Stretch marks are bands of parallel lines on the skin surface. Stretch marks generally appear any part of the body like legs, back, neck, abdomen, waist, arms, hips, breast and lower back. The skin of human being made of 3 layers Epidermis, Dermis and hypodermic.
When connective tissue is stretched due to the expansion or contraction of skin, stretch marks start developing on the dermis. The collagen gets weak and elastic fibers start tearing because of this normal cycle gets damaged, this results in the stretch formation.
Now we will read about causes, symptoms and natural remedies for the treatment of the stretch marks.
How do Stretch Marks Occur
These are some the main causes of Stretch Marks
- Rapid growth during teenage
- Change in physical conditions
- Delivering large babies or twins
- Dramatic weight loss or gain
Symptoms of Stretch Marks
- Thin colored lines from purple to bright pink to light gray lines on the skin
- Wrinkly skin
- Patches of fine lines
- Affected area is soft in touch
How to Remove Stretch Marks By Home Remedies
1 Castor oil
Castor oil is used in many skin problems like wrinkles, ageing, moles , dark spots, pimples and stretch marks.
Apply castor oil on the affected areas and massage gently approx 10 minutes in a circular motion.
wrap the affected areas with thin clean cotton cloth.Put a hot water bottle on the affected areas for at least an hour.
Repeat the process daily till you get positive results.
2 Aloe vera
Aloe vera leaves secretes a gel ,this gel can be applied to heal wounds .Aloe vera also contains plant collagen which immensely helps in repairing the skin.Collagen is nothing but an important protein which is beneficial for skin it helps in reducing wrinkles,fine lines,tighter skin,plump up skin ,ageing and improve the elasticity of skin.
Extract the gel from leaves of aloe vera and directly apply on the affected areas and massage gently.Gradually the stretch marks will fade.One can also mix Vitamin E oil with aloe vera gel.
3 Egg white
Egg white contain amino acid and protein.Egg white is rich in vitamin A and collagen is protein found in animal connective tissue.As it gives firmness to skin,scars on the skin as well as helps in constant renewal of skin.Egg white gives a smoother and fairer appeal to skin.
Extract the egg white from yolk and whip with fork to make a smooth paste.Now wash the affected areas with water and apply this paste with the help of the brush and let it for 1-2 hour and rinse it with cold water .Apply some moisturizer on the affected areas .Repeat the process for at least 2-3 week and one can see the positive results.
4 lemon juice
Lemon rich in vitamin C and acidic in nature which helps in heal and reduce stretch marks,acne and scars.Vitamin C ensures the production of the collagen.collagen are found in tendons ,bones and ligaments.it also helps in the growth of cells and blood vessels ,also enhances to maintain the firmness and strength of the skin.
Apply the lemon juice on the stretch marks and gently massage for 10- 15 minutes on the skin .Rinse it with warm water.
One can add cucumber juice with lemon juice and apply on the affected areas.
Sugar is a natural exfoliant for skin.It also contains glycolic acid ,an alpha hydroxy acid that helps in regenerating fresh looking skin.It is also used in dry skin ,reduces darken skin,acne ,burn.
Mix a tbsp of sugar ,with few drops of almond oil and lemon juice .Apply on the affected areas and gently rub it.Leave it for 10-15 minutes and wash it with cold water.
Repeat the process for at least a month for better results.
6 Potato juice
Potato juice minerals which helps in restoring and growth of the skin.
Cut the thick slices of the potato and rub on the affected areas.Make sure that the starch of the potato covers the whole areas .Let it for 15 minutes and wash it with warm water.
Alfalfa is a rich source of the vitamin E, K,protein and essential amino acids which nourishes the skin and maintain overall health of the skin.
It has an anti fungal agent which detoxify the skin.Vitamin E helps neutralize the oxidant effects of free radicals that damage collagen which is a main reason for the wrinkles ,fine lines and dry skin.
Mix alfalfa powder with few drops of chamomile oil to make a smooth paste.Apply this paste on the affected areas and massage gently for at least 2- 3 times in a day.Repeat the process till a month for better results.
8 Cocoa butter
Cocoa butter is a natural moisturizer which helps and nourish the skin,reduce wrinkle ,fine lines and scars.It is a natural anti wrinkling and anti ageing properties and enhances blood circulation which reduces stretch marks.
Apply cocoa butter on the affected areas for at least 2-3 times in a day to get results.
Mix 2 tbsp of cocoa butter ,2 tbsp of wheat germ oil ,2 tsp of grated beeswax ,1 tsp of apricot kernel oil and few drops of vitamin E oil.Heat this mixture to make a paste.
Apply this paste on the affected areas at least for a month.
9 Olive oil
Olive oil is rich in various nutrients and anti oxidants which helps in nourishing the skin and reduces stretch marks.
Massage gently the olive oil on the affected areas this will improve the blood circulation and reduces stretch marks.
10 Physical exercise
One must do physical exercise to tone their underlying muscles and remove ugly stretch marks like abdominal crunches,sit-ups,swimming.
One can remove the ugly stretch marks by just the natural home remedies.