Are you changing your wardrobe enclosing revealing and sexy clothes due to sudden appearance of stretch mark on your skin? After trying every anti-cellulite creams from market, it must be disappointing as nothing helps much to remove stretch marks. But before going into details let’s learn as to how stretch marks are formed. Our skin is made of three layer dermis, epidermis, and subcutaneous layer. Whenever there is any extensive contraction or extension of the collagen in the dermis layer.
This result in the formation of thin visible lines on the skin and becomes permanent if not treated at the initial stage. Stretch marks are either formed due to sudden weight loss, weight gain or during pregnancy. Well, wait and don’t throw out your favorite dresses as there are many home remedies which might help you get rid of stretch marks. So, get ready to apply them as all the exceptional home remedies for stretch mark are right here. Just note them to apply in your daily life and feel free to show your smooth and radiant skin.
Home Remedies For Stretch Marks
It is a myth that potato contains high amount of carbohydrates and no minerals or vitamins. But recent studies are slowly easing this thought from peoples’ mind. It has been found that potato also contains sodium, potassium, and dietary fiber. Therefore it is not only healthy to consume potato in moderation but also effective to reduce any types of scars and spots from skin.
Potato is an inexpensive and simple home remedy for stretch marks. Take a potato and cut thin slices. Rub a slice on the affected skin while pressing gently. Let it dry naturally on the skin and then wash off with luke warm water.
Sugar is an excellent natural scrub for skin which not only exfoliates the skin in the epidermis but also relaxes the collagen in the dermis layer. All you need do prepare a sugar mask to use it for stretch marks is: 1 tablespoon of raw sugar, 1 teaspoon of almond oil, and a few drops of lemon juice.
Mix them well and apply the mask on the affected area. Gently massage the skin for 10 minutes and take shower. If possible repeat it every day or 2 to 3 times a week continuously for one month. You will notice the stretch marks gradually fading away.
Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe vera gel has strong scar removing properties. It can be used on stretch marks either directly on the skin or by preparing a gel mixture. Both ways of applying aloe vera gel is equally effective. Apply directly aloe vera gel on the skin, leave it for 10 minutes and then wash off with luke warm water.
Otherwise, prepare an oil mask using the following ingredients: ½ cup olive oil, ¼ cup aloe vera gel, 10 vitamin E capsule oil, and 5 vitamin A capsule oil. Mix all the ingredients well and store in a glass bottle. You can store this mask in refrigerator for several days. Repeat the mask on the affected area until it is completely absorbed by the skin.
Here comes the champion for all kind of skin problems. Lemon juice recues from skin problem like acne spots, other scars, skin injury including stretch marks.
Take a lemon and cut a thin slice of it. Rub the slice on the skin area having stretch marks. Let the juice act on the skin for 10 minutes and then wash off with warm water. You can also apply lemon juice mixed with cucumber juice on stretch mark.
Cocoa butter is another effective home remedy for stretch marks. It is a great moisturizer that keeps the skin soft and smooth. You can use cocoa butter for stretch marks by preparing a lotion. You will need the following ingredients for it: ½ cocoa butter, 1 tablespoon wheat germ oil, 1 teaspoon apricot kernel oil, 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil, and 2 teaspoons grated beeswax.
Take all the ingredients in a small pan and heat the mixture to melt beeswax. Pour the lotion in an air tight container and store for future use. Apply the lotion on stretch marks 2 or 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can also use raw cocoa butter directly on the skin 2 times a day. Continue to apply for one or two months until the marks disappear.
As egg white is rich in protein, it works very well to improve the elasticity of collagen and finally reduces stretch marks. Use egg white in following manner to lower stretch mark from the skin.
Separate egg white from yolk in a bowl. Stir thoroughly egg white and apply a thick layer of egg white on clean skin. Let it dry and then rinse the skin with cold water. Repeat this remedy for several weeks to see significant difference in the appearance of stretch mark.
Alfa alfa is loaded with vitamins that are especially good for skin. It is rich in eight essential amino acids, protein, vitamin E, and vitamin K which are essential for nourishing skin. Furthermore, it has alkalizing and detoxifying qualities that helps to reduce scars and spots from the skin. Take enough alfa alfa powder according to the skin portion with stretch mark in a small bowl. Add a few drops of chamomile oil to the powder and mix well to form a thick paste. Massage the area with the paste 2 to 3 times a day. Continue to apply until you notice a significant change in the skin.
Castor has been found to work effectively for types of many skin problems such as wrinkles, age spot, moles, and scar including stretch marks. Take a few drops of castor oil in your palm and massage the affected area for 15 minutes.
Then wrap the skin with a cotton cloth. Place a hot water bottle or a heating pad over the skin for 20 to 30 minutes. Heat will help the skin to absorb the oil completely. Continue to use castor oil in the manner daily for a month to witness disappearance of stretch marks from the skin forever.