Stretch marks appear externally on the skin. These lines or bands occur due to sudden skin stretching and both genders can be affected by this appearance. Commonly they occur on the thighs, hips, arms, buttocks, the lower back, and the stomach area. The reason for their appearance is more than one; it can be due to rapid weight loss or weight gain, hormonal changes, pregnancy, excessive exercising, and many others.
Stretch marks appear because the skin is losing its natural elasticity. There are many available cosmetic products on the market promising to eliminate the starch marks, but you need to be aware that most of them have in their content chemicals which are harmful for your body. Therefore, use natural solutions which have the ability to smooth the skin and make stretch marks to fade away without the risk of chemicals and in severe cases the need for surgery.
- Egg Whites
They are rich in proteins, in fact they contain 40 different proteins and as well as collagen and vitamin A. As a result of this rich content they can improve the skin’s elasticity and can make stretch marks to fade away.
Begin with separating the whites from two eggs, then whip them nicely and apply a thick layer of the mixture on the stretch marks. Once the mixture is completely dry, wash it off with water and after that rub some olive oil on the affected area in order to moisturize it properly.
- Aloe Vera Gel
Due to the fact that the skin loses its elasticity when stretch marks appear, tiny tears in the layers of the skin can occur. Aloe Vera can repair these tiny tears and can restore the lost elasticity in the most natural way.
Get the inside of the aloe Vera leaves which is consisted of sticky gel that needs to be applied by rubbing it onto the stretch marks. Let it stay for 2 hours and after that wash it off with water.
- Potato Juice
Potatoes are high in vitamins and minerals, like Vitamin C, magnesium, potassium, B-complex, phosphorus, calcium and zinc. It incites the growth and regeneration of the skin cells.
Take 1 potato and chop it into thick slices and gently rub the stretch marks with the potato pieces. Leave it to act for 5-10 minutes, and after that rinse it off with lukewarm water.
- Lemon Juice
Lemons show potent acidic properties due to which they can naturally lighten the skin. Moreover, they can remove dead skin and cause for the stretch marks swiftly to fade away.
Take one lemon and split it into two halves, and then use one of the halves to rub the stretch marks. Leave it to stand for 10 minutes and after that wash the area with warm water.
- Olive Oil
This is highly beneficial oil packed with anti-oxidants and various nutrients that can aid in the treatment of numerous skin conditions, and as well as in the case of stretch marks.
Use warm extra virgin olive oil gently on the affected areas in order to improve the blood flow and decrease the development of stretch marks. Leave it to stay for about 30 minutes so that the skin absorbs the vitamins A, D and E contained in the olive oil.
Raw sugar has the role of a natural skin exfoliator, which is helpful in the prevention and removal of stretch marks.
For this method you are supposed to mix 1 tablespoon of sugar with some almond oil and a couple of drops of lemon juice. Mix them well for 5 minutes. Then use the mix directly onto the stretch marks and rub it for 10 minutes. After that, wash it off with water.