Effective Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Stretch Marks

Posted In: Dermatologist     2018-02-22     19

Stretch marks occur when your skin rapidly changes shape due to growth or weight gain. It can happen to both men and women, the most common times in life to get stretch marks are puberty and pregnancy. Find the best diagnostic centers in Bangalore for an early detection of any underlying disease.

Usually, the stretch mark appears as a thin purple or red line on the skin that takes a different form than the surrounding skin layer. Eventually, most of the stretch marks fade and turn white or translucent coloring.

Don’t worry! There are some home remedies to prevent stretch marks and also to reduce the appearance of old as well as new ones.

 

1.      Sugar

It is one of the best home remedies to prevent or reduce stretch marks. Sugar is a natural source of an alpha hydroxic acid, a glycolic acid that stimulates the skin and helps in getting younger and fresher looking skin. Alpha hydroxy acids help to treat very dry skin, a condition that leads darkening of the skin. It also reduces sunburn and acne.

 

Ingredients:

·         Sugar

·         Almond oil

·         Lemon juice

Mix sugar with almond oil and lemon juice and stir it for 5 minutes. Apply the mixture to the stretch marks and scrub the area for 10 minutes and wash off with water.

 

2.      Coconut oil

Coconut oil helps to heal the appearance of stretch marks quickly. Application of virgin coconut oil to your stretch marks every day might take off some of their red appearances.

 

3.      Egg white

Egg white is rich in Vitamin A and collagen, which is the main structural and the most abundant protein present in animal connective tissue and contains amino acids such as praline, glycine, arginine, and hydroxyproline. Egg white gives our skin suppleness, firmness and helps in the regular renewal of skin cells.

 

Ingredients:

·         Egg- 1

·         Water

Separate the egg white and the yolk from the egg. Stir the egg white and apply it on the stretch marks. Keep it for 15 minutes and wash off with water.

 

4.      Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is best known for several skin healing properties. Its leaves secrete a clear gel, which can be used to heal wounds and it also has plant collagen that repair the skin. Collagen is really beneficial to reduce wrinkles, fine lines, tighter skin, youthful skin, plump up the skin and also enhance the skin’s elasticity.

 

Ingredients:

·         Aloe Vera leaf

·         Water

Peep off the outer layer of the Aloe Vera leaf and take out the sticky, clear gel and apply on stretch marks. Wash off with water after two or three hours.