Stretch marks are visible lines or streaks on the skin surface with an off-color hue. Generally, pregnancy is considered as the main cause of stretch marks but also there are many other reasons that can cause stretch marks which include rapid weight loss or weight gain, rapid growth, bodybuilding, heredity factors, and changes in physical conditions.
These marks first appear as thin pink or red lines but then their color turns into silver. They are usually found in the abdominal wall, breasts, upper arms, underarms, back, thighs and buttocks. The appearance of these marks is annoying for many people and they try many cosmetic products to get rid of them. But this article will help you fade these stretch marks with some natural remedies.
1. Potato Juice: potato juice is rich in minerals and vitamins that promote restoration and growth of skin cells. Cut a medium-sized potato into thick slices. Rub one of the potato slices over the stretch marks for a few minutes. When the potato juice gets dried, wash it off with lukewarm.
2. Sugar: Sugar is one of the most effective home remedies to get rid of stretch marks. It works as a natural exfoliant for the skin which helps make the stretch marks look lighter. Mix 1 tablespoon of raw sugar with some almond oil and a few drops of lemon juice. Mix the ingredients well and apply it on the stretch marks. Then gently rub the mixture on the skin for a few minutes. Do this for a few minutes on a daily basis before taking a shower. Use this remedy for a month and you will find that your stretch marks became lighter.
3. Aloe vera: Aloe vera is known for its healing and soothing properties which allow it to be an effective solution for getting rid of stretch marks. You can apply it directly on the stretch marks, leave it for a few minutes and then rinse it with lukewarm water. Or you can add one ¼ cup of aloe vera gel to oil from 10 vitamin E capsules and oil form 5 vitamin A capsules. Mix the ingredients well then rub the mixture onto the skin until it gets fully absorbed. To achieve the best result do this remedy every day.
4. Lemon Juice: Lemon juice is naturally acidic that helps reduce the appearance of stretch marks, acne and other scars. Rub fresh lemon juice onto the stretch marks using circular motions. Allow the juice to penetrate your skin for at least 10 minutes, and then wash it off with warm water.