Millions of women around the world have stretch marks resulting from puberty, pregnancy, hormonal changes or weight gain. Stretch marks are not a medical problem, but an aesthetic one, that appears at people who have less elastic skin. Stretch marks are linear pink scars, sometimes they have a red or purple color. When they fade, they become white or gray.
1. Egg White
Egg white is a good solution to remove the unpleasant stretch marks on your skin. Egg whites consist of about 90% of water that are very useful at keeping our skin hydrated. It is important to maintain the skin hydrated, because it becomes softer and more elastic and this will protect your skin from any damage. Also, egg white is full of protein, minerals, vitamins and glucose that helps at restoring of the broken skin. For preparing your remedy, you will need two raw eggs. Separate into two different bowls yolks and egg whites. Soak a brush, or a sponge, or a piece of thin cloth into the bowl with egg white and apply it on the area where is present the stretch marks. Leave the egg white on your skin until it dries. Then you can rinse with warm or cold water. Repeat this remedy twice in a day for about a month and you will observe that the stretch marks are disappearing.
Natural white sugar is one of the best natural remedies to get rid of stretch marks. Sugar is a powerful exfoliator for the skin that has the propriety to restore the dead cells. Moreover, sugar contains glucose that will keep your skin more elastic, stronger and also it will keep your skin hydrated. To prepare the remedy, you will need a bowl and a tablespoon of sugar. Also, for the treatment, you will need almond oil and lemon juice that have the same effects as sugar. Mix sugar into the bowl with a few drops of almond oil and lemon juice. Mix and then you can apply the mixture on the affected area of the skin. Gently massage for 30 minutes the area with mixture and then rinse with warm water. If you want to cure the marks, you must apply this remedy every time before going to shower.
The best way to prevent and to treat stretch marks is the consumption of a certain amount of oxygenated water. It is recommended daily to drink six to eight cups of water for keeping the body hydrated and also it stimulates the functioning of all body’s systems. Adequate hydration will lead to skin elasticity and helps at producing the sufficient amount of collagen. Remember that after drinking coffee, green or black tea, it is very important to consume minimum two cups of water for restoring nutrient balance, because coffee and tea possess the propriety to dehydrate. Water contains nutrients such as vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E, potassium, zinc, calcium and cesium that participate at the rebuilding the dead and damaged skin of the body. Also, water will keep your skin moisturized that means that it will prevent the skin drying and will protect cells of the skins’ tissues from stretch marks. For preventing stretch marks is more effective the consumption of an amount of water then applying different topical creams.
4. Aloe Vera
Another natural remedy that comes to help us at resolving this skin problem is Aloe Vera. Experts say that the gel obtained from the plant called Aloe Vera has positive effects in treating stretch marks, because it has the propriety to occur the skin injures and restores the damaged skin of the body. The gel from Aloe Vera also possesses the ability to keep your skin hydrated. Because of containing collagen and a high amount of vitamins and nutrients, Aloe Vera gel is a perfect choice for treating unwanted marks. If you have an Aloe Vera plant at home, cut two leaves and using a spoon, extract all the gel inside the leaves into a bowl. Put on your fingertips Aloe Vera gel and gently massage the surface where the skin is affected by stretch marks. Then, leave the gel for 2 hours and rinse with warm water. This remedy should be repeated every two days until you notice an improvement in the stretch marks removal.
5. Holy Basil
Holy Basil is an herb that it is used in preparation of different medicines that can cure many diseases. In our case, holy basil is an effective remedy against stretch marks. It is rich in beneficial substances with antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral and antioxidant properties. Holy basil contains vitamin E that improves skin elasticity and helps at treating the damaged cells. Also, it restores and heals the skin affected by stretch marks. Before starting the preparation of the remedy, first of all you need to crush into a bowl a few leaves of holy basil. Crush them until you will obtain a fine paste of holy basil leaves. Then, mix the crushed herb with water or oil. Then, apply the obtained mixture on the stretch marks present on your body. Leave the applied mixture on for an hour and then you can wash it with warm water. Use this remedy after every shower and I guarantee you that you will be impressed by the result.
6. Olive Oil
If you have stretch marks on your body, it is a sign that your skin needs antioxidants. So, I am going to tell you about olive oil. It is a remedy that is rich in antioxidants and nutrients that are powerful in the treatment of different skin diseases and improves the condition in case you have stretch marks. Moreover, olive oil contains vitamin E, which has the property to regenerate dead skin tissues and also it keeps the skin moisturized for a long period of time. Also, using olive oil is the best way to make your skin softer and will promote a better circulation of the blood in your skin. To apply this remedy, you will need to put on your palms a few drops of olive oil and slowly massage the entire affected surface of your skin. Massage for 5-10 minutes and because it is a remedy that keeps your skin hydrated, you do not need to wash after you finish. For a better result, repeat this procedure two times per day for about a week.
7. Castor Oil
The next type of treatment of stretch marks is a natural remedy that is incredibly beneficial for skin. This remedy consists of usage of castor oil. Castor oil will help you to remove stretch marks due to the unsaturated fatty acids present in oil’s composition. Also, it has the property to keep you skin hydrated. More than that, castor oil contains essential vitamins and minerals that will visibly improve the appearance of skin and will restore its natural radiance. To cure stretch marks, apply castor oil on your fingertips or on a cotton ball and slowly massage with circular movements for 10 minutes the entire area where are present the stretch marks. Cover the area with a piece of thin cotton cloth and put a plastic bottle with hot water or a heating pad over it. Leave it on the affected area for 2 hours. Proceed in the same way twice for about a month and you will observe that this method helps a lot in the stretch marks removal.
8. Potato Juice
I think that you did not expect that potato can be an effective solution against stretch marks. Potato can help you in treating these marks, because potato juice contains vitamins and minerals that help at regeneration of the skin. Moreover, potato juice is rich in iron, potassium, calcium and vitamins such as A, B and C that are benefic at keeping your skin moisturized and encourages the healthy growth of skin’s tissues. This remedy is quite simple. Cut a medium-sized potato into large and thick slices. Then, carefully rub immediately the cut slices on the stretch marks for a few minutes. Make sure that the potato liquid reaches the affected area. Leave the potato juice on your skin for a while till it completely dries and then you can rinse with lukewarm water. The starch contained in potato juice will make your skin softer and if you repeat this remedy every day, you will observe that stretch marks will disappear soon.
9. Coat with Alfalfa
The following treatment that is also useful in the removal of stretch marks involves alfalfa leaves. Alfalfa leaves contain 8 amino acids, which are good in the skin problems’ treatment. They are rich in proteins, vitamin E and vitamin K that prevents appearing of the stretch marks and also at skin drying. They help a lot at restoring skin’s tissues and body’s tone. In alfalfa is present an antifungal agent, which helps at minimizing unsightly marks on the skin and at detoxifying it. Before applying this remedy, you will need to crush into a bowl a few leaves of alfalfa. Crush them till you obtain green powder. Also, you can buy ready powdered leaves at the drug store. Mix the powder with a few drops of chamomile oil until you will have a green paste. Apply this mixture using your fingers or a brush on the areas affected by stretch marks. When the paste completely dries on your skin, you can wash it off using lukewarm water. The result after applying this remedy will be visible after repeating it twice a day for about a month.
A daily exercise program helps to maintain the entire body healthier, thus our skin benefiting of this as well. Exercise is very important for relieving stretch marks, but also it helps to tone the muscles, which prevents their formation. You must practice simple exercises such as walking or activities with low impact on the body, such as aerobics. The exercises will help you keep your optimal weight and be active and full of energy during the day. Through regular exercise, you will have a normal blood circulation that will make your skin more elastic. If you are pregnant, ask your doctor if you can do sports and go to a special center for pregnant women. The workout will make your skin more elastic and will prevent the appearance of stretch marks. In addition, exercise during pregnancy will help you to be in good shape, ready for delivery. Doing exercises every day, your skin will never know what stretch marks are and will help you be healthy.
11. A good diet
The best way to prevent and to treat stretch marks is having a healthy and balanced diet. An important role in preventing skin stretch marks is a permanent hydrated skin. To strive for it, you will need to consume foods rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc and minerals. There is a list of foods which includes vegetables, fruit, fish, different oils, almonds, nuts, eggs and beans full of the upper enumerated nutrients. Also, the diet must contain tomatoes, seeds and products with low fat content. Diet based on these foods is essential for healing and preventing stretch marks. Also, pregnant women should control the appetite for unhealthy eating habits, not to find themselves dealing with excessive weight. It is normal to put a few kilos, but do not overdo it, because you are in danger to crack the skin elasticity. You should respect the diet, because if you do not do that, your skin might have deficiency in vitamins and minerals. Moreover, if you smoke and drink alcohol, all these things will be reflected in the appearance of stretch marks.
Massage and peeling are some measures to prevent stretch marks. Both, massage and peeling, improve blood circulation and will provide a better oxygenation of the skin and you will look younger and will significantly decrease the risk of stretch marks. For massage, use sugar mixed with an oil such as castor oil or almond oil. Massage must be in circular movements. A healthy pile circular massage should be done more energetic. Of course, massage of a pregnant woman must be gentle and very careful, not to upset the baby. Massage should be done daily, after bathing. The main purpose of peeling is to remove impurities and dead cells from the skin. Use a scrub made at home and rub the affected surface in circular movements. After using a scrub, the skin becomes smoother, because peeling stimulates circulation and helps to rejuvenate skin cells. Peeling should be performed at a much lower frequency. Repeat this procedure once a week while bathing and a healthy and smooth skin is guaranteed!