Are the stretch marks making you uncomfortable about your looks? Do you always think of concealing your stretch marks, while choosing the attires? Are you worried about those marks, but don’t know how to get rid of them? Sudden changes in weight and pregnancy are the two main causes of stretch marks. These marks can appear on the legs, back (lower), breast, hips, arms, waist, back, and abdomen.
Well, you might find several time-consuming and expensive medical remedies for your problem, but nothing can beat the ease of home remedies. So, here are some top home remedies, to remove the stretch marks:
1. Egg Whites
Eggs are rich in proteins; hence are very helpful in removing the stretch marks. Gently whip the egg whites of two eggs. Before applying a thick layer of egg whites, cleanse the affected skin with water. Wash the skin with cold water, when it dries completely. Massage with olive oil to keep the skin moisturized. Continuously use this for two weeks. You will definitely get the positive outcomes.
2. Castor Oil
Use castor oil to massage the affected area. With the help of your finger tips, massage in a circular motion, for at least 15 minutes. Now, cover the area with a cotton cloth. Apply some heat for at least 30 minutes, with the help of a heating pad or a hot water-bottle. For better results, practice this remedy continuously for one month.
3. Cocoa Butter
Use cocoa butter on the affected area, twice a day. It will make the marks less visible.
Else, mix one tsp., each of vitamin E oil and apricot kernel oil, 2 tsps of crushed beeswax, 1 Tbsp of wheat germ oil, and ½ cup of cocoa butter. Heat the mixture until the beeswax melts. Store in an airtight box, in a refrigerator. Use it on the affected area, thrice or twice a day.
4. Olive Oil
Take some olive oil. Slightly heat it. Massage this warm olive oil on the affected area. Leave it for 30 minutes. It will trim down the stretch marks to a great extent.
Alternatively, mix olive oil with water and vinegar. Apply it before going to sleep.
5. Lemon Juice
Take a fresh lemon. Cut it into 2 halves. Gently rub the ½ part of lemon on the stretch marks, in the circular motions. After 10 minutes, rinse with warm water.
Else in an equal amount, mix the lemon juice and cucumber juice. Apply this mixture on the affected area. For fading the stretch marks away, this works wonder.
6. Aloe Vera
Rub aloe vera gel directly on the affected area. Rinse with the lukewarm water, after few minutes.
Take one Tbsp. of raw sugar. Add some drops of lime-juice and almond oil to it. Mix well. Rub on the stretch marks, every day before going for a bath, for at least 10 minutes. Repeat for one month. This home remedy will exfoliate your skin and lighten the stretch marks.
8. Potato Juice
Cut a medium-sized potato into small slices. Take one slice and rub on the affected skin, for 5-10 minutes. Another option is to extract the potato juice and massage on the marks. Rinse with the lukewarm water, when potato juice becomes dry.
9. Apricots (Khubani)
Take 2-3 apricots, cut them and remove the seeds. Crush them to prepare a paste. Employ on the affected skin. After 20 minutes, cleanse with lukewarm water. Repeat this remedy continuously for one month.
10. Vicks VapoRub
Apply some Vicks Vaporub on a clean cloth. Massage on the stretch marks. For quick results, practice it every night.