Ways to Get Rid Of Stretch Marks Fast and Easy
Women are more prone to getting stretch marks compared to men basically because of how their body muscles are structured. The marks are more common during pregnancy and after pregnancy because of all the stretching that occurs during this period.
However, they can also result from loss of weight and honestly, there is no woman who feels confident about the unattractive lines that can appear on different parts of the body including thighs, buttocks, lower arms, and the abdomen and around the waistline.
But here’s the great news: Stretch marks are completely harmless, and many mamas actually wear them as a badge of honour. (If you missed the message that went viral last year, google it: “Your body is not ruined. You’re a tiger who earned her stripes!”) That said, if you’re not too rip-roaringly happy (pun intended) about your lingering lines, you can mask them by using certain creams or in a dermatologist’s office.
Most affected people look for retinoid creams and even opt for surgery to eliminate the stretch marks, but there are natural methods that can be used to get rid of stretch marks fast and easy and inexpensively.
Using sugar – It has exfoliating effects and the coarse texture helps in scrubbing off dead skin thus minimizing the appearance of stretch marks on arms, stomach and the thighs. Mix sugar with almond oil and lemon juice drops to create a thick paste you can rub on the affected areas for several minutes before rinsing and patting the area dry. This can be done for a month to get desired results.
Using aloe Vera – It has for years been used as a skin issue remedy and it works just as well on stretch marks. It has healing and cooling properties that minimize the look of the marks and can be very effective for itchy stretch marks. Fresh cut leaves can be rubbed onto the affected area and left to dry before rinsing. In the absence of the plant, gel can be used on affected areas.
Using potato juice – It is an unlikely remedy, but one that works wonders too on the stretch marks. The juice has vitamins and minerals, which enhance growth of skin cells and also helps in repairing damaged ones. Cut a potato in thick slices and use them to rub on the affected skin areas for around 10 minutes then allow it to dry before rinsing.
Using olive oil – It has cooling and hydrating effects and is packed with antioxidants and nutrients which help heal the skin. Heat the oil a little and massage it on the stretch marks. It will promote blood circulation, reducing the appearance of the marks over a period of time. You will love how supple and smooth the skin feels after the application.
Using castor oil – It will not only help you get rid of stretch marks, but also dark spots, moles, pimples and lines. Massage the oil in circular motions onto the affected areas and if possible keep the areas wrapped then apply a heating pad for 30 minutes daily till you achieve your desired results.
Using Alfalfa – It is rich in amino acids, which promote healthy skin. It also has vitamin E, protein and Vitamin K to promote even toned skin naturally. Detoxify the skin using the leaves and combine chamomile oil with alfalfa powder to eliminate the stretch marks. The paste should be massaged at least thrice daily for fast results.
Other home remedies to get rid of stretch marks fast and easy, you can include lemon juice, cocoa butter and egg whites.