Stretch marks are visible lines which appear on our skin, usually in the abdominal wall, over the thighs, upper arms, buttocks and breasts as well.
They are a cosmetic issue, which can cover a large area of the body. We all know that our skin has three main layers.
Epidermis (the outer layer), Dermis (the middle layer) and Subcutaneous or Hypodermic (the deepest layer).
The stretch marks are formed in the dermis when the connective tissue is stretched beyond the power of its flexibility. As a result of this, the collagen gets weakened and its normal production cycle is hindered and damaged as well. One of the main reasons for stretch marks is usually pregnancy, but there are also some other reasons, like sudden gain or loss in weight, rapid growth, heredity, and stress.
Luckily, there are several natural ways for reducing the appearance of the unpleasant and unsightly stretch marks.
In today’s article, we are going to present you several natural remedies for stretch marks.
So here they are:
1. Lemon juice
Because of its acidic properties, lemon juice is an excellent natural remedy for stretch marks. But, besides them, it can also reduce the appearance of scars. In order to use the lemon juice for stretch marks, you should cut one lemon in two pieces and rub it gently onto the stretch marks using circular motions.
Leave the juice to soak into the skin for about 10 minutes and after that rinse it off whit warm water.
2. Olive oil
This is another powerful remedy for removing stretch marks, as it contains a lot of nutrients and antioxidants which can help you in reducing their appearance. You should use slightly warm extra-virgin olive oil and massage the area. Leave it to act for about 30 minutes, until your skin absorbs it.
3. Egg whites
As they contain amino acids and proteins, they are great remedy for stretch marks. All you need to do is whip whites of two eggs gently with a fork. Then apply them on a cleaned area by using a makeup brush. Leave them to dry completely and after that rinse the area with cold water. At the end, apply olive oil. Repeat this method every day for at least two weeks period.
The usage of aspirin for treating skin problems may seem a little bit unbelievable, but it is actually extremely effective. It is actually one of the best and most effective remedies for reducing the appearance of stretch marks. Aspirin contains one effective ingredient, which is chemically similar to salicylic acid. It is a compound which helps exfoliate skin, remove acne and scars on the skin and decrease the size of keloids.
You should crush three aspirin tablets until they form a fine powder, in order to use it for reducing stretch marks. Then, add a few drops of water in order to make a paste.
You should apply this paste on the affected area and leave it like that in order to dry, for about 15 to 20 minutes. At the end, wash it off gently.