How to get rid of stretch marks?

How to get rid of stretch marks?


Steve Ramsey, PhD -Public Health, MSc-(hon) in Med Ultrasound.RMSKS.

Steve Ramsey, PhD -Public Health

Many readers in my blog asked me how to get rid of stretch marks?

Some of the creams can cost you 500 to 2000 dollars or more, some uses laser and other surgeries but you can do these basic home remedies to see good result.

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Start with Castor oil is quite a popular remedy that’s been used to treat a wide variety of different skin issues. Castor oil has reportedly been used to treat signs of aging like wrinkles and liver spots, dark spots, lines, acne, and can even be used to help people eliminate stretch marks. The easiest way to go about doing this is to simply lather a bit of castor oil onto the affected area and then massage the oil into the skin. Do this at least once a day for a month and you should start to see results.

Aloe Vera is another natural remedy that’s proven to be incredibly useful in helping to treat a variety of skin conditions. The plant is very soothing and helps to reconstitute the skin. For this reason, you can use it to help repair damage done by stretch marks. If you live in an area where aloe Vera grows, such as many parts of South America and the United States, you can simply rub pure aloe gel on the area. Otherwise, your best solution is to get aloe Vera lotion from a store and apply this yourself.

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Egg whites have been shown to have a number of benefits, aside from their purported health benefits. They can be used to treat skin issues like baggy eyes and stretch marks due to their high amino acid content and the fact that they function as an astringent. Whisk a couple egg whites together and apply these to the stretch marks, letting them sit for 10 to 15 minutes. This should be enough time for them to dry and tighten up the skin a bit.

Another natural remedy that can be very useful for helping to decrease the size of stretch marks is lemon juice. Lemon juice is naturally quite acidic and can function as an astringent, making it good for helping to treat a variety of skin-related conditions. The easiest way to go about doing this is to simply rub lemon juice onto your stretch marks. After it soaks into your skin, you can rinse or wash it off.

While it’s well-known that white, refined sugar shouldn’t be consumed by people due to the number of health problems it causes, raw sugar can certainly be effective for helping the skin. If you’re able to get your hands on raw cane sugar, you can mix it with a natural oil like coconut or almond oil and apply this directly to the stretch marks. Let it sit and then wash it off. Do this once a day for a few weeks to see some improvement.

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Potatoes are another strange but undeniably effective food that can help to enhance the health of the skin in many ways. In addition to exfoliating the skin and getting rid of baggy eyes, potatoes can help to heal stretch marks. They contain a number of enzymes and minerals that support the growth and repair of our skin. Cutting a potato into slices and applying this to your stretch marks for 10 to 15 minutes a day should be enough to help provide some benefit.

Alfalfa leaves are a rich source of amino acids, as well as a great source of some of the most important skin-healthy nutrients like vitamin E and vitamin K. You can make a paste by grinding alfalfa roots, or mixing powdered alfalfa with water, and then apply this directly to your stretch marks. You’ll see some improvement within weeks.

Cocoa butter is the by-product of chocolate making and it has a huge number of benefits for the skin and body. Apply it directly to your stretch marks and let it soak into your skin. You’ll see some benefit within a week or two. Olive oil is filled with fat-soluble, healthy vitamins that are known to be great for the skin. You can apply olive oil directly to your skin to see improvement, but the benefits will be even more pronounced if you mix it with something else like cocoa butter.

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Coconut oil has shown promise for treating a huge number of skin-related conditions. Coconut oil is known to help speed up the healing of the skin and can help your body repair wounds quicker. Again, mixing this oil with some of the other remedies on this list will improve its efficacy.

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