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Stretch marks are like long scar marks that are usually developed in the areas of people such as legs, arms, buttocks, abdomen, breast etc. Those marks are unusually whitish as well as look quite artificial on several areas of an individual’s body. There are a variety of reasons behind these stretch marks. Some of the remedies include pregnancy, muscle growth at growing ages, increase in body weight etc.
Teenagers also develop growing pains in their legs, which in turn give rise to stretch marks. The adolescence period old young individuals go through the hormonal changes which gives rise to stretches in the body. But today, people can adopt a variety of ways of lightening the stretch marks. The natural remedies available in each household will be safe.
Do you remember those days of pregnancy which have given you these intolerable marks which resist you to flaunt your look and clothes of your choice. Yes, stretch marks arises generally in pregnancy, and other causes could be sudden increase and decrease in weight, rapid growth, heredity factors, stress and changes in physical condition. Stretch marks are visible fine lines on the skin surface, with an off-color hue. These are generally found in the abdominal area, but can also occur over the thighs, upper arms, buttocks and other areas.
Skin consists of three layer epidermis (the outer layer), dermis (the middle layer) and hypodermic (the deepest layer). Stretch marks are formed in the middle later when the connective tissue is stretched, beyond the power of its flexibility due to rapid expansion and skin contraction. Stretch marks can put you in the discomfort zone, making you conscious about your appearance. However, there are several natural ways to reduce the appearance of stretch marks.
Stretch marks are nothing but visible white lines formed on the skin surface during a sudden change in body size, be it rapid weight gain or weight loss. Here are some of the kitchen secrets and general tips shared to help you improve your skin appearance.
Home remedies to lighten stretch marks
Massage with vegetable oil
Every Indian kitchen must have vegetable oil readily available to them as this serves as one of the important sources of cooking. Curries cannot be made in India without the use of vegetable oil. A pregnant lady is provided with an oil bath in the first few months of pregnancy. You can use vegetable oil over there. Since the belly of the pregnant lady bulges with the growth of the baby inside the womb, stretch marks is readily visible. But, if you can massage it with vegetable oil, stretch marks will be easily reduced.
We all know that white portion of the egg is useful in a number of ways. The protein content in the white portion of the egg is really very useful in treating the stretch marks. You can take two eggs in raw condition. Break them and take the white portion of the egg. Now apply it over the areas which are affected with the stretch marks. As soon as you see the egg white becomes totally dry, wash the same with water and apply a mild moisturizer.
Vitamin E oil
Vitamin E has antioxidant property that helps to prevent the damage of collagen. It leads to skin damage. So, massage with Vitamin E oil for 15 – 20 minutes every day on your stretch marks that can affect skin on a regular basis. Vitamin E can prevent the appearance of stretch marks and are repaired completely when you take care of them. Vitamin E oil is a good moisturizer and keeps your skin smooth and supple. Massaging with Vitamin E oil can increase blood circulation that can fade off the marks. It can improve the elasticity and appearance of your skin.
Since, the acidic property of the lemon consists of natural bleaching capacity, for years this has been used to create a normal state of the skin that has a variety of marks. The stretch marks are also not an exception to this. If you too are suffering from the stretch marks over your skin due to one or two reasons, the application of the lemon juice will be very effective. It is better to use fresh lemon rather than lemon extract. Cut a piece of lemon and squeeze the lemon juice over the affected area. You must keep it for a period of 10 minutes and then wash it with warm water.
Sugar in its natural white form is the best remedy to combat stretch marks. It is highly used as an exfoliating agent. A tbsp of sugar mixed with almond oil and a few drops of lemon juice can be applied over the stretch marks to get effective results. A regular practice of this process needs to be done for at least a month to see visible results.
Vitamin K is the most important ingredient in your body to prevent scars on the skin. Vitamin K is rich from green veggies such as cucumber, cabbage, spinach, and spring onions. Daily consumption of green salad helps to get rid of marks.
Aloe vera gel
If you are getting stretch marks on your skin, it means that you have lost the natural elasticity of your skin. If you can use the Aloe Vera Gel, this will be really capable of healing the small tears that have taken place in your skin due to losing of elasticity. You can get the gel by cutting a leaf from the Aloe Vera plant. You need to peel out the outer skin and get a fading effect in your skin layer.
I seriously recommend you guys to grow Aloe Vera in your gardens. Aloe Vera leaf has a sticky translucent pulp that has many healing and soothing compounds and properties when used both internally and externally. It’s a tonic for the skin and keeps you out of all the skin diseases.
Thus, Aloe Vera is also beneficial for Stretch marks. Mix one cup of aloe vera gel + 2tsp Vitamin E oil. Daily rub this mixture onto the skin until fully absorbed, you will soon see the change.
Aloe vera The effect of aloe Vera is helpful in treating many skin problems. The active compounds found in aloe Vera helps in the treatment of minor burns, while its healing effect can treat stretch marks. You can directly apply aloe Vera gel on the stretched marks and can rub it gently for a few minutes and wash with lukewarm water.
Cocoa butter plays an effective role in reducing the stretch marks and fades them easily. Massage with the on the affected areas at least twice in a day, do it regularly for one month to see the effective results. If you want to prevent the stretch marks, then this is the better way of using cocoa butter because it helps to moisturize the skin and keep it flexible and flexible skin is less prone to get stretch marks.
Coffee is rich in chemicals that helps to lighten scars and can tighten skin. Take some coffee beans and grind them with required amount of warm water to form a thick smooth paste. Instead, you can use coffee ground directly without adding water. Mix aloe vera gel into the paste and then massage them on stretch marks for 3-5 minutes in a circular motion. Wipe it with a warm cloth or towel for at least 15 -20 minutes. Rinse it off with water. Apply olive oil as a moisturizer and repeat it daily for 1 month continuously can result best. Coffee helps in removing cellulite.
An alternative method, grind some coffee beans and mix some collagen lotion into it. You can also use any herbal lotion that is of good quality. Rub the paste on your skin in circular motion and massage it until it gets dissolved into the skin. Wash it off with water. Repeat it twice a day before going to bath.
Applying potato juice
It is the best home remedy to reduce the appearance of stretch marks. Just apply the potato juice on the affected area or simply cut the potato into two halves and rub the slice on the stretch marks. After it it is dried clean the area with water. As potato’s are rich in certain kinds of vitamins and minerals, which helps in restoring the new cells
Potato – the readily available veggie in every kitchen has the vitamins and minerals to ward off the off-color visible stretch marks. All you have to do is cut potato into medium thick slices and rub it gently on the affected skin for a few minutes, dry for some time and wash off.
Yes!!! Moisturizers can really help remove stretch marks off your skin when applied on a daily basis after bathing. For this, you will have to go buy moisturizers with products that contain cocoa butter or Shea butter, Vitamin C as a prime ingredient. Massage the moisturizer deep into breasts, belly, hips, and buttocks, which are the body parts that are generally prone to stretch marks.
Oil massages are a traditional method used by ancient people on a daily basis to get rid of stretch marks and is also associated with the benefits of exfoliation dead skin cells, enhance blood circulation and improves skin texture too making it smooth and lustrous.
All you need is single or combinations of wheat germ oil, almond oil, vitamin E oil, sesame oil, olive oil, coconut oil, castor oil or any oil of your choice and that suits your skin type. Gently massage the oil to your body or affected areas and leave it for an hour before bathing and wash off using a gram flour scrub.
Olive oil: A nourishing agent which moisturizes the skin and keeps it well maintained. Olive oil consist several antioxidants and nutrients that helps in improving various skin problems. A slight massage of pure, warm olive oil into the affected skin area will improve blood circulation and reduces the stretch marks to a great extent. It is left for half an hour, so that the nutrients get absorbed in the skin.
Intake of food sources rich in vitamin C like lemons, oranges, helps your skin get rid of stretch marks eventually. Vitamin C is known as ascorbic acid that ensures the production of collagen. Collagen helps in the growth of cells and blood vessels with the collagen as it is a protein made up of amino acids. Collagen produces 30% of proteins within the body. It can aid immensely to maintain the firmness and strength of the skin.
This may not seem like a tip, but yes water has that magical properties to keep your body hydrated at all times by detoxifying your skin pores and restoring elasticity, which ultimately helps you get rid of stretch marks. Sip some water every 30 minutes.
Water A well hydrated body keeps all the health issues at bay. It helps in regular detoxification of the skin pores and restores elasticity which allows us to get rid of stretch marks. According to experts, one should intake, minimum 10 glasses of water in a day to keep the body hydrated properly.
Avocado, jojoba, and sweet almond oil
Oil treatment helps to prevent stretch marks. This is due to potent properties present in the oil that helps to get rid of stretch marks after delivery. Avocado is rich and naturally fat with the help of skin that remain nourished and lighten the stretch marks. Take some jojoba oil, avocado, and sweet almond oil. Add a few drops of lavender and chamomile oil into it. Mix them well and apply it on stretch marks. It is a strong ingredient and is powerful to treat stretch marks.
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