Stretch marks are those that appear as crooked lines, mostly lighter color at the center, on the surface of the skin. The area with most visible stretch marks are around the abdominal area. Other places include breasts, buttocks, upper arms and the thighs. The most common cause of stretch marks is pregnancy, but other causes like rapid growth, sudden loss or gain in weight, change with physical conditions and hereditary factors are also included into its development.
It is best to spare all the lecture about how stretch marks develop, as you can see that they got there on your skin for a reason. You have accepted it, but at the same time want to get rid of it. How about stretch marks removal products? They can be quite pricey if you get your hands on one. What’s more, some of them may not be as effective as you have heard them to be. Just try out some of these natural recipes you can do at home that are proven to reduce or vanish your stretch marks gradually. It may be slower than those cosmetic surgery process, but the least is that your skin is not going through the pain of the knife just to get the result you want instantly.
Just love the process of gradual disappearance. You will never notice it until all stretch marks have completely faded from your skin!
Haven’t you seen a lot of beauty products that always boast about its main ingredient, aloe vera? There is a reason for that. Aside for its use to bring out the shine from your hair or even making your skin smooth and moisturized, it has soothing and healing properties that are proven to get rid of the stretch marks.
Rather than buy those super expensive beauty products that only has a small percentage of aloe vera in it, take in the pure gel out of an aloe vera leaf and apply it directly to the affected area of your skin. Do not remove the gel for ten minutes and then rinse it off with water.
You can also try an alternative option of making a mixture of ¼ cup aloe vera gel, oil from five vitamin capsules and ten from vitamin E capsules. Rub this mixture onto the stretch marks until it has fully been absorbed into your skin. Apply this process every day.
Isn’t castor oil widely used as a treatment for dark spots, moles, pimples, fine lines, age spots and wrinkles? It can also be used for getting rid of the stretch marks.
Just apply the castor oil directly onto the affected area and massage it gently in circular motions. Do this in between five to ten minutes. Do not wash it just yet – wrap the applied area with a cotton cloth. Apply heat on to the affected area for thirty minutes. You need to repeat this process for a whole month on a daily basis to achieve results that you desire.
Lemon is really powerful, isn’t it? Not only is it helpful in keeping your skin glowing, it will also help in reducing stretch marks. Since there is natural acid in lemon juice, not to mention it is natural, it will not only reduce stretch marks but also acne and many other skin scars.
Rub the lemon juice gently onto your stretch marks, but make sure you use circular motions. Give it at least ten minutes for your skin to absorb the juice before you wash it away with warm water.
Another way of using lemon juice is to mix equal parts of lemon juice and cucumber juice. Apply mixture directly onto the stretch marks.
Surprised to see egg whites in the list? Eggs are touted to be packed with protein. But to use it as a remover for stretch marks, you only need the egg whites, which contains a lot of proteins and amino acids.
Whip 2 egg whites gently using a fork. Clean the area with stretch marks and apply a generous amount of egg white mixture onto the skin using a makeup brush. Leave the egg whites to completely dry. After that rinse the mixture with cold water. Make sure you apply olive oil onto the affected area after applying the egg whites in order to bring back its moisture. Repeat this process every day for 2 weeks or until you see positive results.
All these natural methods may reduce the amount of stretch marks on your body, but they will not completely fade away in a short amount of time.