Stretch marks can make you feel uncomfortable, embarrassed and self-conscious about your appearance. There are many natural solutions to deal with stretch marks, but let’s see some theory behind this problem.
Skin is structured of three main layers: Subcutaneous or Hypodermic (the deepest layer), Dermis (the middle layer) and Epidermis (the outer layer). When the middle layer is stretched due to contraction or rapid expansion of the connective tissue then stretch marks appear. Stretched skin causes weakened collagen tissue and if the production cycle of collagen is interrupted or damaged then it ultimately results with scars under the top layer of your skin.
Stretch marks appear as visible lines on different body parts, but they can be mainly found in the abdominal wall, as well as buttocks, thighs, breasts and upper arms.
Common reason for appearing of stretch marks is fast growth of specific body parts. It happens during the pregnancy or when people put extra weight for short period of time. There are many factors that can cause this condition: stress, hormonal imbalance and changes in physical conditions are the most common.
Castor oil is used in many treatments related with skin issues like age spots, wrinkles, dark spots, moles, pimples, and fine lines. It is also used as effective remedy when it comes to stretch marks.
Apply few drops of castor oil on areas affected by stretch marks. Gently massage your skin for 5 to 10 minutes. Put some cloth on your skin and apply some heat by using bottle with warm water on the affected area at least a 1/2 hour. Repeat this process as much as you can for month and evident results will be noticed.
Aloe vera is very effective when it comes to different skin conditions. Here is great solution for dealing with stretch marks.
Solution 1: Apply aloe vera gel on the affected area and leave it on for 15 minutes. After that rinse your skin with lukewarm water.
Solutions 2: Make solution with 1/4 cup of aloe vera gel, oil from 5 vitamin A capsules and oil from 10 vitamin E capsules. Rub the mixture on your skin and leave it until fully absorbed. Repeat the treatment on daily basis until you get positive results.
Egg whites are rich in proteins and amino acids. They can be really great remedy when it comes to stretch marks.
Previously, clean the affected skin area with water and whip whites of two eggs. Apply thick layer with makeup brush on the affected areas and leave the applied layer to dry completely. After that rinse the skin with cold water and apply some olive oil to keep your skin moisturized. Repeat this process on daily basis for two weeks until you get positive results.
Lemon juice has acidic nature, and it is great when it comes to acne, scars, and stretch marks.
Rub the affected areas using circular motions with fresh lemon. Leave it until the lemon is fully absorbed into your skin and then rinse with warm water.
Another option is to add equal quantity of cucumber juice together with the lemon juice and repeat the previous step.
This is one of the best home remedies when it comes to stretch marks. Sugar is used to exfoliate your skin.
Mix a tablespoon of white sugar with few drops of lemon juice and almond oil and apply the mixture on the affected areas. Gently rub the mixture on the skin for few minutes every day before taking a shower. Repeat the process for a month and you will see positive results.
Potato contains minerals and vitamins that promotes growth of the skin cells .
Cut a larger potato into thick slices and rub the affected skin areas. Make you sure that potato starch covers the affected area. Leave it until the potato juice is fully dried and wash it off with lukewarm water.