Stretch marks are unsightly and everyone wants to get rid of it. Anybody who has it hates the ugly discolored lines on their body. Most women suffer from stretch marks usually after pregnancy, but that’s not the only cause for it. Men too have stretch marks as it can also be caused by rapid stretching of the skin. Stretch marks can make you feel very self conscious and uncomfortable about your appearance.
There are however several natural ways to remove stretch marks without spending much.
1. Water: Keeping your body well hydrated protects the skin from many kinds of problem. Drink one or two glasses of water several times a day. According to experts, minimum of ten glasses per day keeps your body well hydrated. It will restore elasticity which is necessary in getting rid of stretch marks. Avoid taking coffee and soda drinks as they cause dehydration.
2. Sugar: Natural white sugar is one of the natural remedies for getting rid of stretch marks. Mix a tablespoon of sugar with almond oil and a few drop of lemon juice. Mix it well and apply on the areas where stretch marks are (or other areas of your body if you want) and gently rub them on the skin for at least 10 minutes every day before taking your bath. Try this for a month and see your stretch marks become lighter. You can also use this exfoliate your skin.
3.Potato Juice: potato juice contains minerals and vitamins that foster growth and restoration of skin cells. Potato juice can be used on stretch marks by cutting a medium sized potato into thick slices, take one of those potato slices and rub it gently on the stretch marks for a few minutes, making sure that the juice from the potato covers the affected skin area. Allow the potato juice to dry for a while and then rinse with lukewarm water.
4. Lemon Juice: Rub lemon juice gently onto the stretch marks in a circular motion. Allow the lemon juice to soak into your skin for about 10 minutes and then rinse it off with warm water. Another method is to mix equal quantities of cucumber juice and lemon juice and apply the mixture on the stretch marks.
Cocoa butter, castor oil, Olive oil and egg whites are other natural remedies for stretch marks, burns, cuts and other skin problems. They are safer and cheaper than the chemically induced removal creams. So, start the journey of eradicating your stretch marks today.