Natural Remedies to Get Rid Of Stretch Marks

stretch marks

Stretch marks are a frustrating feature to have, for anyone. These are the lightning shaped raises on your skin that seem to be firing from one point to another.

Men and women of any age or walks of life can have stretch marks. This is usually contributed to the sudden weight loss a person experiences.

Women who have recently given birth also tend to have stretch marks on their stomachs.

There are several different remedies that you can use to get rid of those unsightly marks:

Cocoa butter mixture

Things you will need:

  • ½ cup of cocoa butter
  • 1 tablespoon of wheat germ oil
  • 2 teaspoon of beeswax
  • 1 tablespoon of apricot oil
  • 1 tablespoon of Vitamin E oil
  • 1 tablespoon of kernel oil

What you need to do       

  • Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl and then apply on the stretch marks. Keep rubbing in the mixture until it becomes well absorbed into the skin.
  • You can apply this twice or three times a day.

Cocoa butter is famous for being effective on stretch marks. It will moisturize the skin and, thus, make it much smoother. It will penetrate through the layers of the skin and repair the damaged cells. If you do not wish to go through the hassle of making a paste, you can also do with just applying cocoa butter.

Aloe vera

Things you will need:

  • Fresh aloe vera
  • 5 vitamin A capsules (optional)
  • 10 vitamin E capsules (optional)

What you need to do:

  • Squeeze out the gel, carefully, from the aloe vera leaf and add the oil of Vitamin A and E capsules to it. Mix the components well together in a bowl.
  • Take a handful of mixture and apply it on your skin till it fully becomes absorbed. You don’t have to rinse it off. You can also just apply aloe vera gel and then wash it out after 15 minutes.

The reason this works is that Aloe Vera is a super herb that is extremely advantageous for the skin. It has soothing elements that help heal any crack quickly. The high levels of glucomannan and gibberellin present increases the synthesis of collagen and removes the stretch marks. It consists of essential minerals, vitamins, and enzymes which are filled with antioxidant characteristics.

Coffee grounds

Things you will need:

  • Coffee grounds
  • Water

What you need to do:

  • Mix coffee grounds with water to make a paste and then scrub it over the stretch marks.
  • Keep scrubbing the mixture in circular motions for 3-5 minutes and then wash off with warm water. You can also add aloe vera gel or olive oil to the mixture.

Coffee is highly rich in caffeine and has a biological activity that can penetrate the skin easily. This stimulates the fat present under the skin and also has antioxidant properties. The scrubbing motion will help increase the blood flow which will further contribute to the lightening of the stretch marks.

Stretch marks can be a source of anxiety to many, but applying either one of these pastes diligently will help you lighten them significantly.

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