While pregnancy is the most common cause of stretch marks, they can also occur as a result of dramatic weight gain or loss.
Stretch marks are generally painless and can appear anywhere on the body. They are very common on the abdomen after childbirth.
As skin is stretched, the collagen is weakened and its normal production cycle is interrupted and damaged. Stretch marks can also appear by dramatic weight gain or loss.
Stretch marks are perfectly natural and they won’t cause you any health problems, but, if you want to reduce the appearance of stretch marks, here are three natural ways to do it.
Lemon juice is a really simple remedy for stretch marks and it will help to fade other types of scars and blemishes too. It is naturally acidic and it has a mild bleaching effect.
Rub fresh lemon juice gently onto the stretch marks using circular motions. Allow the lemon juice to soak into your skin for at least 10 minutes before rinsing it off with warm water.
Another option is to mix equal quantities of cucumber juice and lemon juice and apply the mixture on the stretch marks.
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Eggs are a rich source of protein. For stretch marks, you want to use only the egg whites, which contain amino acids and proteins.
Whip the whites of two eggs gently with a fork. Clean the affected skin area with water and then apply a thick layer of egg whites with a makeup brush.
Allow the egg whites to dry completely and then rinse the area with cold water.
Finally apply some olive oil on the skin to keep it moisturized.
Repeat the process daily for at least two weeks and watch for positive result.
Another tip on how to get rid of stretch marks is to use olive oil, as it contains ingredients that moisturise, cleanse, and nourish the skin, and it’s probably one of the oldest remedies for stretch marks that there is.
It also has the ability to help fight the damaging effect of free radicals on the collagen and improve the blood flow to the skin.
Simply massage warm olive oil into the skin every day and watch the stretch marks fade.
Natural white sugar is one of the best natural remedies to get rid of stretch marks. You can use the sugar to exfoliate your skin.
Mix a tablespoon of raw sugar with some almond oil and a few drops of lemon juice. Mix it well and apply it on the stretch marks and other skin areas.
Gently rub the mixture on the skin for a few minutes every day before taking a shower.
Do this for a month or so and watch your stretch marks become lighter.