Stretch marks are those visible lines that appear on your skin when your body undergoes rapid growth. The skin becomes too stretched that the tissues are torn thus causing the white marks to appear. This usually appears on the stomach, hips, thighs, even on the arms when your muscles become big.
Fortunately, you can reduce the appearance of stretch marks on your body using natural means like the ones below.
- Egg whites. Eggs are one of the best sources of protein but when it comes to treating stretch marks, you should get the whites only because they have amino acids as well as protein. Get the whites from two eggs and whip them with a fork. Clean the area with water then apply the egg whites using a makeup brush. Let the egg whites dry up before you rinse. Apply olive oil to moisturize the area and to speed up healing too.
- Aloe vera gel. Another stretch mark treatment that you can use is aloe vera gel because it has soothing and healing properties that can repair damages to your skin tissues while promoting softer and smoother skin. To use this treatment, cut the leaves of the plant into small squares and place them in a container. Put the container in the fridge and allow to cool. Get one piece and apply the gel on the affected area in a circular motion. Leave it on for an hour then take a shower or a bath after. Do this daily and you will notice an improvement with your stretch marks.
- Sugar. You can also use natural white sugar to make your stretch marks fade away because of its exfoliating properties. Exfoliating means getting rid of the dead skin cells on the surface of your skin so that newer and healthier skin will appear. Just mix a tablespoon each of sugar and almond oil plus a few drops of lemon juice. Mix them together thoroughly then apply the mixture on the areas that have stretch marks. Just rub it gently a few minutes before taking a bath or a shower. Repeat this daily to alleviate the appearance of stretch marks.
- Vitamin E capsules. Another way to reduce stretch marks is taking advantage of vitamin E capsulses. Our skin’s texture usually relies on the amount of vitamin E that we have in our body. When you don’t have enough of this vitamin, there will be patches of dry skin in your body. Fortunately, there are vitamin E capsules that you can ingest to boost this vitamin in your system. What’s more, you can use the capsules to treat stretch marks too. Just pierce the capsules to get the gel inside and apply on your stretch marks. Massage the oil for about 20 minutes. You can leave it on overnight if you want or at least 2 to 3 hours before you shower so that the oil will be absorbed by your skin.