Stretch marks are lines on the skin, found in different, not-so-appealing colours. Pregnancy is the main cause of stretch marks, but obesity, sudden gain or loss in weight and hormones can also stretch marks.
Stretch marks take a long time to fade completely from the surface of the skin. The longer it is left untreated, the longer it takes to fade away.
Here are few home remedies that will help you get rid of stretch marks fast.
- ALOE VERA
Aloe vera has soothing and skin calming properties that heal the skin from within.
Directly apply aloe vera gel on the stretch marks daily morning and evening on clean skin. Let it dry off on its own. Repeat for a month to notice a visible difference.
- LEMON JUICE
Lemon juice contains bleaching properties that fade away marks and blemishes. It is rich in Vitamin C, which firms and makes the skin glow.
Dilute lemon juice of one lemon, with water and apply it on the stretch marks with a cotton ball. Wash off once it dries. Do this at night. Repeat daily for one month.
Cucumber contains high moisture content and antioxidants that will help the brightening of the skin. It cools the body and fades blemishes.
Rub cucumber slices on the areas of stretch marks. Just within one use, you will be able to notice visible changes. Repeat this remedy till you achieve desired results.
- OIL MASSAGE
Oils give deep conditioning and hydrating effect to the skin. Dryness is the main reason for the stubborn stretch marks. Proper moisturization helps to heal the marks.
Mix one tbsp. Of Castor oil, Olive oil and coconut oil. Massage well to the regions of stretch marks and leave it for about half an hour. Wash off with a mild cleanser. Repeat this remedy on alternate days.
Yoghurt contains lactic acid which bleaches and lightens skin, making it even toned. It hydrates the skin and supplies the required moisture.
Dip a cotton ball in thick yoghurt and apply to the stretch marks. Leave it on for 10 minutes. Massage well in circular motions and wash off. Repeat twice a day.
Choose any one remedy and follow it regularly for a month to notice a visible difference in the stretch marks.