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How To Remove Stretch Marks - 15 Proven Home Remedies


Sucharitha V

Updated At  13 Aug 18




Stretch marks are strikes on the skin which are caused due to stretching of the skin's connective tissue. When the middle layer of skin stretches too quickly, some of its collagen can break and cause stretch marks.

 

How do you get stretch marks?

Pregnancy is the major reason for stretch marks. The second most popular reason for stretch marks is obesity.

Apart from these reasons, high levels of steroid hormones in the body can also cause stretch marks. Sometimes, even genetics play a role in stretch marks.

 

Can stretch marks go away?

If the stretch marks are at the initial stage, then you can easily remove them.

If the stretch marks are old, then it is difficult to remove them, but you can reduce the appearance with regular treatments.

If you are wondering how to remove stretch marks, then you can use home remedies, topical creams or laser treatments.

 

Top 15 home remedies for stretch marks

 

Olive_oil

 

1. Olive oil

How to: Take a tablespoon of olive oil and apply it generously on your skin. Massage it for 2-5 minutes and then wash it off after 2 hours or let it rest overnight.

Frequency: 2 - 3 times a week.

Why it works: It has antioxidants and essential vitamins to repair your skin and heal stretch marks.

 


almond_oil

 

2- Almond oil

How to: Take a tablespoon of almond oil and apply it on your skin. Massage it for 5 minutes and then wash it off after 2 hours or let it rest overnight.

Frequency: 2 - 3 times a week.

Why it works: It has properties to penetrate into your skin and heal it. It also has vitamin E to keep your skin healthy.

 

Castor_Oil

 

3- Castor oil

How to: Take a tablespoon of castor oil and apply it on your skin. Massage it for 5 minutes and then wash it off after 2 hours or let it rest overnight.

Frequency: Use castor oil for stretch marks thrice a week.

Why it works: It consists of ricinoleic acid, which moisturizes your skin deeply and heals stretch marks.

 

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Bio_Oil

 

4- Bio oil

How to: Take few drops of bio oil on your palms and apply it on your skin. Massage it for a minute and then let it rest overnight.

Frequency: Use bio oil for stretch marks every day for 3 months.

Why it works: This is the best way to get rid of stretch marks. It will deeply moisturize your skin and repair your stretch marks.

 

Sheabutter

 

5- Shea butter

How to: Take a small amount of shea butter and apply it on your skin. Massage it for a minute and leave it on.

Frequency: Use this 5 times a week.

Why it works: It will nourish your skin deeply and repair your skin.

  


Aloe_vera

 

6- Aloe vera

How to: Apply some aloe vera gel on your skin and let it rest overnight.

Frequency: Use this thrice a week

Why it works: It has properties like glucomannan and gibberellin, which regulates collagen production.

 

Vitamin_E

 

7- Vitamin E oil

How to: Apply a small amount of vitamin E oil on your skin and let it rest overnight.

Frequency: Use this every day for few months

Why it works: This is the best stretch marks treatment. It has antioxidants to heal your skin and keep it healthy.

 

Also Read: 15 Amazing Benefits Of Castor Oil For Skin And Hair

  

 


Egg_white

 

8- Egg whites

How to: Whip up two egg whites and apply it on your skin. Wash it off after 30 minutes with cold water.

Frequency: Use this 5 times a week.

Why it works: Egg whites have amino acids and proteins to heal stretch marks.

 

lemons

 

9- Lemon juice

How to: Dilute three teaspoons of lemon juice with two teaspoons of water and apply it on your skin. Wash it off after 20 minutes.

Frequency: Use this thrice a week

Why it works: Use this for stretch mark removal. It has vitamin c which helps in reducing the appearance of stretch marks.

 


potatoes

 

10- Potato juice

How to: Grate a potato and squeeze out its juice. Apply it on your skin and wash it off after an hour.

Frequency: Use this thrice a week.

Why it works: It has vitamin B complex and essential fatty acids and minerals to keep your skin healthy.

 


cocoa_butter

 

 

11- Cocoa butter

How to: Take a small amount of cocoa butter and apply it on your skin. Massage it for some time and let it rest overnight.

Frequency: Use this four times a week.

Why it works: This is the best stretch mark cream. It will moisturize your skin and heal stretch marks.

  

Also Read: How To Get Rid Of Open Pores On Face Naturally

  

sugar

 

12- Sugar scrub

How to: Mix 1 tablespoon of sugar with 1 tablespoon of honey. Scrub your skin with this mixture and wash it off.

Frequency: Use this four times a week.

Why it works: The sugar granules will remove the dead skin cells to reveal new skin. Honey will deeply moisturize your skin and keep it healthy.

 


coffee_beans

 

13- Coffee scrub

How to: Mix 1 tablespoon of coffee powder with half a tablespoon of olive oil. Scrub your skin with this mixture and wash it off after 2 minutes.

Frequency: Use this four times a week.

Why it works: Coffee will stimulate the production of new skin cells and remove the dead skin cells effectively. Olive oil will moisturize your skin effectively.

 

turmeric

 

14- Turmeric

How to: Mix 3 teaspoons of turmeric powder with 2 tablespoons of Yogurt. Apply it on your skin and wash it off after 25 minutes.

Frequency: Use this thrice a week

Why it works: Turmeric has cucurmin to heal stretch marks and keep your skin plump and healthy. Yogurt will deeply nourish your skin.

 

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Coconut_oil

 

15- Coconut oil

How to: Apply a tablespoon of coconut oil on your skin and massage it for a minute. Wash it off after an hour or let it rest overnight.

Frequency: Use this thrice a week

Why it works: It has essential vitamins to keep your skin clear and free from stretch marks.

If your stretch marks are old and stubborn, then you always have the option to go for laser stretch marks removal.

So try out these effective home remedies to remove stretch marks and get clear and healthy skin!

  

 


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