Have you ever looked at yourself in the mirror and wished you’d do something about your body? It’s understandable, though. Stretch marks can make you feel uncomfortable and self-conscious about your general appearance. At times they cover a large part of your body: on the thighs, upper arms, breasts and buttocks aside from the abdominal wall that is the common place where stretch marks are found.
Pregnancy is often the main cause of stretch marks, though, there are other reasons that cause stretch marks; hereditary (if your mother has stretch marks, chances are you’ll have them as well), weight gain/loss or stress.
While there’s no way to repair completely the skin, there’re some ways to help reduce stretch marks on your body and make you feel at ease with it. Don’t stress yourself too much – you’re in luck – because this article will explore a few ways that can help you reduce stretch marks.
Use Castor Oil
Castor oil is one way that can help you get rid of stretch marks. It has been considering as a powerful treatment of a variety of skin problems like age spots, dark spots, pimples, and wrinkles.
Take some castor oil and apply it on the stretch marks. Gently massage this area for at least five minutes in circular motions. Once the time has been exhausted, use a thin cotton cloth to wrap the area then apply some heat to this area using a hot water bottle. Do this for at least 30minutes and ensure you repeat this procedure for one month if you want successful results.
Sounds a little weird, right? Well, eggs are rich sources of proteins so you’ll have to use egg whites to help rejuvenate your skin. You could use a makeup brush to apply the affected area with the whites of at least two eggs. Give the egg whites time to dry up then use cold water to rinse the area. Keep your skin moisturized by applying olive oil on the skin.
Try Out Potato Juice
While most of you might not prefer this option, potatoes are easily available and contain minerals and vitamins in their juice that will help restore your skin cells making stretch marks less visible.
Rub a piece of peeled potatoes in your stretch marks for a few minutes and allow it time to dry then wash it with lukewarm water.
Lemon juice is another simple and easily available way of reducing stretch marks and other scars on your body such as acne. It is naturally acidic and will help fade the stretch marks.
It’s easy, gently rub the fresh lemon juice on the affected area in circular motions and allow it time to soak into your skin before washing it off.
Opt For Aloe Vera As Well
Aloe Vera has been a preferable option for some people over the years, not only for reducing stretch marks but also other skin problems. It has healing and soothing properties that will help you reduce your stretch marks. Use Aloe Vera gel and apply it gently on the affected area.
Natural White Sugar
This is a more natural and effective way of getting rid of stretch marks. Simply mix the natural sugar, one tablespoon, with almond oil and lemon juice then apply it to the stretch marks
Cocoa butter is very effective and beneficial in treating stretch marks because it’s a natural moisturizer that will help your dry skin. It nourishes your skin and reduces stretch marks on your body. Massage the cocoa butter on the stretch marks twice daily to increase your chances of achieving a positive result.
Massage warm extra-virgin olive oil on your skin to help reduce the stretch marks on your body. It contains nutrients that will improve a variety of skin problems. Additionally, you can use it as a night cream by mixing it with water and vinegar. Olive oil will help keep your body moisturized and exfoliate your skin since it contains vitamin E that restores skin tissues. It softens the skin allowing it to expand this way the stretch marks will become less visible.
Drink Plenty of Water
Aside from its healthy benefits in your body, water helps restore your skin’s elasticity and keep it supple. Drink at least eight glasses of water every day to help keep your body hydrated and soften the skin. A word of advice; avoid taking tea, coffee or soda.
Last Though To Help Rid Your Body of Stretch Marks
For the best results at the end of all this, ensure that you use these methods for the recommended period whether days, weeks or months. Don’t use them once then assume that your stretch marks will disappear the next day.
If you’re too concerned about your stretch marks, visit your doctor to get more information. Remember, these natural remedies will not remove the stretch marks completely but they can fade over a period.