removing stretch marks from the body. For this remedy, you will have to separate the white portion of 2 eggs and wipe it nicely such that no yellow part should be available. After that, you need to clean the affected area with warm water and apply a thick quoting of the egg white with the help of a brush. Keep rubbing the mixture for a minimum of 10 minutes after that rinsed the area with warm water and moisturized it with olive oil. As Egg white has Amino acid present in them, they act as an excellent healing substance. If you keep on following this procedure continuously for two weeks, you will see the positive results.
3. Lemon juice: –
Lemon is acidic. It is used in cooking and a good source of digestion. It is one of the widely used items to reduce stretch marks, scars and acne spots. If you have any of these, all you need to do is rub a freshly cut lemon nicely on the affected area and let the juice get absorb fully into the skin. You can also add an equal amount of cucumber juice and 1 to 2 drops of glycerin and prepare a paste for easy application. Keep the mixture applied for at least 10 minutes before rinsing it off with warm water. Repeat the procedure twice a day for good results.
2.Castor Oil: –
It is one of the popular methods to treat stretch marks and make them lighter. It contains ricinoleic acid which acts as a healing agent helping in speeding up the healing process. In this process, you need to first apply the castor oil directly on the area of stretch marks. Keep massaging the area nicely for about 15 minutes so that the oil gets thoroughly absorb in the skin. Once you have done with the massaging place a thin cotton cloth above it and cover it entirely. After that use a hot water bottle or a heating pad to give heat to the affected area for about 30 minutes. If you keep on following this procedure regularly for a month your stretch marks will surely disappear completely.
1.Aloe Vera: –
Aloe Vera is a herb which is a blessing for the human being by mother nature. It is used in the preparation of various medicines and is useful in treating many skin diseases, wounds, burns, scars and stretch marks. It is rich in such vitamins and minerals that have quick healing properties in them. There many ways to use Aloe Vera gel for removing stretch marks. Firstly, you can apply the Aloe Vera Gel directly on the scars and massage it gently. After 15 minutes you can clean it with lukewarm water. Secondly, you can mix ten vitamin E capsules and five vitamins A capsules to one-fourth cup of Aloe Vera Gel and rub this paste till the skin fully absorbs it. Repeat this process daily to get the desired result.
There is a common misconception and fear among many women’s that after pregnancy they have to face the problem of stretch marks that will make them look bad. They start feeling low about themselves and forced to change and compromise with their lifestyle. Without the knowledge and guidance of elders, they keep building their stress. Since ages, the home remedies that are being practiced in our country have proven to be most active during this time.