5 Amazing Home Remedies for Stretch Marks

5 Amazing Home Remedies for Stretch Marks

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Whether your stretch marks are due to pregnancy or sudden weight gain followed by weight loss, they can be the reason for sleepless nights, especially if you are one of those many women who fall into the beauty conscious segment.

Those ghastly looking stretch marks can leave you cringing when you want to wear that beautiful knee length dress or a sleeveless top. Left unattended stretch marks will not vanish, they will just sit where they are. While there are several over the counter ointments and gels that claim to reduce stretch marks, they are laden with chemicals and should be your last resort.

There are umpteen home remedies that you can try out to diminish those unsightly scars for good. Today we have listed 5 home remedies that you perhaps never knew about. These ingredients are easy to procure and work like a charm on stretch marks.

Vicks Vaporub:

We have all know how effective shea and cocoa butter are on stretch marks, but did you know that bottle of vicks in your medicine cabinet can lighten stretch marks? Vicks contains essential oils such as turpentine, eucalyptus and cedar leaf oil apart from camphor and traces of petrolatum.

They work in conjunction with each other and moisturize your skin and makes it softer. With a few applications you will see the stretch marks reduce dramatically.

Apply a generous amount of vicks on the affected area. Cover it up with cling wrap and leave it on overnight. Repeat every day till the stretch marks begin to fade.

Castor Oil:

Your granny may have told you about this remedy that you simply brushed off! But, believe us, this oil does work! Castor oil has been used since time immemorial in treating hair and skin ailments. It is rich in an enzyme called ricinoleic acid, which helps in fastening the healing of the skin cells and diminishes stretch marks naturally.

Gently massage, olive oil onto the stretch marks every day. Massage for at least twenty minutes and make this a daily practice till the marks are all gone.

Coffee Scrub:

We do not need to tell you what a hot cup of coffee does to the mind and body, do we? You will be pleasantly surprised to know that your favourite coffee can help clear stretch marks. Coffee grinds have anti-oxidant properties that enhances blood circulation and promoted degradation of fat cells beneath the skin. This works in reducing stretch marks naturally.

Mix a cup of coffee grinds with a little water to make a coarse paste. Scrub this into your skin in gentle circular motions. Rinse off with lukewarm water and moisturize.

Lemon Juice:

We all know the many benefits of lemon juice on the skin. This juice can also be used to treat stubborn stretch marks. Being acidic in nature, it makes a great remedy to treat not just stretch marks, but acne scars too.

Apply freshly extracted lemon juice on the stretch marks in gentle circular motions. DO this religiously for at least 3 weeks, before you begin to see miraculous results.

Turmeric:

You may already know that the herb turmeric is used to lighten the complexion and treat skin infections. But, did you know that it can also reduce stretch marks? Turmeric is replete with anti-oxidant properties and regular application will fade the stretch marks away.

Mix freshly ground turmeric powder with a few teaspoons of yoghurt. You may also use fresh cream. Apply this mask on the stretch marks and allow it to dry. Once dry wash it off with lukewarm water and moisturize your skin.

Bid adieu to stretch marks with these simple yet effective stretch marks. You no longer need to shy from wearing ensembles you love. Flaunt beautiful stretch mark free skin! Stay Gorgeous!!

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