No More Stretch Marks - Use These Home Ingredients

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Would you like to wear your favorite sleeveless blouse but are self-conscious about the stretch marks on your arms? You're not the only one who's having trouble with this!

Stretch marks, sometimes called striae, can affect people of all ages. When your skin changes shape quickly, it leaves unsightly marks around your knees and arms. It could be related to weight gain or decrease, or it could be due to growth. These marks, which can be found on both men and women, do not indicate that something is wrong with you.


Pregnancy and puberty are the most prevalent times for stretch marks to occur. When the skin expands, the collagen in the skin breaks down, forming small lines beneath the top layer of the skin, resulting in these marks.


But don't fret; there are a number of home remedies that you can attempt to prevent or lighten stretch marks.


1. Coconut oil

Coconut oil can aid in the rapid healing of stretch marks. According to studies, coconut oil has healing capabilities and heals skin wounds faster.


What to do with it: Twice a day, apply pure coconut oil to your stretch marks.


2. Aloe Vera

Pure aloe vera is not only a good healer, but it may also smooth the skin. Aloe vera gel contains the compounds glucomannan and gibberellin, which promote collagen formation and reduce stretch marks.


Take the gel from an aloe vera leaf and mix it with the oil from vitamin A and E capsules. Combine the ingredients together and apply to the stretch marks.


3. Sucrose

Sugar has been used to perform microdermabrasion for a long time. Microdermabrasion is one of a few clinically established ways to get rid of stubborn stretch marks.


To make it, combine one cup sugar with 1/4 cup of a softening agent, such as almond or coconut oil. Scrub your stretch marks with the mixture after adding some lemon juice. Before taking a shower, repeat this process two to three times a week. Rub the mixture for at least 8-10 minutes.


4. Shea butter

Shea butter has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. It is extremely hydrating, and regular use can help your skin stay healthy and restore damaged cells.

What to do with it: Apply a small amount of pure shea butter directly on the stretch marks. Massage it in for a few minutes and then leave it on. Rep a couple times throughout the day.


5. Castor oil

Ricinoleic acid, found in castor oil, is a skin-conditioning ingredient that helps to lighten stretch marks. It is also beneficial to the skin and hair.


Use it by gently warming the castor oil and massaging it into the stretch marks for 15 to 20 minutes.

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