It is worth noting that stretch marks do not pose a health hazard. They may not be liked only for aesthetic reasons, so it is up to you to remove them or not. Pregnant women, as well as adolescents during puberty and people who are losing or gaining weight, are most susceptible to scarring. Most often, stretch marks appear on the abdomen, but they can also appear on the thighs, buttocks, chest, and even on the shoulders.
Women especially do not like scars on the skin, because because of them they lose confidence in themselves and sometimes even feel embarrassed to go to the beach. Fortunately, there are natural ways to reduce stretch marks.
Castor oil helps in treating many skin problems such as wrinkles, blemishes, rashes and acne, but it can also be used to get rid of stretch marks. Apply a small amount of castor oil to problem areas of the skin and massage the area in circular motions for 5-10 minutes. Then wrap the area with a cotton cloth, sit or lie down, and place a hot water bottle or heating pad on the area for at least half an hour. Do this procedure at least every other day (or every day). You will notice the result in a month.
Aloe vera is a stunning plant known for its healing and soothing properties. To reduce stretch marks, take aloe vera gel and rub it on the affected area of the skin. Leave on for 15 minutes, rinse with warm water. Another option is to make a mixture of ¼ cup of aloe vera gel, 10 vitamin E capsules, and 5 vitamin A capsules. Rub the mixture and leave until completely absorbed every day.
Another easy and affordable way to reduce stretch marks is lemon juice. Squeeze the juice from half or a whole lemon, immediately apply it to the stretch marks in a circular motion. Leave on for at least 10 minutes to absorb into the skin, then rinse with warm water. Lemon juice can also be mixed with cucumber juice and applied to the affected skin in the same way.
The most common white sugar is one of the best natural remedies for getting rid of stretch marks, as it exfoliates the skin well. Mix a tablespoon of granulated sugar with a little almond oil and a few drops of lemon juice. Mix well and apply the mixture on the stretch marks. Gently massage into problem areas for a few minutes before showering. Do this every day for a month and you will notice a reduction and discoloration of the stretch marks.
The vitamins and minerals found in potatoes promote the growth and repair of skin cells. And this is just what we need! Cut the potatoes into thick slices, take one of them and rub it on the problem area for several minutes. Make sure the starch covers the desired area of the skin. Let the juice dry completely on your skin and then wash it off with warm water.
alfalfa (Medicago sativa)
Alfalfa leaves contain eight essential amino acids that are good for the skin. They are also rich in proteins and vitamins E and K, which help nourish the skin. Grind alfalfa leaves and mix with a few drops of chamomile oil, apply the resulting paste on the affected area of the body. Improvements can be seen if you do this several times a day for two to three weeks.
Cocoa butter is a great natural moisturizer that nourishes the skin and reduces stretch marks. Apply it to the affected area at least twice a day for several months. Another option is to make a mixture of ½ cup cocoa butter, a tablespoon of wheat germ oil, two teaspoons of beeswax, a teaspoon of apricot oil, and a teaspoon of vitamin E. Heat this mixture until the beeswax melts. Apply to skin two to three times daily. Store the mixture in the refrigerator.
Olive oil contains many nutrients and antioxidants that fight various skin problems, including stretch marks. Apply some slightly warm cold-pressed oil to the area of the stretch marks. Leave for half an hour to allow the skin to absorb vitamins A, D and E. You can also mix the oil with vinegar and water and use the mixture as a night cream. It will help keep the skin hydrated and relax it.
Your body must be well hydrated. Water will help restore skin elasticity, and the products you use to reduce stretch marks will really work. Drink 8 to 10 glasses of water a day. Try to avoid coffee, tea and soda.