5 Simple Home Remedies to Manage Stretch Marks
Ana Margarita Olar | Vigorbuddy.com
Stretch marks are silver or dark colored streaks found on the skin. It’s the result from over stretching due to pregnancy or weight changes. They usually appear on the abdomen, thighs, and buttocks.
This is one reality dreaded by pregnant women. But you know, there are home remedies which can help manage stretch marks. Here are some of them:
We need fluids to maintain various body functions. Water plays a role in distributing nutrients. it is also needed to supply oxygen throughout the body including the skin. It also helps to get rid of toxins through the sweat glands. It helps to manage stretch marks by maintaining skin elasticity.
It also helps prevent tearing of the skin cells.
The coarse texture of sugar acts as a natural exfoliant when rubbed into the skin. When using sugar, rub it in gentle circular motion. You can add some honey to moisturize the skin while exfoliating it. It helps to manage stretch marks by helping it to fade away.
Potato juice helps lighten stretch marks by promoting restoration and growth of skin cells. Cut a potato across and rub it on the stretch marks. Let it dry for a few minutes before rinsing with lukewarm water.
Aloe Vera contains viscous liquid and known for its healing and soothing properties. It is effective not only to manage stretch marks. It is also beneficial for wound and other skin problems. Cut across and aloe leaf and apply gently to the affected area. Another way is by mixing aloe vera with vitamin A and vitamin E capsules and applying it to the affected area.
Lemon juice helps manage stretch marks because of its acid content. It is also effective to lighten acne and other scars. Squeeze out the lemon juice and apply it in a circular motion to stretch marks or scars. Let it dry for a few minutes before rinsing.
It helps enhance blood circulation that’s why it is known for its anti- aging properties. To help lighten stretch marks, massage cocoa butter to affected area twice a day.
Egg white contains protein and amino acid that helps repair damaged skin cells. Just get the whites from two eggs and whip it a little. With a brush, apply a thick layer of whipped egg whites to the stretch marks. Let it dry and rinse with tap water.
There are still other home remedies for stretch marks. You can also try these products for older stretch marks.