Home Remedies for Stretch Marks
Edited By: Stephanie Dawson
Potato juice is a great remedy for stretch marks, it fosters growth and restores skin cells. Slice a potato and rub the pieces on your stretch marks for a few minutes covering the entire affected area. Rinse with lukewarm water after a few minutes.
Vitamin C and Sugar
Sugar can be used to exfoliate your skin. Mix one tablespoon raw sugar, some almond oil, and a few drops of lemon juice. Mix well and apply to stretch marks, massage for about 10 minutes on your skin before taking a shower. Keep doing it for a month or so and feel the difference. For better results, you can dab a cotton ball in the mixture and apply on your stretch marks.
Cocoa butter works best for stretch marks that occur post-pregnancy. Apply to your hips, thighs, buttocks, and abdomen in the morning and before bed. Its good at penetrating the upper skin layer and reaching the dermis.
Mash some soft steamed carrots and make a paste, apply to stretch marks and let it sit for as long as possible then rinse with lukewarm water. (Caution: In lighter skin tones it may temporarily turn you orange)
Aloe-vera is helpful for many skin problems, it has essential nutrients and active compounds which can be used to treat minor burns as well. Because of its healing and soothing properties, it works well on stretch marks. Directly rub the aloe vera gel on your marks and let it dry for a few minutes, then wash off with lukewarm water.
Olive oil is rich in nutrients and antioxidants that help improve various skin problems including stretch marks. Dab a cotton ball or a soft cloth into olive oil and apply it to the affected areas, this improves circulation and reduces stretch marks to a great extent. You can leave it to soak in so that your skin absorbs the vitamins A, D, and E present in the oil. You can also mix olive oil with water and vinegar and use it as night cream to keep your skin moisturized.
Grapes are one of the best moisturizers, the extract from grapes protects and beautifies your skin as it hydrates and revitalizes the effects of dry skin. You can apply it as a mask, Let it dry for 20-30 minutes then rinse with lukewarm water. It will eliminate the stretch marks and will also prevent reoccurrence.
Tea Tree Oil
One of the best oils for your skin is tea tree oil. Tea tree oil has amazing antibiotic, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory benefits which make it an effective remedy for many skin problems. You can apply it once a day. It has a medicinal strong smell which some people might not like, but the odor does fade.