Dermatologists use the term Striae when referring to stretch marks and attributed them to the dramatic stretching and tearing of the dermis. While dermatologists can prescribe various treatment options for stretch mark removal, this is an expensive answer compared to that of depending on natural remedies.
My List of Natural Remedies For Stretch Marks
Looking to natural products for answers offers little to no risks especially for people with overly sensitive skin types. Below are some nature’s gifts that you can use to makes those unsightly stretch marks disappear naturally.
Lemon Juice and Glycerin
Fresh lemon juice is a common remedy is skincare; it is used to treat various problems. Its secrets of treating stretch marks lie in the acidic juice. Just squeeze juice from a fresh lemon and dab it on the skin using a smooth sponge massaging it into the skin to enhance absorption. Leave the juice on you allowing it to dry; take around 30 minutes and then rinse off with lukewarm water. You can enhance the effectiveness of the lemon juice by adding around 2 3 tablespoons of glycerin and applying the mixture to your skin. Use this mixture twice a day and you will start seeing notable changes within two months.
Think of this as a skin-therapy mask made purely of egg whites. It is effective only if the skin is clean before the application of the egg whites. use 2 -3 eggs that you break and separate the yolks from the whites and then use a soft bristled brush to apply the whites directly on the stretch marks. Ensure that you achieve a thick layer and then leave it to dry. Give it around 30 minutes before you rinse it off with cold water. Pat the area dry and then proceed to apply olive oil and aloe vera oil blend.
Cocoa butter is a key ingredient in many anti-aging skin care products. It is known to improve blood flow. Cocoa butter also improves the skin’s elasticity thus giving it a better resistance to stretch marks. You can opt to use only the cocoa butter, applying it on the marks twice a day or enhance its effectiveness by adding a tablespoon of tea kernel oil and wheat germ, a teaspoon of vitamin E and grated beeswax. Heat the mixture on a pan to allow the oils to blend together and then apply it on directly on the stretch marks with the mixture is warm. Massage it on for around 10 minutes to ensure it sinks into the skin.
Potato juice may not sound like something many people are familiar with, but it is an excellent skincare remedy. To get the juice, you need to mash raw potatoes and then squeeze out the juice which you then apply directly to the skin. Potato juice contains potent elements that promote cell regeneration and skin rejuvenation which make it a good remedy option for getting rid of stretch marks.
Olive Oil and Aloe Vera Blend
Aloe Vera is another natural product used in skincare extensively. It is praised for its homeopathic properties. Aloe Vera will activate the skin’s capacity to regenerate and rejuvenate while also soothing it as it enhances the skin to heal. On the other hand, olive oil is a rich supply of essential nutrients and antioxidants that will help the skin fight disorders. Combine the two and you get a potent natural remedy for treating stretch marks. Apply the olive oil and aloe vera oil blend on the skin twice a day for best results.
Sugar and Almond oil Mix
The sugar and almond oil blend is more of an exfoliant. You mix two tablespoons of sugar with a tablespoon of almond oil taking care not to allow the sugar granules to dissolve. Apply the mixtures on the skin, rubbing it over the stretch marks for around 15 minutes. Do this a few minutes before taking a shower with warm water. Adding a few drops of fresh lemon juice can also help give the mixture some vivacity.
Remember to take good care of your skin and this involves eating rich nutritionally-balanced meals, keeping the skin clean and exercising. When you work out, you cause the skin and body tissues to expand and contract naturally thus enhancing the skin’s resistance to developing stretch marks.