Natural Ways To Say Good Bye To Any Stretch Mark On Your Body!
July 17, 2018
Stretch marks are scars-looking lines on the skin. They occur as a result of sudden weight changes and physically swift stretching of the skin. They are dermal scars, characterized by degeneration of the outermost layer of the skin called epidermis. Stretch marks are also called striae. Depending on skin color, striae lines can be pink, red or purple colored, and fade over time to leave pale marks. Connective tissue is stretched due to the expansion of the skin, stretch marks begin to develop in the middle layer of skin (dermis). Collagen is weaker, and the elastin fibers are tearing apart. This results in the formatting of thin scars under the top layer of skin (epidermis).
For many women, stretch marks are the worst feature of pregnancy. They feel that the stretch marks mar their attractiveness and make a long-lasting change in their physical appearance.Commonly associated with pregnancy, stretch marks can occur on anyone. Medically, stretch marks are referred to as stria or striae. Pregnancy-induced stretch marks are called striae gravidarum.
Sugar can be used as a home remedy to naturally exfoliate the skin. Mixture of sugar, almond oil and lemon juice is one of the proven ways to get rid of the stretch marks.
Tablespoon of sugar will be enough for one treatment. Add few drops of almond oil and lemon juice. Stir it well and apply, with your fingers, directly on the stretch marks.
Rub the area for 8-10 minutes and then wash it off. As the stretch marks are placed commonly on body places that are not easy to rinse, the best way is to apply treatment before taking a shower. Taken daily, sugar paste can help remove stretch marks in one month, approximately.
Castor oil is an easy, natural cure for stretch marks. The foul taste and laxative prowess of castor oil rarely let it be recognized as the asset to the skin that it really is. When used topically, castor oil rarely produces any side effects.
Between 80 and 90 percent of castor oil is comprised of ricinoleic acid, a fatty acid which makes castor oil a blessing to the skin. This fatty acid gives the oil its hydrating, moisturizing, healing and repairing properties. As an added bonus, it keeps acne and signs of aging under control.
Apply castor oil on the stretch marks with a cotton ball.
Massage the affected skin with the oil for about 10 minutes. Castor oil is extremely viscous, almost six times more viscous than olive oil. Massaging will help work the oil into the skin.
Include this practice in your daily routine until the stretch marks fade away.
Aloe vera gel is rich in anti-oxidants , and is considered as the most effective home remedy for stretch marks. It is well known for its healing properties. For its nutritional skin benefits and antiseptic properties, aloe vera gel is widely used in skin care products to treat and also medical products to heal burns, cuts and rush. Apply aloe era gel to stretch marks, let it dry for as long as you can and then clean it with lukewarm water.
Egg whites are rich in proteins and amino acid, omega 3 fatty acids, proteins, vitamins and minerals. It has high content of retinol which maintains elasticity of the skin and keeps it firm. Whip 1 or 2 egg whites. Apply a thick layer off whipped egg whites with the help of a brush with fingers. Let it dry completely before washing it off, or taking a shower. After this treatment, skin will need moisturizer. Apply any of the oils mentioned in this article, or just use your regular moisturizer.