First of all, there’s nothing wrong with having stretch marks! They can appear during pregnancy or due to sudden weight gain or loss. When the skin stretches, skin collagen is weakened, resulting in fine lines that appear as stretch marks.
They are totally harmless but if you think they are ruining the look of your sleeveless, knee-length dress, there are a number of ways to treat them. Scroll down to read what you can do to prevent and reduce stretch marks.
Sweet Almond Oil
Rich in Vitamin E, almond oil can work wonders to lighten stretch marks. It nourishes skin to heal it naturally and rejuvenates it.
Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to sweet almond oil to form a mixture. Don’t forget to heat it for a few seconds before massaging over the stretch marks to make sure it penetrates into the skin.
Shea butter is famous for its anti-inflammatory properties. Moreover, it is packed with antioxidants that work to keep your skin looking young and supple. All you have to do is massage Shea butter on the affected area and leave it overnight. With regular application, you will soon notice a visible difference in your stretch marks.
Everyone loves to start their day with a hot, steaming cup of coffee. Who’d have thought you can use it to treat your stretch marks? A coffee scrub works by stimulating the fats under the skin. Furthermore, it possesses antioxidant properties. The scrubbing motion is also beneficial because it increases the blood flow, which in turn, lightens the stretch marks.
You can easily make this amazing scrub by mixing coffee grounds with a few drops of water to form a paste. Apply it to the affected area and scrub in a circular motion for about 5 minutes. For better results, try adding a tablespoon of olive oil or aloe vera gel to the concoction.
So, which of these home remedies are you going to try out first?