Stretch marks steal the beauty from a flawless skin. A sudden contraction or expansion of the skin stretches the connective tissues ahead of its normal ability. This stretching weakens the collagen that results in tearing of elastic fibers. Thus, leads to the formation of stretch marks on the middle layer of skin. The main reason behind these stubborn marks is pregnancy.
Besides, sudden weight loss or gain, stress, heredity factor, genetic disorders, muscle building, hormonal changes, puberty, adrenal gland diseases like Cushing syndrome, Ehler’s danlos syndrome, etc., leads to these ugly blemishes. Stretch marks look like wrinkles or lines, which vary from white to red in color. The affected area becomes soft. These lines are mainly visible on abdominal wall; however, it also occurs on thighs, breasts, buttocks and upper arms. Although many creams and ointments have emerged in market that promises to fade these marks fast they may have certain side effects. Try out these incredible home remedies to get rid of stretch marks.
The acidic nature and vitamin C content of lemon juice help eradicate stretch marks. It is a natural bleaching agent, which works wonders in preventing new stretch marks from occurring. Apply some lemon juice over these stubborn marks regularly. Or else, rub a lemon wedge on the affected skin.
Apply creams rich in cocoa butter at least twice a day. It is a great hydrating agent that helps get rid of the stretch marks.
Alternatively, take ½ cup of cocoa powder, 1 tbsp of wheat germ oil, 2 tbsp of grated beeswax, 1 tbsp of apricot kernel oil and few drops of vitamin E oil. Heat this mixture until the beeswax melts and then apply it to the affected area after it cools, three times a day.
Grind some coffee beans and add warm water to make a fine paste. Later, add aloe vera gel and mix all the ingredients properly. Now, spread it on the affected skin and massage it for a couple of minutes. After 20 minutes, clean the skin warm wet cloth and rinse with water. Apply olive oil to moisturize your skin. Perform this remedy for a month.
This post was created with our nice and easy submission form. Create your post!