Stretchmarks are characterized by fine scars under the top layer of the skin which then form off colored streaks on the external surface. Stretchmarks occur mostly in the abdominal area but can also be found in other parts of the body including the thigh area,breasts and also buttocks.They are mostly found in pregnant women but can also be found in people who gain and lose weight rapidly. It can be caused by stress and rapid growth.There are various ways of getting rid of stretchmarks using natural and artificial methods.There are several home remedies that can get rid of the stretchmarks without necessarily spending a lot of money.
Potato juice has a lot of minerals and vitamins that promotes restoration of skin cells.The juice is prepared by cutting a potato into thick slices .Take one piece of the potato and rub it on the stretchmarks for several minutes .After the juice dries up let it stay for a while before washing it off.
Sugar which is readily available is a natural skin exfoliator hence a suitable remedy. lts coarse texture makes it effective for getting rid of dead skin.To make the mixture,use a tablespoon of sugar, add some lemon juice and some almond oil. Apply this mixture to the skin and then scrub.
Olive oil has a lot of antioxidants and nutrients.it has healing properties. Warm olive oil should be applied gently to the affected area severally and over time the stretchmarks will reduce. Another effective oil is Castor oil which has healing properties when it comes to skin problems. After massaging the castor oil to the skin, wrap the area with a heating pad for at least half an hour.
Egg whites are rich in proteins and amino acids which repair skin cells efficiently. They give the skin a smoother and fairer appeal. Preparing the mixture will take two whites that have been whipped well.These is then applied to the skin for about ten minutes and thereafter rinse the skin with warm water.
Aloe Vera is a natural and effective method when it comes to getting rid of stretch marks. lt has healing and soothing properties. Aloe Vera leaves can be rubbed directly to the affected area for a few minutes. Aloe Vera can also be used in gel form the can be rubbed in the affected area as well
The leaves of Alfalfa have plenty of amino acids,protein and vitamin E and K which support healthy skin. Alfalfa has anti-fungal properties. Alfalfa powder combined with chamomile oil makes a thick paste that is then directly applied to the affected area.This paste should be applied three times a day to achieve the desired result.
Lemon juice can be made by squeezing the juice direct from a green lemon fruit. Lemon juice has been used for the longest time to get rid of marks on the skin by simply applying the juice directly to the affected area.The acid in the juice reduces scars, acne and in our case stretch marks. Drinking an average of eight glasses of water a day works miracles on the skin. A hydrated skin plays a part in reducing the stretchmarks. A healthy diet full of vegetables and fruit tend to help control the occurrence of stretchmarks.