Stretch marks are not only associated with pregnancy as it is commonly done, but it can also happen in any part of the body, especially those areas where the skin is stretched due to physical changes. It can happen on your outer thighs, lower abdomen, buttocks, calf, arms etc. If there has been some major gain or loss of weight, it is a common thing for stretch marks to appear. These have no side effects but appear unattractive. They are usually long and thin and occur on the surface of your skin. When the lines turn to a silvery-white colour, it is an indication that it is fading away.
Here are some best home remedies for stretch marks which will show positive results when applied consistently for a period of time. It can be done with some simple things we usually find in our kitchen.
* Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe Vera is well known for clearing any kinds of marks and patches from the body and is a safe and natural way to cure the stretch marks. It also makes the skin soft and glowing. This natural stretch mark removal technique has been in use for a long time.
* Vitamin E Capsules
Our skin texture is highly dependent on the Vitamin E level in our body. Sometimes, a few areas get patchy and dull due to several reasons, in that case, the application of Vitamin E Oil helps. This is one home remedy for pregnancy stretch marks.
* Lemon Juice
With high contents of Vitamin C, lemon is also used for its bleaching property. Application of lemon on the skin reduces oiliness and brings an inner glow. Initially, lemon juice might cause a little itching sensation which is a sign of effective reaction on the skin, however, if it goes beyond tolerance, rub off immediately. After washing, see how the skin appears, check for rashes or redness, in case of any such reaction try on some other method. Do not apply on chapped or over dry skin.
* Egg Whites
Egg whites are an excellent source of proteins and amino acids which help in skin brightening and whitening. It is effective for the removal of any kinds of marks from our skin when used regularly. Make sure to use an only white portion of the eggs to treat the stretch marks of any kind. If the whites stick to the skin after drying, dab with water before removing. Do not pull from the skin.
* Sugar Scrub
Normal white sugar granules make excellent exfoliates. As the marks grow older, they become rough and dry. Removing the dry and dead skin from the marks also lightens the stretch marks. Regular exfoliation brings an inner glow to the skin. While using the mask, make sure not to rub too much-causing harm to the skin. Use of lemon might cause minor itchiness when the mask is applied indicating positive effects of the mask.