Almost everyone gets stretch marks, they are the red or white steaks in our skin. When skin get stretched beyond its flexibility, stretch marks will appear especially on breast, abdomen, thigh, upper arms, cause those areas are prone to rapid growth in girth.
Cause of stretch marks
Sudden changes in weight: rapid weight gain or weight loss can cause them
Being Pregnant: when women are pregnant, their weight goes up with the baby growing inside. Added pounds will stretch abdomen skin, leading to purple(read, white, black) lines.
Hormone change: imbalance hormone in body will reduce the production of collagen and elastic protein of the skin, causing skin lose its elasticity
On Corticosteroid medication: corticosteroid medication increase cortisone production in our body, leading to overweight. In consequence, it triggers stretch marks.
Genetic history: if stretch marks happened in your family before, it’s likely to happen to you too.
We can’t completely get rid of stretch marks, but there are several natural remedies that can help reduce its look on the skin. The below are the remedies that help reduce its appearance.
Famous for its moisturizing and healing effects, aloe Vera can decrease the appearance of stretch marks. Best to use the fresh- cut aloe Vera and massage it on the problem area. Do it often, you will see the marks turn light.
High in Vitamin C, lemon juice can help produce collagen protein in the skin. More collagen means less visible stretch marks. Squeeze juice from the fruit and rub it on the targeted spot, leave it on for 15 minutes and wash it with water.
Eggs white contains protein and amino acids, perfect ingredients to help your skin heal. With skin healed up, marks will be less visible. Apply egg white to the skin, massage till skin gets warm for better absorption. Once a week will do better job.
Lavender essential oil:
Must-have oil for each household. Lavender oil provides amazing healing ability. When mixing with shea butter(another stretch marks eraser), you get better result . Apply daily for faster reduction.
Coconut oil possesses great healing power, it covers each and every skin issue. Simply rub it on the body parts you want to improve the look, stretch marks will get lightened within 1 month. Be sure to use cold-pressed virgin coconut oil for maximum benefits.
Sugar , preferably raw sugar, can exfoliate skin and hence fade the stretch marks. It works the similar way as what dermatologist applied clinically as Microdermabrasion. Mix sugar with almond oil (or coconut oil), and lemon juice. Rub it generously on the affected area for 15 minutes, several times a week.