The skin is quite amazing as it stretches to great lengths to accommodate your body – whether in times of a woman’s pregnancy or when a person becomes physically larger because of growing up and/or becoming overweight/obese. Such cases could lead to the development of unsightly stretch marks.
Some people are lucky to easily bounce back and lose the stretch marks without outside intervention but for many of us, these unsightly lines are just so difficult to get rid of. Laser treatments can be used to remove these blemishes but such could be costly.
There are cheap alternatives that you can easily find at home. Try these top 5 natural remedies to get rid of those stretch marks for good:
5. White Sugar
With its exfoliating properties, sugar makes sense as a home remedy to treat stretch marks. You can make a paste from a tablespoon of sugar and a few drops of lemon juice and almond oil. Rub this on the skin for a few minutes. Wash thoroughly. Repeat daily until the stretch marks have lightened.
4. Lemon Juice
The acidity of lemon juice aids in reducing the scars brought by these stretch marks. All you have to do is directly apply lemon juice on the stretch marks, massing in circular motions for a few minutes. After 10 minutes, rinse thoroughly using warm water.
3. Egg Whites
What makes egg whites ideal for treating stretch marks is that these contain plenty of proteins and amino acids which can be quite beneficial for the skin to heal quickly. Simply apply the egg whites on the skin. Allow to dry completely before rinsing thoroughly with cold water. Moisturize the area using olive oil. Repeat daily for two weeks.
2. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is an excellent natural remedy not just for baldness and burns but for treating skin problems like stretch marks as well. Let the aloe vera’s soothing properties heal your skin. Simply rub a fresh piece of cut aloe vera on the affected area. Rinse off thoroughly after 15 minutes using lukewarm water.
1. Castor Oil
Chosen by Top 10 Home Remedies as the best remedy for stretch marks, castor oil is also great for treating other skin conditions like pimples, dark spots, wrinkles, and age spots. Simply massage castor oil on the affected area for 10 minutes. Then, cover the area with a piece of cloth and apply a heating pad above the spot for at least 30 minutes. Repeat daily.
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