There comes a time when we all see off-hued lines on our skin. Just by looking at them, we make a puppy face. Yes! We are talking about stretch marks! The maddening thing about them is that they come without invitation and the even frustrating part is that very little is there to do to prevent them from showing up more. Natural but ugly, this is how they are! “Time” is taken to be the best treatment for stretch marks by most skin experts. They never go but can become the colour of your skin making them much faded to get noticed.
To make them dimmer, you must try our Top 10 Home Remedies to Get Rid of Stretch Marks!
10. Rub-down with Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is magic to skin treatments. It is soothing. It is healing.
The expeditious trick is to haul out aloe vera from the leaf itself and rub it directly onto the skin. If not convenient, buy aloe vera gel from the market and massage it onto the stretch marks. Rinse it with lukewarm water in both the cases when 15 minutes have passed by.
To make the fading process swifter, another option is to make a mixture. Collect 1/4th cup of aloe vera gel, oil from 10 vitamin E capsules and oil from five vitamin A capsules. Blend the ingredients well. Now, rub this mixture till the skin sucks it in completely.
Do it again tomorrow!
9. Sponge up with Egg Whites
Eggs are the powerhouse for proteins and stretch marks can be dealt with proteins.
Wash your skin with water first. Break two eggs and whip the whites gently. Dip a clean sponge into it and pat it onto the marks. Alternatively, apply a thick layer of whipped egg whites with the help of a brush. Let it dry. Wash it away with cold water. You may need olive oil to moisturize your skin.
Results to be seen in a couple of weeks!
8. Soak in Lemon Juice
Out of all the counter-measures, this is the most picked and handy remedy. Due to its naturally acidic properties, lemon helps to do away with the stretch marks.
Assert on getting only fresh lemon juice for this curing treatment. Squeeze it on the affected area. Be particular and regular in rubbing the lemon juice in circular motion to get better results. Carry this on for a minimum of 10 minutes. Use lukewarm water to clean it at the end.
Repeat this on a daily basis and watch the results!
7. Dab with Potato Juice
Potato juice holds vitamins and minerals which aids in restoration of skin cells.
Slash a medium-sized potato into thick slices. One by one rub each of the potato slices on the stretch marks for a good time. Don’t stop before you see the potato starch wrapping the affected area. Wait till it dries and finally take it off with lukewarm water.
Do this every then and now and favorable results shall wait for you!
6. Moisturize with Cocoa Butter
Cocoa butter is known to be a super excellent moisturizer. Well, it has some healing cure for your stretch marks too. Twice a day, give a fine massage to the stretch marks with cocoa butter. Be patient for a month or two while doing this. But then, it is totally worth the wait!
Alternatively, combine 1/2 cup of cocoa butter, one tablespoon of wheat germ oil, 2 teaspoons of grated beeswax and 1 teaspoon each of apricot kernel oil and vitamin E oil. Flame it till the beeswax melts. Apply it on your marks twice a day. Put the leftover mixture in an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator.
5. Masking with Sugar
Natural white sugar is another well-to-do remedy to get rid of stretch marks. This is like exfoliating your skin with sugar mixture. Take 1 tablespoon of raw sugar and a little almond oil. Squeeze some drops of lemon juice into it. Mix it well. Mask the stretch marks with this mixture. Consider doing this a few minutes before your shower.
Repeat this on a daily basis for a couple of weeks and results are assured!
4. Misting with Castor Oil
Castor oil is well heard for its skin medication properties. Put some castor oil to the stretch marks. Give a gentle massage with fingertips in circular motion for 5 to 10 minutes.
Tie a thin, cotton cloth on the massaged area. Give some heat to it. You may use a hot water bottle or a heating pad for this. This should last for at least half an hour.
One month of doing this will make the stretch marks go light!
3. Dampen with Olive Oil
Olive oil has nutrients and antioxidants that are a great help in treating skin issues.
Get some warm extra-virgin olive oil and gently knead into the affected skin. Keep this on for half an hour and let vitamins A, D and E present in the oil do the curing.
To make it more convenient and useful, add little water and vinegar in the olive oil. Use this as your night cream. This helps to exfoliate your skin and does wonders for your stretch marks’ knock-out!
2. Coat with Alfalfa
Being rich in proteins and vitamins E and K, Alfalfa nourishes the skin. It consists of 8 essential amino acids that are good care taker of skin and thereby a good home-remedy for stretch marks.
Grind the leaves to powdered form or buy the powder itself. Mix this up with few drops of chamomile oil. This should look like a smooth paste. Coat the needed area 2-3 times a day with this paste. Doing so for weeks will give you positive results!
1. Gulp down Water
We have always heard of drinking as much water. Hydrate your body well and more than half the skin problems are bid goodbye with this. Experts say that 8 to 10 glasses of water each day is the best you can do to your body and skin.
When your skin is sufficiently hydrated, stretch marks tend to lose their appearance. Keep a check on your water intake and this shall prevent new stretch marks from coming.
There are no claims of home remedies removing the stretch marks completely. But these are sure shot useful home therapies to make them go lighter like never before!
We all want our skin to be more beautiful and completely flawless. So, put in your efforts on a more regular basis! The more you repeat these tips, the more you will see the happy results! Say Hello to beautiful skin and Bye Bye to stressful marks!